Large structure fires are challenging for fire departments of all shapes and sizes. Whether trying to get the air and water you need to elevated floors in a high-rise or navigating large distances in a big box store or tunnel, firefighters face significant challenges.
There has been considerable energy spent to ensure firefighters have the water they need with the development of standpipes, sprinklers and fire pumps. It has taken longer to address air supply. But now there is a reliable solution: Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS). These systems are proving critical to providing immediate air, where it is needed, at some of the most difficult fires imaginable.
So what is a FARS? How does it work? And why are our leaders not demanding that this critical technology be put in place in large buildings? This webinar will look at the past, the present and future of Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems and how you can ensure these critical systems are made available for your department. We need air and water to fight fire. FARS is the answer to getting you that air.
Please join us for this event sponsored by RescueAir.
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Michael Gagliano Captain Seattle (WA) Fire Department
For more than 20 years, RescueAir has been known around the world as the innovator and the leader in firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) technology.
A FARS is a building-installed standpipe for air that delivers a safe, reliable, constant supply of breathing air when and where firefighters need it most — inside a structure and closer to the seat of a fire. Firefighters can refill their air bottles in less than a minute at filling stations located throughout a building and can use an SCBA quick-connect feature to make ground air management achievable in complex structures such as mid- and high-rise buildings, as well as in tunnels and large horizontal structures like “big box” retail stores, hospitals, warehouses and manufacturing plants. FARS eliminates the need for a bottle brigade of firefighters who manually transport full air canisters to fire attack crews and carry empty canisters out of the building for refilling. It is a faster, safer and more reliable method of providing life-saving air to fire crews.
FARS are now required in more than 80 jurisdictions around the country and are installed in more than 400 buildings.
After a 2-year vetting process, FARS was added to the 2015 edition of the ICC International Fire Code under Appendix L.
The company’s mission is to build a legacy of safety. RescueAir advances that mission through its technology, its products and services, and its support of organizations such as the Fire Smoke Coalition, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Firefighters and many others.
For more information on RescueAir and FARS, please visit rescueair.com.