Although levels of carbon dioxide and nitrogen oxides emissions are significantly lower than those of engines without diesel particulate filters (DPF), there are other substances that pose a risk.
In 2013, the Cool Springs (NC) Volunteer Fire Department set about planning for a new firehouse, and one thing they decided it needed were some large fans.
This video profiles one of Washington, D.C.'s, oldest fire stations, Engine Company 3.
This video shows a firefighter fighting a fire apparatus fire in a station.
Around the world, researchers are tightening diesel exhaust occupational exposure limits (OELs), based on scientific evidence linking exhaust to certain cancers.
These are just a few suggestions shared with clients or potential clients in the preplanning stage of fire station design.
Since 2016, “The Fire Station” has covered myriad station designs, offered dozens of design tips, and covered a variety of station-related products. As 2018 comes to a close, I started to look back over the year and a few station-related items come to mind.
The Queen Creek Fire Station 1 is a station with the apparatus floor in the middle of flanking crew areas.
Paul Erickson, of Lemay Erickson Wilcox Architects, discusses how cancer has become recognized as an occupational risk for firefighters.
Paul Erickson, of LeMay Erickson Wilcox Architects, discusses three ways fire departments can reduce exposure to contaminants in the fire station.