KME Fire Apparatus, an industry leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the delivery of eight KME custom pumpers to Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, WA.

These eight engines have been specifically engineered to the department’s requirements. Paul Stueve, Assistant Chief of Logistics for Central Pierce states, “Cascade Fire and KME have provided an experience of responsiveness, a willingness to meet high expectations, and delivery with professionalism.”

These new pumpers are identically built on KME’s Predator® cab with a Severe ServiceTM interior package. The trucks will serve a diverse area including the City of Puyallup, WA, which is has an urban environment as well as a portion of unincorporated Pierce County.

Features of the custom pumpers include:

  • Predator MFD cab with a 10” raised roof Cab
  • Cummins ISX 12 500 HP engine
  • Allison 4000 EVS transmission
  • Waterous 1500 GPM pump
  • FoamPro 2002 foam system
  • 500-gallon water tank with 30-gallon foam tank

“The new pumpers have hit the streets, providing service reliably as promised. The feedback from our citizens has been positive with regards to their impressive appearance. From early evaluations by our firefighters, the consensus has been positive on the design features that were specified and how these pumpers perform,” said Paul Stueve.

KME dealer, Cascade Fire & Safety, of Yakima, WA., provides service and support for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  “At Cascade, our mission is providing fire departments with the right products and service for the long term,” said Mark Merritt, Cascade Fire & Safety, President. “Our entire team thoroughly enjoys the privilege of serving the professionals at Central Pierce Fire & Rescue. We are excited to see them get to new levels and reach their goals.”

For more information on these units contact Stephen Carleton at or 800-235-3928, or locate your KME dealer.