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Google Hangout: High-Rise Fire Fighting and New Technologies


Join hosts Bobby Halton and Mike Dugan with guests Jack Murphy and Todd Harms at 1:00pm EDT / 12:00pm CDT on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 as they discuss technology in High-Rises.

The implementation of emerging technologies and understanding more thoroughly the technologies that are already present in high-rise buildings to assist firefighters during emergencies and make the building safer for occupants will be addressed. Panel discussions will include the use of Fighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS) in-building radio repeaters, standpipes, and elevators. Other building code components that can be used during responses to high-rise buildings will be reviewed.

Please join us for this hangout sponsored by RescueAir. Visit for more information.



Company description:

For more than 20 years, RescueAir has been known around the world as the innovator and the leader in firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) technology. FARS is an air standpipe system permanently installed in a building that delivers a safe, reliable, constant supply of breathing air when and where firefighters need it most. Firefighters can refill their air bottles in less than a minute at stations located throughout a building and can use an SCBA quick-connect feature to make ground air management achievable in complex structures such as mid- and high-rise structures, tunnels and large horizontal structures.

The company was founded in 1989 and has designed and built FARS systems currently installed in more than 400 structures throughout the United States. The International Code Council recently added FARS to the 2015 International Fire Code under Appendix L.

The company’s mission is to build a legacy of safety.  RescueAir advances that mission through its technology, its products and services, and its support of organizations such as the Fire Smoke Coalition, the Firefighter Cancer Support Network, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the International Association of Fire Firefighters and many more.