Granite Park VII is first Texas high-rise to be constructed with Firefighter Air Replenishment System (FARS).
From the outside, it looks like a sleek, modern high-rise. But it’s what’s inside that’s the real wave of the future.
That’s because Granite Park VII, a 10-story, 330,000 square-foot office building in Plano, is the first high-rise in Texas to be constructed with Firefighter Air Replenishment System (FARS)—dramatically increasing firefighter safety.
According to Plano Fire-Rescue Chief Sam Greif, having a FARS in the new Granite Park VII is an invaluable asset that greatly enhances his crews’ safety and effectiveness.
“A FARS allows my people to fully replenish their SCBA tanks in under two minutes, without having to exit the building and losing any tactical advantage,” said Chief Greif. “And, instead of devoting personnel to manning bottle brigades, I can deploy those resources to better accomplish our primary mission.”
Anthony Turiello, CEO of RescueAir, the designer and engineer of the Plano FARS, was equally positive.
Said Turiello, “We’re extremely proud to work with Chief Greif, Deputy Chief Kerr and the Plano Fire-Rescue staff, as well as the General Contractor Austin Industries, and our Certified Installer TDIndustries. It’s been a real team effort.”
Granite Park VII opened in December 2017 and is fully leased by the Dallas office of Fannie Mae.