Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Bulldog Fire

Severe Service


Being located in the Northeast, we understand that weather and other conditions play a big role in selecting the right fire apparatus for your department. The KME Severe Service™ Pumper is the solution to high volume use in the most challenging environments. Seeking feedback and expertise from operations and support personnel, this feature packed pumper boasts low operational costs, easy maintenance and quick delivery times. It is one of the most dependable fire apparatus on the market, and a perfect fit for departments that expect their fire trucks to stand up in the toughest situations.

Specifications for KME's Severe Service™ Pumper Fire Trucks


  • Flush-back body design
  • Flat-back body design


  • KME Predator Severe Service cab
  • Rugged heavy duty interior trim
  • High performance A/C
  • Double insulated cab in interior and exterior for noise and heat minimization
  • Multiple braking systems for extended tire and break wear
  • 17” front brakes and rear air suspension for unrivaled performance
  • Galvannealed steel, 3/16” aluminum or stainless steel body
  • 500 to 2,250 gpm midship pump or PTO pumps available
  • Water tanks in polypropylene, fiberglass, or stainless steel
  • Wide variety of pump panels available including top mount, side mount or in a body compartment
  • Foam and CAF systems available
  • Custom discharge and suction layouts
  • Hinged or roll-up doors available
  • Variety of lighting and generator systems available

Firefighter Safety and Comfort

The Predator™  aluminum cab utilizes both 3/16" and 1/4" aluminum material for enhanced durability. Fully crash tested, it is a cab your firefighters will have peace of mind in. It is also a comfortable ride, with double insulation to minimize horsepower heat and reduce cab noise to 75 db making it the quietest cab in the fire service. Additionally, high performance air conditioning makes rehab possible even under desert conditions.

Reliable Performance

With a name like Severe Service™, you better believe KME has spent the time to make sure it lives up to it! Every aspect of this pumper fire truck has been subjected to high volume use in extreme conditions, with over a million miles of real world testing. Many Severe Service™ units have in excess of 250,000 miles and are still in front line service! It's easy to see why it is the right truck for fire departments coast to coast.

Multiple Body Configurations

As with all KME fire apparatus, customization is a large part of ensuring you get the perfect pumper for your department. The Severe Service™ features multiple body configuration options designed to meet your unique needs with additional layouts for compartments and hosebeds.

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