KME Fire Apparatus, a subsidiary of REV Group®, and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, is pleased to announce that Santa Barbara County (California) Fire Department has recently taken delivery of six new KME Custom Pumpers.

The new trucks will join dozens of KME apparatus currently in service within the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. The custom pumpers are built on KME’s Severe Service (SSX) cab which was engineered for heavy duty use and exposed to high volume use with over a million miles of real-world testing.

The Custom Pumpers feature:

  • Hendrickson STEERTEK front axle
  • Cummins® X12 450 HP engine and Allison EVS transmission
  • 500 gallon water tank with 25 gallon foam tank
  • Hale QMax 1500 GPM pump
  • FoamPro® 2001 foam system
  • 150” FlexForm body constructed of galvanneal steel with customized shelving and compartmentation

“KME has been working with Santa Barbara County Fire Department to perfect their truck configuration that meets the needs of their specific area,” said Chris McClung, Director of Sales for KME. “We thank Santa Barbara County Fire Department for their continued confidence in the KME product.”

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department serves 420,000 residents and millions of tourists with over 245 employees from 16 fire stations. They protect over 2,774 square miles that include both sandy beaches and rugged mountains topping 6,820 feet and run over 15,000 incidents per year.