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By MagneGrip, Dec 8 2017 04:21PM

MagneGrip has recently installed exhaust removal and air purifications systems in new fire and rescue facilities across the country. As fire chiefs and architects become aware of increased cancer risk due to diesel exhaust and toxins in apparatus bay areas, MagneGrip Group has been specified for new emergency center construction projects.

MagneGrip Exhaust Removal and AirHAWK Air Purification Systems are built into new facilities as well as retrofit into existing structures. In new construction, general exhaust does not provide the level of protection fire chiefs are looking for. As a result, a point-of-source exhaust capture system is a necessity. It eliminates exposure to unhealthy diesel fumes, stops toxins from migrating to other rooms, and keeps the building cleaner. An exhaust removal system also allows indoor engine checks, in accordance with IMC building codes for operating vehicles inside a building. AirHAWK Air Purification Systems keep air clean in turn out rooms.

Some of the recently completed new fire station construction projects with MagneGrip equipment include:

New Philadelphia (OH) Fire Department

Completed in June 2017, MagneGrip worked with Ed McCall, McCall Sharp Architecture, to design a Straight Suction Rail (SSR) system in the bay area and AirHAWK Air Purification System in the turnout room.

Wooster (OH) Safety Center

Architects Richard L. Bowen & Associates Inc. designed the new police and fire facility for drive-through apparatus. The Straight Suction Rail (SSR) system was the fourth installation with the city by MagneGrip Group.

Cardinal Joint Fire District (Canfield, OH)

In Canfield, Ohio MagneGrip Group worked with CJL Engineering on a new fire station. This was the third installation within the fire district; it included Straight Suction Rail (SSR) and Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT). SFT – or “slinky hose” -- is a no loop, expandable, horizontal system that travels all the way to the door.

Orange Village (OH) Fire Department

MagneGrip initially installed an exhaust removal system in the Pinecrest EMS headquarters 10 years ago. A new satellite station is scheduled to open in 2018 based on a design by WHS Engineering incorporating MagneGrip’s Sliding Flexhose Track system.

Concord Township (OH) Fire and EMS

In Delaware County, Mull & Weithman Architects, Inc. designed an emergency services station to replace a facility damaged by a storm. As a way to save money and maximize investment, much of the MagneGrip equipment from the former building was used in the new facility.

Berea (KY) Municipal Fire and Safety Building

Integrity/Architecture incorporated Straight Suction Rail (SSR) into the design for the new building.

In Texas, MagneGrip worked with several architects on new facilities located across the state. Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects designed Killeen (TX) Fire Department. Straight Suction Rail (SSR) and Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) were installed. Parkhill Smith & Cooper designed Midland (TX) Fire Department #6, using MagneGrip’s Straight Suction Rail (SSR) system. McKinney (TX) Fire Department #9 was designed by Conduit Architecture + Design.

MagneGrip’s Straight Suction Rail (SSR) exhaust removal system was used in other noteworthy new construction facilities including Lockport Township (IL) Fire Protection District, FGM Architects; Donalsonville (GA) Fire Department, Donofro Architects; Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department #21 and #23, Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio, Clemson (SC) Fire & EMS, MESCO Building Solutions; Bristol (TN) Fire Rescue #5, Thompson & Litton (Engineers, Architects, Surveyors).

An exhaust removal is typically installed at the end of an 18-month construction process. Once an exhaust removal system is selected, MagneGrip works with the architect during the building design phase. MagneGrip designs the exhaust removal system, provides CAD drawings, as well as project description and specifications to incorporate into bid documents.

MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems and AirHAWK Air Purification Systems remove vehicle exhaust emissions and other contaminants in emergency service facilities to reduce firefighter risk for cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases while keeping spaces clean and tidy.

By MagneGrip, Nov 30 2017 06:00PM

When an existing exhaust removal system was old, deteriorating and in need of repair, West Bloomfield Fire Department (West Bloomfield, MI) replaced the system with a MagneGrip Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) System. Preferring a cleaner look with less hanging hose, West Bloomfield Fire Department installed the SFT system in four existing stations. A grant from Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) was used to finance the project.

West Bloomfield Township covers 36 square miles and provides fire and emergency services to the township and the adjacent cities of Orchard Lake Village, Keego Harbor and Sylvan Lake.

“Our old exhaust removal system was tired and becoming expensive to repair,” said Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Bezenah. In their quest for a replacement exhaust removal system, West Bloomfield FD looked at MagneGrip installations in southeast Michigan and liked the simplicity of the system. “There weren’t a lot of moving parts, which appealed to us. The more complicated systems are, the more issues you have. The MagneGrip SFT system is simple to use and there are no loops that take up a lot of space.”

“It’s important for us to keep our facilities up-to-date for the safety of visitors as well as firefighters,” continued Bezenah. “The MagneGrip SFT system is good quality. It operates effectively and efficiently and we are happy with it. We would highly recommend MagneGrip and the Sliding Flexhose Track System to other fire and emergency service departments. Our experience has been extremely positive.“

MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems remove diesel exhaust emissions in firehouses to reduce firefighter risk for cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The patented magnetic nozzle provides an airtight seal and is 100% effective in removing exhaust emissions. Systems have wireless auto-start activation. MagneGrip’s 1,000° F rated lower hose is now standard equipment.

MagneGrip Group also manufactures AirHAWK Air Purification Systems with ceiling-mounted air filtration units positioned to remove hazardous airborne contaminants.

