Watch The FE Humpday Hangout On FARS From Glendale, AZ
Earlier this month, we got a chance to ring in the new year with some of our friends from FireEngineering and the
Glendale (AZ) Regional Public Safety Training Center (GRPSTC).
Chief Gary Morris, Australian Station Officer James Wong, FE Editor-In-Chief Bobby Halton, GRPSTC Director/Glendale FD Deputy Chief Chuck Montgomery and RescueAir CEO Anthony Turiello were joined by panelists Rick Lasky, Terry McGrath and Mike Gagliano for a demo of the system live from the GRPSTC training tower.
The GRPSTC is $45 million shared-use facility opened in 2007 in a partnership between the cities of Avondale, Glendale, Peoria and Surprise and the Maricopa County Community College District, all located in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Most cities throughout the region require FARS in mid-rise, high-rise, and large horizontal structures, and more than 65 buildings in the region are equipped with FARS. This facility is one of four in the region where firefighters train on how to use the system. See how FARS works and why it is an important live-saving tool for the fire service nationally. You can watch the archived version here