Large Horizontal Structures

Provides a safe, instant, ready supply of life-sustaining air replenishment for firefighters deep inside a structure.

In a smokey environment, fighters can follow their hose lines to the standpipe systems and access air replenishment.

Reduces the risk of a firefighter becoming lost, disoriented, and out of air.

Large horizontal structures, such as big box retail stores, warehouses, and manufacturing plants, present unique logistical and safety challenges when it comes to providing air replenishment to firefighters. Typically, these structures have few interior walls and doors. In non-compartmentalized structures, smoke spreads very quickly. And these buildings often have a minimum of entry/exit points, making it difficult for emergency crews to find their way to safety when they are low on air.

Read about the fire that brought FARS to Phoenix.