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Posted: Jan 17, 2018

MagneGrip Installations in New Fire Station Construction

Magnegrip and Airhawk installation

MagneGrip has recently installed exhaust removal and air purifications systems in new fire and rescue facilities across the country. As fire chiefs and architects become aware of increased cancer risk due to diesel exhaust and toxins in apparatus bay areas, MagneGrip Group has been specified for new emergency center construction projects.

MagneGrip Exhaust Removal and AirHAWK Air Purification Systems are built into new facilities as well as retrofit into existing structures. In new construction, general exhaust does not provide the level of protection fire chiefs are looking for. As a result, a point-­‐of-­‐source  exhaust capture system is a necessity. It eliminates  exposure to unhealthy diesel fumes, stops toxins from migrating to other rooms, and keeps the building cleaner. An exhaust removal system also allows indoor engine checks, in accordance with IMC building codes for operating vehicles inside a building. AirHAWK Air Purification Systems keep air clean in turn out rooms.

Some of the recently completed new fire station construction projects with MagneGrip equipment include:

New Philadelphia (OH) Fire Department

Completed in June 2017, MagneGrip worked with Ed McCall, McCall Sharp Architecture, to design a Straight Suction Rail (SSR) system in the bay area and AirHAWK Air Purification System in the turnout room.

Wooster (OH) Safety Center

Architects Richard L. Bowen & Associates Inc. designed the new police and fire facility for drive-­‐through apparatus. The Straight Suction Rail (SSR) system was the fourth installation with the city by MagneGrip Group.

Cardinal Joint Fire District (Canfield, OH)

In Canfield, Ohio MagneGrip Group worked with CJL Engineering on a new fire station. This was the third installation within the fire district; it included Straight Suction Rail (SSR) and Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT). SFT--or “slinky hose”--is a no loop, expandable, horizontal system that travels all the way to the door.

Orange Village (OH) Fire Department

MagneGrip initially installed an exhaust removal system in the Pinecrest EMS headquarters 10 years ago. A new satellite station is scheduled to open in 2018 based on a design by WHS Engineering incorporating MagneGrip’s Sliding Flexhose Track system.

Concord Township (OH) Fire and EMS

In Delaware County, Mull & Weithman Architects, Inc. designed an emergency services station to replace a facility damaged by a storm. As a way to save money and maximize investment, much of the MagneGrip equipment from the former building was used in the new facility.

Berea (KY) Municipal Fire and Safety Building

Integrity/Architecture incorporated Straight Suction Rail (SSR) into the design for the new building.

In Texas, MagneGrip worked with several architects on new facilities located across the state.

Wiginton Hooker Jeffry Architects designed Killeen (TX) Fire Department. Straight Suction Rail (SSR) and Sliding Flexhose Track (SFT) were installed. Parkhill Smith & Cooper designed Midland (TX) Fire Department #6, using MagneGrip’s Straight Suction Rail (SSR) system. McKinney (TX) Fire Department #9 was designed by Conduit Architecture + Design.

MagneGrip’s Straight Suction Rail (SSR) exhaust removal system was used in other noteworthy new construction facilities including Lockport Township (IL) Fire Protection District, FGM Architects; Donalsonville (GA) Fire Department, Donofro Architects; Oklahoma City (OK) Fire Department #21 and #23, Kirkpatrick Architecture Studio, Clemson (SC) Fire & EMS, MESCO Building Solutions; Bristol (TN) Fire Rescue #5, Thompson & Litton (Engineers, Architects, Surveyors).

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Posted: Jan 17, 2018

Car ends up in Green River after driver loses control

A driver who lost control of his car ended up in the Green River in Kent early Wednesday. Puget Sound Fire and Kent police were called to South 259th Street and Third Avenue South at about 12:30 a.m. after a witness reported seeing a small green car drive off the road and fall into the river, which is about 20 feet below road level.
- PUB DATE: 1/17/2018 5:36:21 AM - SOURCE: KIRO-TV CBS 7
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Posted: Jan 17, 2018

St. Augustine Fire Department Receives Grant for New ATV

The ATV will be a Polaris Ranger XP model, and when fully outfitted will have emergency medical services and firefighting capabilities. It will be able to tackle small fires and will be used to reach individuals needing medical assistance in large crowds, which is something Fire Chief Carlos Aviles said has become a need in St. Augustine.

“In this day and age with as many events as we’re doing downtown the ability to be mobile, quick, and get people out of those congested areas quickly matters,” he said.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2018

Milford Fire Department Trains on New Truck

The $300,000 pumper truck was ordered a year ago and was finished and delivered to the department at the beginning of this year.

A grant from the Rural Fire District covered $200,000 of the cost, with part of that coming from a special county bond. The remaining $100,000 was paid by the City of Milford.

That’s a lot of money, but Kral said the all-volunteer department deserves it.

“If you don’t pay them a cent for their 20 calls a month, it’s the least we can do to keep them safe,” he said.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2018

NPFD looks to apply for new fire truck pumper

"It's done all it can for us and we're experiencing more and more mechanical issues with it all of the time," said Thompson. "It doesn't meet all of the safety requirements that the National Fire Protection Association has mandated in terms of vehicle safety features for some of our personnel."

Thompson says the grant is very competitive, in that, they are competing against other fire stations nationwide, including Puerto Rico.

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