By Randy Larson
ORLEANS, VT; March 9, 2022—KIMTEK Corporation announced today that it has delivered a custom-designed FIRELITE® firefighting truck skid for Tesla’s EV auto manufacturing operations in Fremont, California.
The custom build was a cooperative effort with Tesla, KIMTEK, and Tropos Motors of Morgan Hill, California, a cutting-edge producer of EV truck chassis. To adhere to California’s stringent indoor emissions regulations, the Firelite was fitted with a Darley 1.5 AGE 13HX pump which was reconfigured to run on propane. With custom storage options, cross-lay trays, a 125-gallon water tank, and a 5-gallon foam system, the FIRELITE is designed to not only respond to fires inside the plant but is built to take on fire threats outside the plant as well.
KIMTEK founder and president, Kimball Johnson, said of the Tesla custom firefighting skid unit, “New applications for our skid units are found nearly every week, as are ways we can adapt them for use in the field. We’re very pleased to work with our fine vendor partners like W.S. Darley and Tropos Motors on custom builds like this, and the final results show the quality of those efforts”.
About KIMTEK Corporation
KIMTEK Corporation is the largest producer and marketer of ATV/UTV-specific skid units for public safety agencies in the U.S. KIMTEK’s FIRELITE® fire and rescue skid units and MEDLITE® medical skid units are now in service in all fifty U.S. states and across Canada, all branches of the military, the National Park Service, numerous NASCAR tracks, sporting complexes, schools, universities, and in several countries worldwide. KIMTEK Transport skid units are made in the USA. Founded in 1984 as a research and development company dedicated to advances in life safety technology in the fire sciences, KIMTEK Corporation manufactures and markets a full line of FIRELITE and MEDLITE Transport skid units for emergency service UTVs and pick-up trucks. For more information, please contact KIMTEK at 888-546-8358 or visit www.kimtekresearch.com.