In the arena of Fire Apparatus, the Rescue holds the highest demand for efficiency, customization and storage space and capacity.
Custom manufacture of the cab, chassis, and body, combining them with components from hundreds of vendors to bring features and options that offer maximum storage and superior performance.
Revolutionary Body and Design
First Priority offers a full range of body styles from 10' to over 26' in aluminum, stainless steel or galvannealed steel for every rescue function. Every KME body is custom designed using advanced 3D modeling software to ensure an exact fit for all sheet metal, sub-frame and accessories.
We offer Rescues that meet and exceed your requirements: Heavy Duty, Medium Duty, Light Duty as well as Specialty Service and Wet Rescue configurations.
Better Performance Through Innovation
Innovation, new ideas and new technologies aren't enough. KME and First Priority implement innovative concepts in a manner that increases performance and safety and brings rapid results through simplified operations
Safety In Mind From Design Up
Working with professionals we've designed and built our Rescues knowing what the needs and concerns are top of everyone's list.
Whether you are on the way to a scene, working a scene, uploading equipment, or just doing routine maintenance, KME provides a safer solution. With safety in mind KME designs each apparatus to reduce these hazards. A few ways KME addresses these concerns is by lowering weight, creating a lower center of gravity, securely mounting equipment ergonomically, and providing safe and easy access to roof storage.
Rescue Design Willl Not Only Meet Expectations, but Exceed Them
Heavy Duty Rescue
Bodies Built to Last and Outperform the Competition
Our Heavy Duty Rescues are the most rugged, custom units available to the fire service. KME's formed body design allows for maximum compartment space (29" deep or transverse) and greater design flexibility. The fully integrated roof, light tower compartments, and walkways ensure a complete one-piece welded unit with unrivaled strength and weatherproof security.
Flexibity From Design Up
Highest Quality 3/16" Aluminum, Galvannealed Steel or Stainless Steel.
Heavy Duty Inside and Out
Standard body trim materials are designed for rugged use and durability during the life of the vehicle. As standard, KME utilizes aluminum tread plate for flooring/walkway walls and fiberglass reinforced board for ceilings and side walls with upgrades available to each. All 12V DC wiring is installed using protective loom while 110/220v AC wiring is entirely encased in liquid tight conduit to prevent chafing and fatigue over the life of the apparatus. While maintaining a spacious interior KME utilizes 29” deep exterior compartments to maximize storage for essential equipment.
Medium Duty Rescue
KME medium duty rescues offer a full range of options to customize to your unique needs.
Available in lengths from 13’ to 15’-6", these units offer plenty of heavy duty features including the use of rugged substructure tubing and 3/16” aluminum. Special body storage compartmentation can be created for rescue, fire police and other special functions.
Even The Medium Duty Rescue Is Built Heavy Duty
Standard body trim materials are designed for rugged use and durability during the life of the vehicle. As standard, KME utilizes aluminum tread plate for flooring/walkway walls and fiberglass reinforced board for ceilings and side walls with upgrades available to each. All 12V DC wiring is installed using protective loom while 110/220v AC wiring is entirely encased in liquid tight conduit to prevent chafing and fatigue over the life of the apparatus.
FLEXIBILITY AND INNOVATIONS GIVE YOU THE VEHICLE YOU NEED.
Speciakty Service Rescue Vehicles
Custom capability allows endless options for customers to configure rescues for special applications.
Whether responding to a local incident, natural disaster, or terrorist threat, First Priority has the solutions. Our engineers work one on one with your department to ensure your responders have the tools they need to get the job done.
AIR LIGHT - Air/light units are specially designed to deliver breathing air and/or functional lighting to the scene.
COMMAND - Command center units are highly custom vehicles with special monitoring and communication equipment.
HAZMAT - Our hazmat units are designed for effective response to a wide range of hazards.
REHAB - Whether stationed in a primarily cold or arid climate, these vehicles are designed to maintain a comfortable environment.
CREW CARRIERS - These units provide safe and comfortable transport for the crew with storage for equipment.