Thinking of Making an Apparatus Change?

Thinking of Making an Apparatus Change?

Hope all who read this newsletter are staying safe, practicing distancing, and taking all precautions to remain healthy. Many Fire Departments debate as to whether they should consider a new or different manufacturer for their next equipment purchase, and one of the...
Protection for Surfaces

Protection for Surfaces

Hope all who read this newsletter are staying safe, practicing distancing, and taking all precautions to remain healthy. The picture this month shows the back of a commercial cab, covered in Line-X to act as paint protection from crosslay hose damage when deployed or...
Water Tank Capacity when Dumping a Water Tank

Water Tank Capacity when Dumping a Water Tank

Here’s what you need to know. One of the things most Fire Departments don’t realize when spec’ing out a new tanker with a dump or dumps is that when the tank is manufactured, there are lips surrounding the dump flange installed on the water tank as...
Which Engine Do We Need?

Which Engine Do We Need?

Good question. Many truck committee meetings start with the chassis and the drive train.  So, what engine do you need? Most engine manufacturers have three basic engine sizes that are approved for the fire service generally around a 9 liter, a 12 liter, and a 15...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

FACT — Most features and options on apparatus, especially engines and tankers come from fire Departments, not dealers or manufacturers. It’s amazing to watch the interaction of two completely different and unique fire departments while at the KME manufacturing...