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Exhaust Removal Systems

Clean air equals SAFETY

Removing harmful carcinogens should be the top priority of departments worldwide.


Take your department's safety one step further with a self-contained air scrubbing system. For scrubbers, we use the same trusted brands as our exhaust removal systems. 

According to OSHA, prolonged, uncontrolled exposure to diesel exhaust and diesel particulate matter can increase the risk of lung cancer and cardiovascular, cardiopulmonary and respiratory disease.* 

*OSHA, 2013 “Hazard Alert for Diesel Exhaust / Diesel Particulate Matter.”

Exhaust Removal vs Air Purification 

While both of these systems are important for removing air polluting particulates, there are key differences between the two systems. 

Exhaust Removal- This is a system that has a hose that directly attaches to the vehicles tailpipe. It captures particulates directly at the source and will disconnect from the vehicle as it drives out of the station. 

Air Purification- These ceiling mounted units work to capture any particulates left behind after the hose from the exhaust removal system is detached from the vehicle. These systems are also versatile, their application can be used in nursing homes, workshops, garages, offices, and laboratories.

Offering two trusted manufacturers

Magnegrip Exhaust Removal Systems logo
Magnegrip Airhawk Air Purification Systems
Designed in 1993, Magnegrip's 100% effective capture system is an industry leader. With 5 hose designs and 3 nozzles to choose from, we can customize these systems to maximize the results to fit your budget.

The AirHAWK takes air purification one step further with a ceiling mounted unit that purifies entire areas without hoses. Any nursing homes, industrial shops, offices, or laboratories can benefit from the AirHAWK system. Click on their logo to find out more. 
Airvac 911 is a hose-free design that uses a four-stage filter pack to remove harmful toxins from the entire bay area 24/7/365. To learn more click on the company logo. 
Airvac 911 Engine Exhaust Removal Systems

Both of these products are made in the USA.

Exhaust removal systems are NOT OPTIONAL. They are as IMPORTANT as your SCBA.

95% of diesel particulates are small enough to find their way into your blood stream, not just your lungs.

Studies have shown that the particulates do not stay in the apparatus bay. They leak into all adjacent areas of the fire hall. 

NFPA 1500: Standard for Fire Department Occupational Safety, Health, and Wellness Program, Chapter 9, specifies that fire departments contain all vehicle exhaust emissions to a level of no less than 100% effective capture. This recommendation also complies with NIOSH’s requirement to reduce emissions to the lowest feasible level to limit impact on firefighters’ health. The standard states that direct-capture systems are the most effective means to reduce the risk and aid in compliance with NFPA 1500.

Firefighters spend only 1% of time on fire suppression and 65% of time on non-emergency duties. Firefighters could spend 10 hours or more of a 24-hour shift inside. Fire departments need to reduce the risk of exposure to all gases and contaminants within station walls. Source: Occupational Medicine 2014:64:428-435

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