Federal Grant To Help Ann Arbor Township Firefighters Breathe Cleaner Air
Fire Fighters in Ann Arbor Township will soon have cleaner air to breathe at the community's two fire stations.
Fire Chief Brian Thurston says the air quality concerns are centered around fire trucks, particularly when they first start to go on a run, and when they return to the fire station. According to Thurston the exhaust pipe on the trucks are only several inches long compared to what cars have, so there's a big difference in the amount of exhaust put into the building.
Concerns about diesel emission are growing and it's been a high priority for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.