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Matheny Fire & Emergency Acquires Key Assets of Antietam Fire Apparatus, Inc.

Matheny Fire & Emergency has acquired key assets of Antietam Fire Apparatus, Inc., located in Hagerstown, Maryland and will now represent KME in the state of Maryland.  As part of the acquisition Kyd Dieterich, owner of Antietam and longtime KME sales representative, as well as the key members of his staff, have joined the Matheny Team and will continue to support the fire and emergency customer base in a region that includes Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania from the Hagerstown, Maryland location.

Tim Allaband, Vice President – Matheny Fire & Emergency, said, "With this acquisition we immediately better our customer service and sales coverage in our existing territory while at the same time expanding our customer base into Maryland and Pennsylvania. Kyd and his KME sales and service team are well known and respected throughout the territory and we are pleased to have them on our team".  

 “We have always been dedicated to our customer base and feel we have the best in class product in KME”, said Kyd Dieterich. “Teaming up with Matheny Fire & Emergency will allow us to better focus on the customer base as well as bring a fresh approach to our service and sales teams.”

KME is pleased to offer an outstanding team to these markets with strong sales and product experience as well as robust service capabilities.



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KME Receives FDNY Pumper Order

UPDATE March 6, 2014


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January 11, 2013

Nesquehoning, PA –KME is pleased to announce that it has received a purchase order from the City of New York for 2000gpm pumper trucks. The engines are an award from a 2012 bid which provides the opportunity for FDNY to purchase units through November of 2015.

According to John J. Kovatch III, KME President and CEO, “I’m excited about this new relationship. We’ve studied FDNY’s needs and waited for the right time. Our team has met with City personnel several times and I’m confident that we’re a natural fit for them. I believe that our location, high level of product customization and dedication to quality, service and support will make us a valued, long term supplier of apparatus.”

The engines will be built for FDNY on a KME Severe Service chassis with a stainless steel split tilt cab. More information will be released in the near future.

 KME is a leading custom manufacturer of a full range of specialty vehicles for military, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at or by emailing to For more information on this press release, contact Phil Gerace, KME Dir. Of Sales, or 570-669-5174. For Maryland, Northern Virgina and Eastern West Virgina information is available from Antietam Fire Apparatus or 301-797-1410.


Looking for a new Chief or Utility vehicle?

Antietam Fire Apparatus can offer the following F-150 Special Service Vehicle through Kovatch Ford

2013 Ford F-150 Special Service Vehicle

Through KME we can offer the vehicle purchase and complete outfitting of the unit.



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Kyd Dieterich, and the sales and support staff of Antietam Fire Apparatus are dedicated to providing the best apparatus for the fire services in Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, District of Columbia, and eastern West Virginia. 

We specialize in designing, and providing Custom Fire and Emergency Apparatus to meet the needs of the Municipal and Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services. KME is the largest privately owned apparatus manufacture in the United States.


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