FARS Appendix approved for 2015 International Fire Code

Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems will be added to the 2015 International Fire Code. The International Code Committee (ICC) approved Appendix K, the FARS code, at last October’s hearings in Atlantic City after a rigorous 2-year vetting process.

Adolph Zubia, Chairman of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) Fire and Life Safety Section, representing the ICC Fire Code Action Committee, was the proponent of Appendix K.

Nearly all of the major professional associations and life safety organizations within the fire service supported the FARS appendix, including the IAFC, the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM), the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the Fire Smoke Coalition, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, OSHA, and many more.

The 2015 International Fire Code can be purchased here.

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