Free Grant Assistance is offered by MagneGrip through FireGrantsHelp.com. Grant experts provide personalized assistance until a grant is found. The program includes local, state and national grant alerts, online grant writing training, narrative review and optional grant writing at 50% discount.

For information, call 800-875-5440 or visit www.magnegrip.com.

By MagneGrip, Nov 16 2017 06:00PM

At Rochester (MI) Fire Department, a mechanical design constraint limited options for effective exhaust removal. MagneGrip resolved the issue with an AirHAWK 3000 XL air purification system.

After identifying the need for apparatus exhaust removal and ventilation, Rochester Fire Department researched many options. The firehouse design, with radiant heaters in the bay area, restricted the ventilation options. “MagneGrip was selected because they provided the best exhaust removal design and performance for the apparatus and the best pricing based on specifications,” said Chief John Cieslik. “We are very happy with the performance of the AirHAWK 3000 XL air purification system.”

The air purification system installed at Rochester FD includes six AirHAWK 3000 XL units with a PCO module and two control panels. Five of the AirHAWK 3000 XL units and control panel are in the large bay and one AirHAWK 3000 XL unit and panel are in the small bay. Each AirHAWK 3000 XL unit is activated by photo-eyes at the entrance and exit doors, which starts the system as the apparatus pass through the doors and break the beam of the photo-eyes. Flags are installed on the doors as well. When the doors are raised the flag breaks the photo-eye beam and air purification units start.

Rochester Fire Department received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) for the air purification system.

“Everything from initial contact through installation was professional. We worked with our Sales Representative, on design and pricing. The installation team was neat and they kept the site safe and clean,” continued Cieslik.

Each AirHAWK unit provides four stages of filtration with a unique, patented Photo-Catalytic Oxidation process. Most air cleaning systems remove particulates and some gas-phase pollutants released in diesel exhaust. AirHAWK offers the only system with the additional protection of Photo-Catalytic Oxidation and Ultraviolet Radiation.

Unit placement and design of the air circulation pattern are critical to air purification and circulation effectiveness. The AirHAWK engineering team has more than 30 years of airflow design expertise. For each application, AirHAWK designs an effective air circulation pattern that provides continuous air purification and coverage for an entire area or facility.

More information about AirHAWK air purification systems can be found at www.magnegrip.com/air-filtration.

By MagneGrip, Oct 20 2017 01:02PM

MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems and AirHAWK Air Purification Systems remove vehicle exhaust emissions and other contaminants in firehouses to reduce firefighter risk for cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases while keeping spaces clean and tidy.

At Mount Pleasant Fire Department (Mount Pleasant, SC), a combination of MagneGrip Sliding Balancer Track (SBT), Straight Suction Rail (SSR) and modified Vertical Stack Rail (VSR) exhaust removal systems were installed in six firehouses. The Straight Suction Rail (SSR) provides door-to-door exhaust capture in firehouses with drive-thru bays where trucks are parked in tandem. The Sliding Balancer Track (SBT) System is used for areas in firehouses with back-in bays. The Vertical Stack Rail (VSR) System has a wireless signal that starts the exhaust fan when the apparatus is engaged. All exhaust emissions are drawn through the suction rail and vented outside the building. In one firehouse, a modified Vertical Stack Rail design was requested to accommodate their apparatus parking specifications. MagneGrip engineered and installed the modified system so that engine checks and start up can be performed inside the firehouse.

“A big benefit of the MagneGrip System is the ease of use. The hose snaps on to the patented MagneGrip tailpipe adaptor with magnets; then auto sensors turn the blowers on when the apparatus is started to begin exhaust removal. It’s so quick and easy to use, our firefighters attach the nozzle, jump on the truck and we're on our way,” said Captain Ronald DuBose. “As firefighters, we have a 40% greater chance than the general public of getting cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. It’s reassuring to know that with our exhaust removal system, we are reducing that risk and worry.”

MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems offer the easiest to use and most problem-free equipment available. They have the lowest maintenance requirements of any system. The patented magnetic nozzle provides an airtight seal and is 100% effective in removing exhaust emissions. MagneGrip’s 1,000° F rated hose is now standard equipment.

MagneGrip Group also manufactures AirHAWK Air Purification Systems with ceiling-mounted air filtration units positioned to remove hazardous diesel exhaust and other contaminants.

For information call 800-875-5440 or visit www.magnegrip.com.

By MagneGrip, Sep 21 2017 01:00PM

With constant news about the risk for cancer and other diseases caused by diesel emissions in firehouses, Fire/EMS departments grasp the need for exhaust removal but often lack the resources to fund a project. For fire/EMS departments that need a grant for Exhaust Removal System, MagneGrip offers free grant assistance. Through this program, grant professionals will help locate grants and work with departments to complete the application process. The FREE Grant Assistance program offers personal assistance by grant experts, including:

• Grant alerts (local, state and national)

• Grant writing training

• Narrative review

• Optional grant writing at 50% discount

• Ongoing support until a grant is found – greatly improving your changes for funding an Exhaust Removal System

The program is provided by FireGrantsHelp.com, which is an independent resource sponsored by MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems. To get started with the program, complete and submit the Grant Assistance form at www.magnegrip.com. The grant team will contact applicants and provide help until a grant is found.

For more information call 800-875-5440, email info@magnegrip.com or visit www.magnegrip.com.

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