The Charlotte Fire Department currently operates 43 separate Fire Stations that service the Charlotte community. Fire Stations differ in size and design, but they all have fire apparatus that are housed inside the stations. The diesel exhaust produced by the trucks contains multiple toxic air contaminants that must be removed from the air to provide the firefighters with a clean and safe work environment. All Fire Stations are currently equipped with Plymovent Exhaust Systems.
Charlotte Fire Department requires a Service Provider to maintain the existing exhaust system with a quarterly preventative maintenance plan for each location. The Service Provider must be able to repair and service the existing system and provide reports on the specific condition of the system with recommendations for repairs or replacements. The Service Provider must be able to install a complete exhaust system if the current system is beyond repair, or if the needed repairs are not cost-effective. The Service Provider must be able to design and install a complete system for any future construction of new Fire Stations as needed.