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FDNY Apparatus Contract

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  • FDNY Apparatus Contract

    Did the City of New York, go out to bid for any future fire apparatus purchases with the KME award just about ending!

  • #2
    KME was awarded a contract for an additional 90 (+/-) pumpers. Also if I remember correctly, Seagrave got some more Tower Ladders and 3 tillers.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."


    • #3
      They have rescues and pumpers they just got bids back on. KME was the only bidder on the pumpers and they were the low bid on the rescues.


      • #4
        Originally posted by chief60 View Post
        They have rescues and pumpers they just got bids back on. KME was the only bidder on the pumpers and they were the low bid on the rescues.
        Saw this in another forum and one of the members from FDNY noted his Engine Co. has had the KME for a few years and fairly few issues. As I noted there, most of them, like many career FD's, see their apparatus as tools and care little about the badge on the nose, only that the tool works as designed on a consistent basis. Those of us who serve on apparatus committees or as spec writers would seem to have more attachment to the brands, while still others seem only to care about the badge, not the mission or the cost.


        • #5
          Well said, and very true big city fire departments do not care about the badge on the grill, they are looking for a work horse at the best price quote !!


          • #6
            FDNY Pumper contract, I had seen somewhere on a City of New York website, that the current KME pumper contract is good until 2019-2020. Must have been resigned again ?


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