The KME Force Series A/T- Air transportable ARFF is a powerful crash truck that contains 5,000 liters of water, 340 liters of foam, and 250lbs of dry chemical fire extinguishing agent. All are fully air transportable on a C-130 Hercules aircraft.
The units include a KME chassis with Twin Disc transmission, a CAT C-13 525 hp engine, an innovative coil spring over live rigid axle configuration allowing for superior wheel movement, but fewer moving parts resulting ease of maintenance The cab, bodies and integrated water tanks are constructed of Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP).
The trucks provide ARFF and Structural Fire-Fighting capability at forward operating locations and at Canadian Forces operations worldwide with minimal logistics support. They are intended to serve in severe applications such as deployment to the extreme northern airfields to support fighter and transport planes and helicopter operations, as well as deployment to tropical and desert regions.
Due to the possible harsh climate conditions, the trucks are equipped with a 7.5kw diesel generator, a winterization package for -40° to +40°C degree environments, and a 60,000 BTU heating and air conditioning system. There is also a 2000gpm pump, roof monitor and high performance bumper turret, deluge system, sliding roof access hatch, Forward Looking Infra Red (FLIR) and video camera system.
They also look mighty cool at a car wash held at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.
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