San Jose, California: As the Capital of Silicon Valley, the city of San Jose has long been synonymous with innovation. So it’s no surprise that the city’s tallest and most dynamic new high-rises will contain an innovation all their own: a Firefighter Air Replenishment System (FARS).

Known as MIRO, the luxury high-rise residential apartment community will comprise over one million square feet, including more than 600 residences and 20,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. And at the heart of the two towers will be a FARS—providing a safe, reliable source

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Asia Pacific Fire 

by James Wong

The protection and preservation of life is paramount; this includes the safety of emergency services personnel, and the safety of community members including vulnerable community members and visitors/tourists within the incident area. The increase in urbanization has resulted in emergency responders facing increased challenges when potentially dealing with emergency incidents within complex structural environments.

Globally, there is evidence of G innovation and technology that supports enhancements to emergency responder safety; these enhancements relate to personal protective clothing and equipment, operational processes and procedures, as well