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Exhaust removal essentials update

Diesel exhaust emissions spread toxic gases and soot particles throughout a firehouse anytime a diesel-fueled engine is operated. Ultrafine particulate can penetrate deep into the lungs and is absorbed through the skin, carrying toxins into the bloodstream. Exposure to this type of pollution greatly increases a firefighter’s risk for cancer, respiratory and cardiovascular diseases.

The World Health Organization classifies diesel exhaust as “a known carcinogen.” Numerous studies conducted over the years have come to the same conclusion. Medical studies point to higher rates for several cancers and other debilitating diseases among firefighters than the general public.

Get the Best Protection
Of the different types of exhaust removal and filtration, only one captures and removes 100% of harmful gases and particulate from your firehouse—that is a “source capture system that connects directly to the motor vehicle exhaust system.” (As defined by the International Mechanical Code.) The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recognize the health risks of diesel exhaust fumes and advocate removal to no less than 100 percent effective capture.

One of the most important innovations in exhaust removal design was developed by MagneGrip Group. Its patented nozzle uses rare-earth magnet assemblies to support the nozzle’s tailpipe connection. This unique design provides an airtight seal, while also allowing ambient air to enter and cool the exhaust discharge.

Get the Right System
Today, MagneGrip systems are the first choice of U.S. fire departments—as proven in thousands of installations nationwide.

MagneGrip has more exhaust removal solutions than any other company. This ensures that you get the right system for the specific needs of your firehouse. And the systems are installed by a nationwide team of skilled service technicians for guaranteed satisfaction.

MagneGrip systems are easy to use. System operation is fully automatic and does not reduce response time. On emergency runs, the nozzle remains attached until it reaches the doorway. Then it automatically releases. The nozzle disconnects smoothly, and a cable gently retracts the hose and nozzle away from the exit.

Get the Newest Technology
MagneGrip continues to innovate and bring new enhancements to its exhaust removal systems:

• Higher Temperature Hose offered as standard equipment. With increased vehicle exhaust temperatures, the lower, stiffer two-foot blue hose section has a temperature tolerance up to 1,000° F.

• Wireless Transmitters automatically start the exhaust fan before the engine starts and prior to the apparatus reentering the facility.

• Exhaust Fans designed solely for exhaust removal. Spark-resistant, curved blades deliver the highest efficiency.

• 90-degree Lifting Elbow stabilizes the hose and eliminates hose pinch, twisting and sliding, unlike old-style rubber saddles that restrict airflow.

• Support Cable inside the hose bears the nozzle’s weight to eliminate hose stretching. It also ensures easy release of the nozzle.

• Handle on the Lower Hose makes connecting the system quick and easy from a standing position.

• Inline Particulate Filter in the system’s ductwork captures exhaust particulates before exhausting the fumes outside.

Made in America
MagneGrip Exhaust Removal Systems are completely (100 percent) manufactured in the United States. Competitive systems are often the products of foreign companies and are manufactured outside the U.S. MagneGrip uses American Standard parts (not metric). If adjustments or repairs are needed, most departments already have the tools on hand.

For more information, a free proposal, grant assistance and budgetary numbers, call 800-875-5440, email, or visit A full-color brochure and a video DVD demonstrating the advantages of MagneGrip systems are available.

Need air cleaning filtration units in your firehouse? MagneGrip Group also manufactures AirHAWK Air Purification Systems.

About MagneGrip Group
Founded in 1993, MagneGrip Group is the #1-rated solution to the health threat of diesel exhaust emissions in firehouses and vehicle maintenance facilities. MagneGrip systems are professionally installed by a nationwide team of service technicians to provide 100% guaranteed satisfaction.

As an American manufacturer, MagneGrip Group is the only company that produces both hose-type exhaust removal systems and air purification systems. This combination of systems provides the most complete protection for fire personnel and it best fits the intent of FEMA and NFPA recommendations. MagneGrip’s 1,000° F rated hose is now standard equipment.