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KME to showcase apparatus and new technology at FDIC International

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KME will be positioned Booth 3701

Subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., KME has revealed what fire apparatus and technology it will display at FDIC International this week, including the first North American-style fully electric fire truck.

In celebration of first responders and in keeping with the theme “Protecting Those Who Protect Us,” REV Fire Group will host a happy hour and live product walk-arounds from 2-4pm on Thursday and Friday, including live interviews with National Fire Radio.    

REV Fire Group’s Vector will return to FDIC this year, giving attendees an opportunity to see the first North American-style fully electric fire truck. With its 327 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of proven automotive-grade batteries, Vectordelivers the longest electric pumping duration in the fire industry, accomplishing all driving and pumping tasks exclusively on electrically generated power.

Also of interest is the low battery cell placement, which offers a safer, lower centre of gravity for enhanced stability while operating.

KME’s Booth 3701 will showcase three unique vehicles designed to meet the varied needs of the fire service. These include:

Custom Pumper from Hazleton Fire Department, Pennsylvania

Built on a Panther MFD chassis with flat roof cab and seating for five, this rig features a 750-gallon water tank, a 2000 GPM pump and 158” flat back body constructed of 3/16” aluminum.

Custom Top Mount Pumper from Orangeville Township Fire Department, Michigan

This truck features the 100” Predator chassis with 16” raised roof, 10” front bumper extension, 1500 GPM pump, 1,500-gallon water tank, and wheelbase of 119”.

Custom Pumper from the City of Lake Station Fire Department, IL

Built on a 94” Panther MFD chassis with 10” raised roof, this rig features a 980-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam cell, 1500 GPM pump and 21” front bumper extension.

FDIC Promotion

REV Fire Group will also offer a special FDIC promotion on the Active Air Purification System, which eliminates 99% of pathogens, including the virus which causes COVID-19, in the air and on surfaces. Attendees can register for a drawing with a chance to win a unit for their fire department and will also be eligible for a 10% discount or $150 off their order for these units.

“We’re excited to showcase the latest in fire apparatus and technology this year at FDIC,” said Mike Virnig, President, REV Fire Group. “This is all part of the partnership we have with fire departments, offering great products that protect firefighters and the communities they serve.”

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