KME Fire Apparatus is recognized as a leader in truly custom fire apparatus for municipal, airport and industrial clients.
KME offers a full range of commercial chassis in 4x2, 4x4, and 6x4 configurations from all major manufacturers.
KME is a franchised dealer for International, Ford, and GMC so you always get the best support, service, and pricing.
Since 1946 KME and the Kovatch Organization have built a reputation for delivering customized, value-driven vehicle solutions that incorporate quality, safety and reliability.
KME apparatus is available on all major commercial chassis including
, International , GMC , Freightliner , Kenworth , Mack and more.
KME also maintains factory branches in California, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia for additional support to company’s nationwide network of sales representative organizations.
KME Fire Apparatus unveiled its new FORCE series of ARFF trucks at FDIC this year with a KME Force 1500 on display. The KME Force Series is a complete line of ARFF vehicles that feature an industry leading design in 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 and Air Transportable configurations. KME also manufactures a full line of Rapid Intervention Vehicles (RIV’s) giving KME one of the broadest lines of apparatus available to airports today.
The Force line brings innovation to ARFF apparatus by introducing a completely new design which features a GRP (Glass Reinforced Polyester) cab and body. The material is high in strength, but also reduces weight allowing for a high power to weight ratio for improved maneuverability and acceleration. The Force series ARFF vehicles also include industry leading visibility and superior compartmentation. The high visibility cab features the innovative use of glass, extensive insulation, a curved windshield and a user friendly control design which results in a cab that exceeds the standards for visibility, crew comfort and sound insulation. The body has generous compartmentation, and an open through pump compartment for ease of maintenance. The integral water and foam tank yields an extremely low center of gravity and excellent weight distribution for maximum stability and safety. Keeping maintenance and service in mind, the hinged engine enclosure opens completely from each side to allow excellent access for maintenance and service. The entire engine enclosure can be easily removed for complete access in the event of a major repair or engine overhaul.
KME FORCE™ Series A/T - Air transportable ARFF configuration with 1250 gallons of water, 120 gallons of foam and a wide array of standard features and options
KME FORCE™ Series Class 4 - KME custom 4 X 4 chassis, 1500 gallons of water/200 gallons of foam, 500 lb dry chemical systems, Halotron systems, wide variety of roof and bumper turret options and a long list of standard features that set the industry standard for performance and value
KME FORCE™ Series Class 5 - KME custom 6x6 or 8X8 chassis with water capacities ranging from 3000 to 4500 gallons and foam capacities from 400 to 600 gallons. Options include 500 lb dry chemical systems, Halotron systems, wide variety of roof and bumper turret options and a long list of standard features that set the industry standard for performance and value