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JAN 2017

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structures like "big box" retail stores, warehouses and manufacturing facilities, convention centers, stadiums, and tunnel systems. More than 500 buildings nationwide are now equipped with FARS, and they are required in more than 100 jurisdictions across 20 states. How can I get FARS in my jurisdiction? You can protect the lives of your crews and community by getting your department to adopt Appendix L of the 2015 ICC International Fire Code. Don't let another minute go by without FARS on your side. And breathe easier. In a horizontal structure, they're typically located near the water standpipes. FARS works with standard equipment used in every jurisdiction, and because it is a building-installed life safety system, it has no negative impact on department budgets. How is air quality ensured? FARS are clean, dry, closed breathable air systems. All FARS are equipped with an air monitoring system, which checks the system's moisture, carbon monoxide and pressure 24/7. FARS accordance with International Fire Code and NFPA standards. In addition, the system is equipped with system remotely from the Fire Command Center or What types of structures should be equipped with FARS? FARS are applicable in any structure where the mid- and high-rise buildings, large horizontal instant air. right there. 650 654-6000 INFO@RESCUEAIR.COM RESCUEAIR.COM air bottles in two minutes or less under full respiration in an IDLH environment. the MAU on scene connects to the FARS piping and distribution system and charges it with air. FARS are comparable to other building-installed systems, such as those used in hospitals for delivery of medical gasses like oxygen. These systems are regulated under NFPA-99 CH-5 Gas & Vacuum Systems.

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