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Air Vacuum Corporation Announces Summer and Fall Conference Schedule

Dover - NH, July 23, 2018

Air Vacuum Corporation has been protecting first responders from the carcinogenic, hazardous gases and particulate which are emitted from diesel and gasoline engines for nearly 25 years.
This summer and fall, Air Vaccum Corporation will be exhibiting at the upcoming conferences. Please stop by to meet our team or visit our Web site for more information. We are happy to answer any questions and welcome you to request a free proposal

“First responders put their lives and health at risk every day when they go to work, not knowing what they will face. There’s so much out of their control,” said Tom Vitko, President of Air Vacuum Corporation. “It’s a privilege for everyone here to do our part in protecting such an upstanding group of individuals.”

Air Vacuum Corporation's Conference Schedule: 

Aug. 9-11
Dallas, TX
Booth #3122

Sept. 24-26
Raleigh, NC
Booth #1

Firehouse Expo 2018
Oct. 18-20
Nashville, TN
Booth #1251

The AIRVAC 911(R) system is fully automatic and hangs from the ceiling; it doesn’t interfere with daily activities. With a UL 508 certified “Smart Timer” control panel, the system automatically activates every time a vehicle leaves and returns making it the only system to eliminate “engine exhaust backwash” – the exhaust fumes that re-enter the building when vehicles enter or exit.

In Tennessee, the City of Chattanooga Fire Department has installed the AIRVAC 911(R) System in four of its 20 fire halls and a new fire hall being built will also include the system. “We feel like the AIRVAC 911® system removes the fumes inside better than the hose system because of the area they cover. This eliminates having to hook up apparatus,” said Steve Harvey, General Supervisor for the Fire Department. “In my opinion, these systems are the best by far for safety concerns about the air in fire hall bays. The AIRVAC systems are phasing out the current hose systems we have and are much more efficient and cheaper to maintain.” 


About Air Vacuum Corporation
Founded in 1994, Air Vacuum Corporation designed the AIRVAC 911® Engine Exhaust Removal System to provide a self-contained, affordable, attachment-free, fully automatic system for removing hazardous gases and particulate from fire station and EMS station work environments. It features a proprietary multi-directional airflow design that maximizes the particulate and gas removal from the breathing zone of the apparatus area. AIRVAC 911® is the only system to eliminate “exhaust backwash” – the exhaust fumes that re-enter the building as vehicles leave and return from their calls. This energy-efficient system is manufactured in the U.S.A. and meets NFPA 1500, OSHA, IBOCA, EPA and GSA standards.


Tom Vitko