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Air Vacuum Corporation celebrates its 28th Anniversary on the 28th

DOVER, N.H., – Air Vacuum Corporation is celebrating its 28th Anniversary today, the 28th of March. Since installing the first AIRVAC® 911 System more than a quarter of a century ago, the team has been protecting first responders worldwide by reducing their exposure to hazardous gases and particulate with proven technology.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone by returning to some more events this year. First responders have given so much during the last few years as they have worked tirelessly to keep their communities safe. There’s so much out of their control and the COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the extent to which they put their lives and health at risk every day,” said Tom Vitko, President. “I am personally looking forward to connecting with first responders that I’ve come to call friends over the years and meeting people in person.”

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 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. In addition to addressing the toxins found in exhaust, this filter helps to mitigate the spread of illnesses such as COVID-19. 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 recent 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

Air Vaccum Corporation will be exhibiting at the following upcoming conferences. Please stop by to learn more. We are happy to answer any questions and welcome you to complete our free proposal request.

You can visit our online event listing for the most current schedule, including Booth #’s, which will be added as they are assigned.

FDIC - Booth #5339
April 27-30, 2022
Indianapolis, IN

Station Design Conference - Booth #1
May 24-26
Rosemont, IL

June 15-18
Syracuse, NY

June 24-26
Worcester, MA

FIERO Station Design Symposium 2022 – Booth #1
September 26-28
Greenville, SC

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.