HEAVY DUTY | RESCUE
KME offers heavy duty rescues in the highest quality 3/16" aluminum, galvannealed steel or stainless steel.
These rescues are the most rugged, custom units available to the fire service. KME's formed body design allows for maximum compartment space (29" deep or transverse) and greater design flexibility. The fully integrated roof, light tower compartments, and walkways ensure a complete one-piece welded unit with unrivaled strength and weatherproof security.
Bodies Built to Last and Outperform the Competition
KME bodies are not only the most custom, but also the most rugged. They begin with structural tubing as thick as 3/8" as a frame substructure for superior strength. Then fabricated panels are stitch and plug welded, allowing the customer to maximize compartment space while maintaining optimum structural rigidity. The subframe and panels are the same material, so dissimilar metal corrosion is eliminated. By not utilizing pre-determined extruded shapes and sizes out bodies provide stronger construction, ease of repair, and overall flexibility in design.
KME custom construction makes maximum use of body space by offering transverse and split depth compartments above the frame and small compartments for unique storage which would normally be wasted on competitor models. Formed interior panels provide full width compartments, eliminating wasted space experienced with double wall construction.
Flexibility by Design
With your input, KME's commitment is to design a truck around equipment and specific needs. Combining flexibility and design by 3D modeling all bodies, shelving, and accessories, KME builds your department apparatus that is useful from the day it backs into the station.
WALK-IN RESCUES | HEAVY DUTY
Walk-in rescue bodies are designed for both function and safety.
KME's walk-in bodies are fabricated completely from 3/16" aluminum or 12-gauge stainless steel with an integrated substructure of "like" body material. All body roofs are designed with 2" x 2" structural tubing provided on 16" centers to provide maximum strength in protecting the crew. All roofs are seam welded to prevent water intrusion.
Rescue body interiors can be customized to the mission of your truck. Fire departments are not limited to pre-determined layouts and sizes and components. Interiors can be customized with seating, cabinets, command desks, receptacles, computer stations, refrigeration, communication equipment mounting, and hundreds of other options to support your rescue mission.
Heavy Duty Inside and Out
Standard body trim materials are designed for rugged use and durability during the life of the vehicle. As standard, KME utilizes aluminum tread plate for flooring/walkway walls and fiberglass reinforced board for ceilings and side walls with upgrades available to each. All 12V DC wiring is installed using protective loom while 110/220v AC wiring is entirely encased in liquid tight conduit to prevent chafing and fatigue over the life of the apparatus. While maintaining a spacious interior KME utilizes 29” deep exterior compartments to maximize storage for essential equipment.