REV Fire Group, the manufacturer of pioneering fire apparatus brands including E-ONE®, KME®, Ferrara®, and Spartan Emergency Response®, announces the creation of its Dealer Development organization, a new area of focus within the group. Company Profile & Sustainable Growth Stephen Carleton, previously Director of Sales for Spartan Emergency Response, will lead the team as Director of Dealer Development and report to Mike Virnig, REV Fire Group’s Vice President of Sales. Under Stephen’s leadership, the Dealer Development team will work to strengthen the network of dealers among the REV Fire brands, build enhanced sales and service training programs, and collaborate with channel partners to achieve sustainable growth. Strengthening Dealers “The success and sustainable growth of each REV Fire brand is directly tied to the success of our dealers,” said Mike Virnig, Vice President of Sales, REV Fire Group. “We are very pleased to have Stephen with his extensive dealer experience lead the collaboration between the two parties and the new focus on strengthening our dealers.” Career Transition Prior to his transition within REV Fire Group, Stephen has had a long career in the emergency vehicle industry, even serving as a volunteer and paid firefighter from 1988. He wrote apparatus specs for Casco Industries, before joining Metro Fire Apparatus Specialists as General Manager of the dealership. From there, he was a Regional Manager of SVI Trucks, followed by Director Sales at Emergency Vehicle Group and Director of Sales at KME.
KME Fire Apparatus, an internationally renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, has delivered eleven KME custom trucks to Hamilton Fire Department in Ontario, Canada. These trucks will join dozens of KME vehicles currently in service in Hamilton. The Hamilton Fire Department operates out of 30 locations across the city with 26 emergency response stations. Their 430-square-mile response area includes high-rise buildings, heavy industry and rural farm land, requiring a variety of apparatus. The recent delivery of 11 custom apparatus includes two Custom Tankers, two Urban Pumpers, five Rural Pumpers, and two 103’ Rearmount AerialCatTM Ladders. Features of the eleven apparatus include: Custom Tankers KME PantherTM cab Cummins L9 450 HP engine AXISTM Smart Truck Technology 2,500-gallon water tank Hale 1,000 GPM pump Urban Pumpers KME Severe ServiceTM Cab Cummins ISX 12 400 HP engine 600-gallon water tank 50-gallon foam tank Hale QMax 2,000 GPM pump Rural Pumpers PantherTM LFD cab Cummins L9 450 HP engine 1,000-gallon water tank 30-gallon foam tank Hale QMax 2000 GPM pump 103’ Rearmount AerialCatTM Ladders Severe ServiceTM LFD cab Cummins ISX 600 HP engine 500-gallon water tank Hale QMax 2,000 GPM pump unmatched service and support KME dealer, Metz Fire & Rescue of Guelph, Ontario, provides local service and support throughout the province of Ontario, Canada. “Thank you to the City of Hamilton for their continued support and we look forward to serving the great people of Hamilton,” says John Metz, Metz Fire & Rescue President. “We are happy to provide the city with great products, as well as unmatched service and support.” “These trucks exemplify our focus on customization to the specific needs of the end user,” says Stephen Carleton, Director of Sales at KME. “We appreciate the confidence the City of Hamilton has put in KME and we look forward to continuing to work with the City of Hamilton.”
KME Fire Apparatus, globally renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the delivery of six KME custom pumpers to the City of Atlanta, Georgia. These six pumpers will join the existing fleet of 45 KME pumpers already deployed within the city limits. Severe Service cab These six new pumpers are built on KME’s Severe Service cab and will serve the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department’s 35 fire stations, including five stations at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. With a staff of more than 1,000 employees, the City of Atlanta Fire Rescue Department serves an area of 132 square miles within the city limits. Features of the six custom pumpers include: KME 96” Severe Service XMFD cab Cummins ISL 450 HP engine Allison 3000 EVS transmission Hale Q2 1500 GPM pump Elkhart 240-125P foam eductor 500-gallon water tank with 30 gallon foam tank KME – FireLine partnership FireLine’s longstanding relationship with Atlanta is built on trust and loyalty" “KME appreciates the opportunity to serve the City of Atlanta with these pumpers and we value the trust they have placed in our apparatus and our dealer, FireLine,” said Stephen Carleton, Director of Sales for KME. “FireLine’s longstanding relationship with Atlanta is built on trust and loyalty. We are pleased to continue working with the City of Atlanta to provide equipment, parts, and service,” said Bob McDonel, President, FireLine, Inc. Fire safety equipment major FireLine, Inc. is a globally renowned manufacturer of fire safety equipment and apparatus, including firefighting helmets, in-take valves, vehicle mount systems, cutting tools and kit, pumpers, tankers, aerial quint and other fire apparatus. KME is an international source manufacturer of high quality, custom fire apparatus serving communities across the USA. They offer a wide range of apparatus that includes ARFF, aerial, industrial, pumper, rescue, tanker, and wildland products built on custom or commercial chassis.