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Creating Better Working Environments for Hard-Working Fire Fighters
The City of Center Line is located just north of Detroit, MI, so the brutally cold winter months created a challenge to effectively heat the facility. This was especially true when the firefighters returned from answering a call to a fire or emergency request. The ceilings in the fire station are approximately 30-feet tall which is where the unit heaters where located. When the firetrucks and emergency vehicles returned from a call, the large doors would have to stay open while the vehicles were re-staged in the facility to prepare for the next call. During this time, the cold winter air would rush in and drop the temperature in the building close to what the outdoor temperature was. This was a major problem for the firefighters as the unit heaters would take 20 minutes or more to bring the facility back to a comfortable temperature. They had to clean the equipment while wearing their heavy protective winter coats and turnout gear just to stay warm.

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