Stittsville’s Station 81 gets a new firetruck

Station 81'a 2013 KME Kovatch Rescue Pump.

You could say that the firefighters at Stittsville’s Station 81 are pumped after the delivery of an updated firetruck.

The 2013 KME Kovatch Rescue Pump (pictured above at the station) officially went into service on Friday, replacing a 2002 pumper currently in service.  It was previously in use at Station 46 on Iber Road.

“KME’s are state of the art and have the highest level of technology and safety features including airbags throughout the cab, disc brakes which increase stopping power and reduce brake fade, stability and low centre of gravity tilt tested, LED lighting, pro 2000 foam injection system and customized equipment mounting throughout just to name a few,” says Todd Horricks, Sector Chief with Ottawa Fire Services.

“This truck is designed and built with firefighter safety and increased efficiency in mind. Our 2013 KME is a welcome addition to our fleet here at station 81 and I have every confidence that it will serve the community in the highest of standards for many years to come,” he says.


  • 2013 KME Kovatch, Rescue Pump.
  • Cummins ISX 12, 400 hp Engine.
  • Hale Qmax 1500gpm Pump.
  • 600 Gallon Poly Tank/20 Gallon Foam Cell.




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