Boise Mobile Equipment (BME) received a three year Blanket Purchase Agreement to produce Wildland Crew Carriers for the U.S. Department of Interior in March. BME will produce twenty-four crew carriers in its initial year of the Bid.
“The Department of the Interior (DOI) conserves and manages the Nation’s natural resources and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the American people, provides scientific and other information about natural resources and natural hazards to address societal challenges and create opportunities for the American people, and honors the Nation’s trust responsibilities or special commitments to American Indians, Alaska Natives, and affiliated island communities to help them prosper.”
The Initial 24 Units:
- Bureau of Indian Affairs will receive 14 Crew Carriers
- Bureau of Land Management will receive 8 Crew Carriers
- National Park Service will receive 2 Crew Carriers
The BME Crew Carrier is built to handle rugged terrain. This rugged durability allows firefighters to respond to wildland fires quickly, safely, and comfortably. The tubular skeleton increases roll-over protection and safety for your crew in all situations.
Structural Integrity Test
We build our bodies to the highest standards of safety and durability. In order to build the best crew carriers for the Department of Interior we have built a tubular steel constructed body that will be sent to Cape Testing with IMMI in Indiana to have a Structural Integrity Test to be performed on. This testing is being done to meet the NFPA 1906 Standards 10.4.1 Structural Integrity – Roof Loading and 10.4.3 Structural Integrity – Side Loading.
Development & Production Timeline
Crew Carrier Specifications
- Freightliner® M2 106 Conventional Chassis
- Cummins® L9 330EV HP Engine
- Allison® 3000 EVS Transmission
- Seating for 10 Personnel
- Tubular Steel Constructed Body
- Air Horn
- Battery Charger & Inverter
- Multiplex Electrical System
- Lighting Packages (vary on build)
If your department is in need of a Wildland Crew Carrier we have the best-looking, most comfortable, and safest vehicle in its class. Personal space, comfortable seats, and overall design make our Crew Carriers the right choice for your team. For more information on the BME Crew Carriers please visit this page or contact firstname.lastname@example.org