Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Bulldog Fire

Specialty Units


At Bulldog Fire & Emergency Apparatus, we understand that sometimes the great outdoors requires different kinds of equipment not found among their structural counterparts. Through KME's line of Wildland Specialty Units, we are able to offer our customers a ton of options - or the ability to custom build a truck to meet your requirements. Whether it's a skid unit, tactical tender, crew carrier, or another type of specialized fire truck, Bulldog and KME are here to serve you.

Specifications for KME's Specialty Wildland Apparatus


  • 10 Person Crew Carrier
  • Tactical Tender
  • Skid units


  • Skid Unit
  • Up to 400 gallons of water
  • Polypropylene tanks
  • Diesel or gasoline driven pumps
  • Class A foam


  • 10 person crew carriers for your Wildland crew
  • Large compartmentation for tools and personal gear
  • Designed for occupant protection while still maintaining a level of comfort
  • Able to pass a 30 degree tilt table test


  • Up to 2000 or 3000 gallons of water on an all-wheel drive chassis
  • PTO or auxiliary engine driven pumps for superior pump-and-roll
  • Off-road construction on body
  • Aluminum, steel, or fiber composite construction

Skid Units

KME skid units are built with the same level of care as their full apparatus. Covering capacities up to 400 gallons of water, a KME skid unit can be mounted on one of their custom apparatus or in your own pickup truck. They feature stainless steel round plumbing with the availability of fire service valves. The modular pumping systemsused are superior quality and are backed by the KME service network.

10 Person Crew Carrier

Aimed at delivering your crew to the scene with comfort and safety, KME crew carriers are designed to meet the requirements of the US Forest Service. They feature all steel construction with seating for 8 in the crew area. These units also include plenty of storage for personal gear and the needed equipment and tools for the job. When mounted on a Navistar chassis with an air ride suspension, KME Crew Carriers are proven to exceed 30 degrees in a tilt-table test. For enhanced comfort, the crew area is insulated with heating and air conditioning and includes individual vinyl covered reclining seats with two cup holders in each location. Further customizations can be made to the unit upon request to meet any mission requirement.

Tactical Tenders

Does your organization need to carry a lot of water into the backwoods? Consider a tactical tender unit. Bulldog and KME will work with you to mount the unit on the chassis of your choice to ensure you have all wheel drive to get you where you need to go. When you arrive on scene, you will also be able to start the attack with a KME wildland pumping system. These are available in capacities up to 1500 gallons on a single rear axle, and up to 3000 gallons on a tandem rear axle.

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