[Skip to Content]
The AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust
Removal System


News and Events

2018 Trade Show Schedule





FDIC Indianapolis, IN Booth #832 April 26-28
Station Design Conference Ft. Worth, TX Booth #1 May 9-11
Fire Expo 2018 Harrisburg, PA Hall E - Booth #511 May 18-20
NYSAFC Turning Stone Casino, NY Booth #2219 June 14-16
NEAFC Foxwoods Resort, CT Booth #803 June 22 - 23
IAFC Dallas, TX Booth #3122 August 9-11
FIERO Raleigh, NC Booth #1 Sept 24-26
Firehouse Expo 2018 Nashville, TN Booth #1251 Oct 18-20


PRESS RELEASE - Engine Exhaust Removal System Addresses Firefighter Cancer Risk

January, 12, 2018 - Across the country, fire stations are focused on removing toxic diesel fumes in an effort to reduce the risk of cancer for firefighters. 

“It’s actually like a hidden killer. If you’re not getting hurt in the fire, it’s something that absorbs into your skin that if you don’t get rid of later, can build up and cause cancer,” said Scott Venderbrook, Fire Chief, Estero, Florida. Estero Fire recently installed the AIRVAC 911 engine exhaust removal systems in all of their stations to keep their crews healthy. “We wanted to keep the smoke from the exhaust of the large fire trucks from being in the bays, where guys are breathing it in and where it’s being pushed into the living quarters or where their gear is stored.”

Air Vacuum Corporation’s AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal System is a fully-automated, 100% self-contained, hoseless system that removes engine exhaust from indoor parking areas of public safety buildings. Ceiling hung, the system automatically removes harmful diesel or gasoline fumes and particulates, as well as hazardous backwash, without interfering with daily operations. The system does not exhaust to the outdoors.

In Tennessee, the City of Chattanooga Fire Department has 20 fire halls. They have the AIRVAC 911® System installed in four of them and a new fire hall being built will also include the system. “We have been more than satisfied with the systems’ performance and the ease of service. The AIRVAC systems are phasing out the current hose systems we have and are much more efficient and cheaper to maintain,” said Steve Harvey, General Supervisor for the Fire Department.

The AIRVAC 911® System comes with four fully adjustable air return vents for maximum airflow. Filters include:

  • Three-ply polyester pre-filter
  • High efficiency particulate air filter (HEPA MAX 3000) UL rated at 95% to 99.7% efficiency
  • Two-stage carbon gas phase extractor (MULTISORB 3000) for both high weight molecular gases and a gas phase extractor to treat light weight gases

“From the maintenance side, all that is required is to change the air filters in a timely manner. We feel like the AIRVAC 911® system removes the fumes inside better than the hose system because of the area they cover. This eliminates having to hook up apparatus,” commented Harvey. “In my opinion, these systems are the best by far for safety concerns about the air in fire hall bays.”

Learn more about the AIRVAC 911® System and request a free proposal.
Air Vacuum Corporation will be at the FDIC Tradeshow in Indianapolis, IN from April 23-28. Stop by our Booth #832.

About Air Vacuum Corporation
Founded in 1994, Air Vacuum Corporation designed the AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal System to provide a self-contained, affordable, attachment-free, fully automatic system for removing hazardous gases and particulate from fire station and EMS station work environments. It features a proprietary multi-directional airflow design that maximizes the particulate and gas removal from the breathing zone of the apparatus area. AIRVAC 911® is the only system to eliminate “exhaust backwash” – the exhaust fumes that re-enter the building as vehicles leave and return from their calls. This energy-efficient system is manufactured in the U.S.A. and meets NFPA 1500, OSHA, IBOCA, EPA and GSA standards. Visit: www.airvac911.com

For more information:
Tom Vitko

Anna Frankenfield

Estero fire rescue installs airvac 911® to protect firefighters from cancer

Click the Video below to learn more about how Estero Fire Rescue is dedicated to cancer prevention in their stations and keeping their crews healthy.
Click for Video-New technology to protect firefighters from cancer


(April 2017) Officials have moved forward on a plan approved by New Ipswich voters to install a new exhaust system in the fire department that will remove toxic diesel fumes and make the air safer to breath. The equipment will protect the health of firefighters and cost $22,887, according to officials. The accepted proposal is from Air Vacuum Corporation.

Multiple possible types of systems were considered, including one that runs on a pulley and uses pipes to redirect fumes, and would have cost about $65,000. New Ipswich selectmen consulted an engineer and came up with the newer plan.

“That’s how we ended up with this one as the best one and at the best price for the department,” Fire Chief Meredith Lund said.
Read more on the Ledger Transcript

Air Vacuum Corp. Equipment in Award Winning Conn. Fire Station

(2015) The Norwalk, Conn., Fire Department has been the recipient of the GOLD AWARD by Firehouse Magazine for outstanding architecture and fire station design for their new Headquarters Station. Utilizing the latest fire station design technology and current regulatory requirements the department has set the standard for new station design.

The Air Vacuum Corporation was selected to provide the latest technology for exhaust removal systems in providing a clean and healthy environment for personnel. The Airvac 911 exhaust removal system was designed exclusively for the environment created by apparatus diesel exhaust to remove the exposure by station personnel.
Read more on Firehouse.com




(2014) Dover, NH - The Air Vacuum Corporation (AVC) is celebrating its twentieth year of manufacturing and installing its AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal Systems within Firehouses and EMS facilities. In 1994, the AIRVAC 911® product revolutionized the industry by offering hands-free, technologically advanced air purification for the removal of the hazardous emissions that public safety personnel are exposed to in the firehouse.

“In the 90’s we knew that fire fighters exposure to engine exhaust was harmful, but there were limited test results to back it up. Today, organizations such as the World Health Organization and OSHA have recognized that the elements of diesel exhaust are carcinogenic and hazardous. Our goal has always been to quickly reduce the exposure of these contaminants and create a healthier work environment for the employees” says Tom Vitko, Co-Founder of AVC.
Read more on FireRescue1.com