The Bakersfield (CA) Fire Department is standardizing its fleet of engines through a seven-year contract with KME that has delivered five pumpers thus far, with a sixth engine in production and expected to be delivered later this year. Ross Kelly, Bakersfield’s deputy chief of special services, says that standardization is important in the department, especially on its engines. “We have six KME front line engines,” he says, “and with these KME engines, which we have been getting since 2012, we configured them all the same so our firefighters know where the equipment is on any of the vehicles they ride on.”