KME Fire Apparatus, an industry-leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, has delivered eleven KME custom trucks to Hamilton Fire Department in Ontario, Canada. These trucks will join dozens of KME vehicles currently in service in Hamilton.

The Hamilton Fire Department operates out of 30 locations across the city with 26 emergency response stations. Their 430-square-mile response area includes high-rise buildings,  heavy industry and rural farm land, requiring a variety of apparatus. The recent delivery of 11 custom apparatus includes two Custom Tankers, two Urban Pumpers, five Rural Pumpers, and two 103’ Rearmount AerialCatTM Ladders.

Features of the eleven apparatus include:

  • Custom Tankers
    • KME PantherTM cab
    • Cummins L9 450 HP engine
    • AXISTM Smart Truck Technology
    • 2,500-gallon water tank
    • Hale 1,000 GPM pump
  • Urban Pumpers
    • KME Severe ServiceTM Cab
    • Cummins ISX 12 400 HP engine
    • 600-gallon water tank
    • 50-gallon foam tank
    • Hale QMax 2,000 GPM pump
  • Rural Pumpers
    • PantherTM LFD cab
    • Cummins L9 450 HP engine
    • 1,000-gallon water tank
    • 30-gallon foam tank
    • Hale QMax 2000 GPM pump
  • 103’ Rearmount AerialCatTM Ladders
    • Severe ServiceTM LFD cab
    • Cummins ISX 600 HP engine
    • 500-gallon water tank
    • Hale QMax 2,000 GPM pump

KME dealer, Metz Fire & Rescue of Guelph, Ontario, provides local service and support throughout the province of Ontario, Canada. “Thank you to the City of Hamilton for their continued support and we look forward to serving the great people of Hamilton,” says John Metz, Metz Fire & Rescue President. “We are happy to provide the city with great products, as well as unmatched service and support.”

“These trucks exemplify our focus on customization to the specific needs of the end user,” says Stephen Carleton, Director of Sales at KME. “We appreciate the confidence the City of Hamilton has put in KME and we look forward to continuing to work with the City of Hamilton.”