November 20, 2015 — Branson, MO, Midland, TX and Rogers, AR are the latest cities to adopt Appendix L of the 2015 ICC International Fire Code, and will now require firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) in mid- and high-rise construction. Branson will also require the system in large horizontal structures.

A FARS is a building-installed standpipe for air, delivering a safe, reliable, constant supply of breathing air when and where firefighters need it most. Firefighters can safely refill their air bottles while under full respiration in an IDLH environment at stations located throughout a