The EPA has announced changes to the diesel emission standard for fire trucks and ambulances relative to SCRmaintenance and vehicle disruptions. Due to this change, exposure to apparatus exhaust will again increase exposure to fire personnel within the station.
Although eliminating apparatus power disruptions at the incident scene, lower maintenance schedule intervals or system by-pass will allow for increased emissions, which in turn add exposure to personnel particularly in the apparatus bays. In conjunction with recent WHO changes to classification of diesel exhaust as a carcinogen, the importance of exhaust removal is greater then ever.
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