by | Apr 24, 2023

HOLDEN, LA April 21, 2023KME, a subsidiary of REV Group, Inc., and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, will display the latest in fire apparatus and technology including the first North American-style fully electric fire truck at FDIC International (Fire Department Instructors Conference) in Indianapolis, Indiana from April 27-29, 2023 at Booth 3701.

In celebration of first responders and in keeping with the theme “Protecting Those Who Protect Us,” REV Fire Group will host a happy hour and live product walk-arounds from 2-4 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, including live interviews with National Fire Radio.

REV Fire Group’s Vector™ will return to FDIC this year, giving attendees an opportunity to see the first North American-style fully electric fire truck. With its 327 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of proven automotive-grade batteries, Vector delivers the longest electric pumping duration in the fire industry, accomplishing all driving and pumping tasks exclusively on electrically generated power. Also of interest is the low battery cell placement, which offers a safer, lower center of gravity for enhanced stability while operating.

KME’s Booth 3701 will showcase three unique vehicles designed to meet the varied needs of the fire service. These include:

  • Custom Pumper from Hazelton Fire Department, Pennsylvania: Built on a Panther MFD chassis with flat roof cab and seating for five, this rig features a 750-gallon water tank, a 2000 GPM pump and 158” flat back body constructed of 3/16” aluminum.
  • Custom Top Mount Pumper from Orangeville Township Fire Department, Michigan: This truck features the 100” Predator chassis with 16” raised roof, 10” front bumper extension, 1500 GPM pump, 1,500-gallon water tank, and wheelbase of 119”.
  • Custom Pumper from the City of Lake Station Fire Department, IL: Built on a 94” Panther MFD chassis with 10” raised roof, this rig features a 980-gallon water tank, 20-gallon foam cell, 1500 GPM pump and 21” front bumper extension.

REV Fire Group will also offer a special FDIC promotion on the Active Air Purification System, which eliminates 99% of pathogens, including the virus which causes COVID-19, in the air and on surfaces. Attendees can register for a drawing with a chance to win a unit for their fire department and will also be eligible for a 10% discount or $150 off their order for these units.

“We’re excited to showcase the latest in fire apparatus and technology this year at FDIC,” said Mike Virnig, President, REV Fire Group. “This is all part of the partnership we have with fire departments, offering great products that protect firefighters and the communities they serve.”

Visit KME at Booth 3701 for the latest products and technologies available for the fire industry.


About Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp.

KME, a subsidiary of REV Group, engineers and custom manufactures a full range of fire apparatus for municipal, federal, and wildland/urban interface markets. Additional information on KME can be found at

About REV Group, Inc.

REV Group companies are leading designers and manufacturers of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services, which serve a diversified customer base, primarily in the United States, through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial, and Recreation. They provide customized vehicle solutions for applications, including essential needs for public services (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, and transit buses), commercial infrastructure (terminal trucks and industrial sweepers), and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles). REV Group’s diverse portfolio is made up of well-established principal vehicle brands, including many of the most recognizable names within their industry. Several of REV Group’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years. REV Group trades on the NYSE under the symbol REVG. Investors-REVG