Houston Fire Department wins grant to protect firefighters from diesel fumes
The Houston Fire Department has received a federal grant to protect firefighters from toxic diesel exhaust, but still will lag far behind its Texas peers.
The $704,000 in federal aid, plus $70,000 chipped in by the city of Houston, will allow HFD to install diesel exhaust removal systems in the 15 busiest stations, the department announced Tuesday. Around 600 of HFD's 4,000 firefighters work out of those locations.
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The devices work by connecting hoses to the exhaust pipes of firetrucks, funneling fumes outside the station bays. Diesel... read more
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