Before installing a Plymovent vehicle exhaust removal system, the North Tonawanda Fire Department in New York had an exhaust extraction system from a different manufacturer. According to Chief John Lapham, the previous system had design flaws, and would not release, causing the product to be damaged and unusable. With this ineffective system in place, it was causing more damage than good to both the firefighters and the station. “You could see soot on the electronic equipment during station cleanup,” says Chief Lapham. “It was a red flag, and we needed to do something about it.”
This was an imperative action particularly since the World Health Organization recently published a press release stating that diesel engine exhaust is classified as carcinogenic to humans, with an increased risk for lung cancer.