Vehicle exhaust removal systems for fire and emergency stations

Exhaust Extraction at Fire- and Emergency Stations

Vehicle exhaust emissions from a cold-start engine can reach toxic levels in only a matter of minutes within a closed building. Exhaust extraction systems, designed specifically for emergency vehicles, remove the exhaust fumes right at the tail pipe, which is the most efficient extraction method.

Whenever there is a need to run combustion engine vehicles indoors, there is a need for vehicle exhaust extraction. It can be hard to realize how quickly vehicle exhaust emissions from a cold-start engine can reach toxic levels within a closed building. It’s actually only a matter of minutes. Repeated exposure to hazardous and carcinogenic exhaust fumes at lower levels can cause direct health effects over time.

Vehicle exhaust extraction systems provide safer workplaces for emergency personnel

Firefighters are among the professions most exposed to the risks of diesel exhaust fume-related illnesses, meaning that as dangerous as their work is while being out on assignment, they also face health hazards back at the station.

In a work environment where hazardous fumes are present, having an efficient and convenient exhaust extraction system in place is essential. Some emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks, emit diesel exhaust fumes. These are dangerous particulates, which must be removed in a way that ensures both the safety of the personnel and the ability of vehicles to quickly be dispatched from the station in the event of an emergency.

International as well as national health and safety associations recognize the importance of preventing health and safety risks related to fire- and emergency stations. Read more about laws and regulations. 

Nederman exhaust extraction systems

Nederman systems with exhaust rails and tracks for vehicles in motion offer economical and reliable solutions with direct capture and evacuations of gases from the exhaust pipe, which is the only effective method. The extraction unit comprises of the trolley, suction hose and nozzle attached to the vehicle’s exhaust pipe. The vehicle pulls the extractor unit along the track with constant and safe evacuation of the exhaust gases.

Track systems - cost effective back-in systems for small to medium large stations.
Rail systems - high capacity drive-through or back-in systems for medium and large stations.

Magna Rail systems

In a larger fire station, several fire trucks may need to be served simultaneously. The Magna Rail and Magna Rail Green are able to serve up to four vehicles at the same time. Both solutions allow for a great deal of customization, depending on the type and size of the facility, and its operational requirements.

  • Outstanding for stations with high callout frequencies
  • Comes with Nederman MagnaRail, MagnaTrack ST and MagnaTrack HS
  • The electromagnet attaches the extraction unit to the vehicle
  • Enables quick exits – the attachment mechanism releases the nozzle immediately on exit
  • Superior exhaust removal capacity
  • Smooth release eliminates swinging hoses - no slingshot effect, pendular motion is reduced, and the risk of damage to nearby staff or vehicles is eliminated
  • Hose without loops - the vertical hoses cannot become entangled, important when the alarm sounds

Pneumatic System

The pneumatic system, which has a pneumatic attached nozzle, is perfect for stations where vehicle vary from time to time. 

  • Perfect for stations where vehicles types vary 
  • Comes with Nederman Pneumatic Rail System PRS and Pneumatic Track System PTS
  • The nozzle is expanded with compressed air for tight fixing and sealing around the tail pipe
  • Two sizes of nozzles for different tail pipes
  • Quick coupler for easy change of nozzles
  • The most ergonomically way to attach the nozzle - the operator avoids bending down and breathing residual exhaust fumes.
  • The hose is conveniently guided into position using the grip and is held in place by the electromagnet
  • 100% PLUS extraction and heat resistance - the nozzle extracts 100% of the exhaust fumes and simultaneously draws in ambient air for cooling

Exhaust Extraction Systems for every need

Nederman has exhaust extraction systems to fulfill the specific needs of your fire- and emergency station and suit your budget. No matter the size of your station, sizes/types of vehicles or frequency of operation. Nederman has the widest range of products and systems, as well as extensive experience and knowledge in how to build the optimal solution. Contact our experts for further information >>


The video above shows some of Nederman’s work in some fire stations in Christchurch, New Zealand.