Fire & EMS
Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) risk their lives everyday. Unfortunately, some of these risks are present in their own station. Exposure to diesel exhaust has been documented by the World Health Organization as a known carcinogen. Every time fire trucks or ambulances are started in quarters diesel exhaust permeates living areas, offices, kitchens and sleeping areas. The Clean Air Act mandated diesel engine manufacturers implement diesel particulate filtration (DPF) systems starting in 2007 in an effort to improve the quality of the air we breathe outside. This legislation was a result of high correlations of cancer and respiratory ailments in areas heavily populated with diesel powered equipment such as trucks, trains and generators.
These DPF systems have created a false sense of security by eliminating the cloud of diesel smoke we were accustomed to seeing. Ultra-fine particulates still pass through the DPF system along with gasses that present possibly an even greater risk. These ultra-fine particles by-pass the body’s natural filtration system and travel to the alveoli region of the lungs. Studies have shown that firefighters have a much greater risk of contracting cancer.
Today, it is important to install reliable plymovent exhaust systems, diesel exhaust removal systems, source capture exhaust system, and firehouse exhaust systems. These pieces of equipment are essential for preventing serious problems such as firefighter cancer.
At Clean Air Company, our products help protect your workers from the aforementioned risks.
Understanding the Fire and EMS Industries//
At a glance – Key contaminants in the fire and EMS industries:
- Diesel exhaust
- Carbon Monoxide
Popular Products for the Fire and EMS Industries
- Firehouse exhaust systems
- Plymovent exhaust system
Benefits of Fire and EMS Filtration and Ventilation Systems
- Reduce employee absenteeism due to sickness
- Increase facility safety
- Improve machine reliability
- Protection of workers’ health
- Minimize potential long-term liability
- Comply with OSHA regulations
- Reduce maintenance costs
- …and more!
Cleaning and Dust Collection Systems from Clean Air Company Today//
Clean Air Company is known for its stellar air filtration products and services for various industries in the New York/New Jersey Tri-state area. We are a leading provider of industrial dust collection and diesel exhaust systems for the Fire and EMS industries. Our team of certified industrial ventilation design specialists can conduct free onsite surveys to evaluate your needs. From there, we will make recommendations pertaining to the best system designs to meet your operational demands.