RescueAir is the international leader in Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS),
a building-installed standpipe for air.
Firefighters need two things to effectively fight fire: water and air. Complex structures like multi-story buildings, large “big box” style structures and tunnels create significant logistical challenges for the delivery of water and air. We solved the problem of supplying water in these structures by requiring water standpipes. FARS, a standpipe for air, solves the problem of air supply.
A FARS is a standpipe for air permanently installed in a building. It is the fastest, safest, most efficient way to deliver air replenishment to firefighters in complex structures.
Gone is the need for an "air bottle brigade," manually transporting SCBA up numerous flights of stairs or deep into structures and carrying out empties for refilling. Instead, air is supplied by a department’s mobile air unit through a secure exterior connection panel. Firefighters refill their SCBA at fill stations located throughout the structure, and they can do it under full respiration in less than two minutes.
This is the future of firefighter health and safety. More than 500 buildings in 10 states are now equipped with these systems, and they are required in more than 80 jurisdictions across the country. And more cities are adding this requirement to their fire codes every year.
You can find codes covering FARS here:
- The 2018 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) NFPA-1
To learn more about how FARS works in specific types of structures, click on the links below: