MagneGrip Installations at the North Pole and Points South
By MagneGrip, Jul 17 2018 05:30PM
From North Pole, Alaska to Florida and communities in between, MagneGrip Group has recently reduced the risk of cancer in fire and rescue facilities. MagneGrip’s point-of-source exhaust capture system eliminates exposure to unhealthy diesel fumes, stops toxins from migrating to other rooms, and keeps the buildings cleaner.
MagneGrip Exhaust Removal and AirHAWK Air Purification Systems are installed in new facilities and retrofit into existing structures as upgrades or replacement systems. An exhaust removal system 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 fire department station installations with MagneGrip Exhaust Removal and AirHAWK Air Purification equipment include:
Montgomery (AL) Fire/Rescue Department
As part of a 14-station project, MagneGrip Group installed Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) and Straight Suction Rail (SSR) for Montgomery Fire/Rescue Department. The project was completed in May 2018.
St. Petersburg (FL) Fire Rescue (Fossil Park)
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue added a new station in 2018 as part of a 14-station citywide exhaust removal and air purification project that began in 2016. Initially named Fossil Park Station, Straight Suction Rail (SSR) was installed at the new station to accommodate the station design with little space to spare.
Ft. Myers Beach (FL) Fire Department
MagneGrip installed new exhaust removal systems in three stations at Ft. Myers Beach Fire Department. The project was completed December 2017 using Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT). SFT – or “slinky hose” -- is a no loop, expandable, horizontal system that travels with the apparatus all the way to the station door.
Plant City (FL) Fire Department
Plant City Fire Department built two new fire stations, which were completed in May 2018. Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) and Straight Suction Rail (SSR) were installed. Another new station is planned for late 2018 or early 2019.
Talladega (AL) Fire Department
Using an AFG grant, Talladega Fire Department installed MagneGrip’s Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) and AirHAWK Air Purification Systems in two stations. The AirHAWK systems were installed with ECM motors, which continuously purify the air by removing harmful gases and particulate 24 hours a day. During non-emergency situations, the motor fan runs at a lower, quieter speed. Then during an emergency run, air changes increase to handle the heavier load of diesel exhaust expelled from exiting apparatus.
Mobile (AL) Fire Rescue Department Crichton Station
In Mobile, Alabama, MagneGrip Group worked with Watermark Design Group on a new fire station. Straight Suction Rail (SSR) was installed at Mobile’s flagship Crichton Station to accommodate drive-through apparatus.
Cleveland (TN) Fire Department
As part of a 5-station exhaust removal project, Cleveland Fire Department installed a combination system, consisting of Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) and Straight Suction Rail (SSR). Four stations were existing facilities and one station was new construction.
Pigeon Forge (TN) Fire Department
MagneGrip installed Straight Suction Rail (SSR), Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) and AirHAWK Air Purification Systems at Pigeon Forge Fire Department. The combination system was designed for maximum effectiveness and efficiency in removing diesel exhaust, toxins and particulate. With an ECM motor on the AirHAWK system, air is cleaned continuously, 24 hours a day.
Other recent fire department installations in Tennessee included Athens (TN) Fire Department (Straight Suction Rail) and Baxter Fire Department (Sliding Flexhose Track).
Fort Wainwright Fire and Emergency Services (Fairbanks, AK)
In North Pole, Alaska, Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) and Vertical Stack Rail (VSR) were installed at Ft. Wainwright Fire and Emergency Services. Vertical Stack Rail (VSR) is for vehicles with vertical stack exhausts. No manual connection is required. As the apparatus enters the firehouse, the stack catcher adjusts horizontally to align the suction rail with the vertical stack exhaust. When the apparatus ignition is engaged, a wireless signal starts the exhaust fan. Upon returning to the station, the fan starts automatically as the apparatus pulls into the bay. All exhaust emissions are drawn through the suction rail and vented outside the building.
University Fire Department (Fairbanks, AK)
Completed in 2017, University Fire Department installed Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) at two stations. The system has no hanging loops that block access to doors or loading. The expandable flexhose extends and retracts along the track as the apparatus moves forward and back. University Fire Department provides emergency services for University of Alaska in Fairbanks.
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.