KME Ridgerunners Headed to Oregon
Nesquehoning, PA –Marion County Fire District #1 in Oregon was searching for a different type of fire apparatus for three of its more rural stations. They were hoping to find a Type 3 Engine with the typical configuration of a high angle of approach and departure as well as pump and roll capabilities for wildland firefighting, but they also wanted the engine to have at least 750 gallons of water and a 1500gpm pump. KME’s northwest dealer, Cascade Fire & Safety was able to accommodate all of these needs with a custom built KME RidgeRunnerTM.
This model has the full capability of a Type 1 pumper with the flexibility and off-road performance of a Type 3. Designed to meet the full requirements of a Class A pumper (including all ISO requirements) without sacrificing off-road performance, it can take the fight to the fire. Available in both midship and rearmount pump configurations, RidgeRunnersTM allow departments to fulfill multiple missions in a single truck.
"We had originally planned on purchasing two of the engines, but once we fully understood the capabilities of the RidgeRunnerTM we ordered a third engine" said Fire Chief Henson.
Battalion Chief Trent Friesen was part of the team that went to the KME plant in Pennsylvania for the pre-construction conference. He stated he was "very impressed with the people and the plant at KME and looks forward to the delivery of the units later this fall". BC Friesen led the District's Apparatus Committee and enjoyed working with Eric Hall of Cascade Fire based out of Yakima WA.
Recent Apparatus Orders for “Fire Apparatus” magazine
Fire Department Name: Marion County Fire District #1
Location by City/State: Salem, OR
Fire Chief: Kevin Henson
Phone number: 503 588 6526
Apparatus Manufacturer: KME
Apparatus Type: Ridgerunner Pumper
Cab/Chassis Make/Model: International 7400 series Chassis –Ridgerunner Pumper
Engine Make, Model and Horsepower: Navistar Max Force 9 330 HP
Pump Manufacturer, Model and GPM Capacity: Hale 1500/100 Interface Pumping System
Water Tank Manufacturer, material and capacity: 800 Gallon Poly
Foam Cell size(s) if applicable: 20 Gallon Poly
Foam system Make, Model and Foam Class if applicable; Foam Pro 2001
Light tower Manufacturer, Model and capacity if applicable
Generator Manufacturer and Capacity in Watts if applicable
rescue unit: rescue body length: Walk-in Walk-around (Please check)
Aerial apparatus advise ladder length:
Any additional major sales options/features . List make and model where applicable
- Elkhart front bumper Sidewinder Monitor
- Interface Pumping System 1,500 GPM Stationary and 100 GPM @ 150 PSI at 780 RPM Pump and Roll at 4MPH
Estimated Delivery month (recent orders only) September 2013
Salesman: Eric Hall
Dealer: Cascade Fire and Safety
Dealer Location: Yakima, WA