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FDIC Indianapolis, IN Booth #4239 4/17 - 4/20
Station Design Conference Glendale, AZ Booth #77 5/21 - 5/23
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AIR VACUUM CORPORATION CELEBRATES ITS 29th ANNIVERSARY

(March 28, 2023) Air Vacuum Corporation began 29 years ago with a mission to help protect first responders by reducing their exposure to hazardous gases and particulate. Since the first AIRVAC® 911 System was installed more than a quarter of a century ago, the team has been making a difference in stations across the world.

“When an emergency arises, first responders are there without question. They assume risk to protect others and work tirelessly to keep their communities safe,” said Tom Vitko, President. “It’s a privilege for all of us at Air Vacuum Corporation to work with such an upstanding group of individuals. We’ve made some amazing friendships over the years.”

AIRVAC® 911 is a hose-free, ceiling-hung system that was deliberately designed to not require any ducting or outside exhausting, making it easy to add to existing stations, incorporate in renovations and build into new station designs. The AIRVAC® 911 system is made in the U.S.A. and has a sophisticated 4-stage air filtration process that includes a MERV-16 rated filter for removing contaminant particles as small as 0.3 microns. Every time a vehicle enters or leaves, the AIRVAC® 911 system automatically activates so that first responders can feel confident that they are breathing clean air.

“Hearing back from stations who have installed our system is the best part of our work, that’s when we truly know that we are making a difference,” added Tom.

He shared some feedback:

“The wellness of personnel is paramount and the reduction in carcinogens throughout the station is an obvious benefit. Being able to utilize an exhaust system without the need for hoses increases personnel safety while working and training in the apparatus bays. It eliminates the need for personnel to be in direct contact with the exhaust system when hooking up hoses as with some other systems. Due to the system working as well as it has, we are comfortable utilizing a mezzanine for training. Air quality has been above acceptable levels while several apparatus have responded at the same time.”

– Assistant Fire Chief, Auburn Fire Department, Auburn, NY

“We did a lot of research on the AIRVAC® 911 System as well as other units on the market. We realized that for the construction of our new building, the AIRVAC® 911 System was our best choice. Besides the cleaner air, we like that we didn’t have to retrofit vehicles to fit hoses. It was nice being able to find a product that could be placed into the construction of a new facility and knowing that the air is better to breath because it’s filtered through an innovative system. The system seems to work flawlessly when activated. Also, you can notice the difference when it’s activated as there is no smell from the starting of the trucks to small equipment.”

– Chief, Cleveland Twp Fire Department, Elkhart, IN

“Air Vacuum Corporation is a great company to work with. The overall smell from equipment returning after a fire is gone. We have noticed cleaner walls and the office staff also notice that the smell is gone. The installation took less than 3 days, the system is easy to maintain and its overall cost is low.”
– Chief, Resort Bear Creek Fire Department, Petoskey, MI

Learn more about the AIRVAC 911® System and request a free proposal.

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. www.airvac911.com

 


air vacuum corporation celebrates 25 years protecting first responders

(March 2019) The Air Vacuum Corporation team is proud to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. For years they have been protecting first responders worldwide from cancer causing gases and particulate with their AIRVAC 911 Engine Exhaust Removal System.

“First responders put their lives and health at risk every day when they go to work, not knowing what they will face. There’s so much out of their control,” said Tom Vitko, President. “It’s a privilege for all of us at Air Vacuum Corporation to work with such an upstanding group of individuals.”

Across the country, fire and EMS stations are installing the AIRVAC 911® System. 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 recently built fire hall also includes 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.

“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.” 


 

Engine Exhaust Removal System Addresses Firefighter Cancer Risk

(January 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


NEW IPSWICH NH APPROVES INSTALLATION OF AIRVAC 911®

(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

 


 

aIR vACUUM cORPORATION cELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF BUSINESS

(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. S1
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