Fire brigade of Kassel (Germany)

The challenge

The fire brigade of Kassel (Germany) was looking for three new vehicle exhaust extraction systems. Systems that would remove exhaust fumes very effectively, protecting the fire fighters from hazardous diesel exhaust fumes. Other fire stations within the Kassel region were already provided with extraction systems.

The fire brigade of Kassel choose for a fully automatic extraction system of Plymovent. One of the requirements was that the extraction system should be compatible and should connect to all emergency vehicles of the fire brigades. The vehicle exhaust extraction systems should feature up-to-date technology and comply with the latest restrictions. Besides setting up three entirely new systems, the other six existing extraction systems had to be upgraded. Whilst upgrading the existing controls, ducting and fans were used again to minimise additional costs for the city of Kassel.