"I will have much less sleepless nights.  If you're a true advocate of the people who are saving your lives, I'm going to say, 
'Get the system.'"

Jennifer Frensley Webb - Nashville, TN City Council

Codes requiring Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS) are a growing trend nationwide as cities look to keep pace with development, reduce risk, and maintain the highest level of public safety.

Forward-thinking cities acknowledge the escalating height, size, and intricacy of modern structures. FARS emerges as essential components in meeting these evolving demands, facilitating efficient firefighting operations without further reliance on traditional methods.

Impact on City Budgets

FARS do not impact city budgets. As with most building-installed fire safety systems, the cost of FARS and the on-going testing, certification and maintenance of the system is borne by the builder and the building owner.

The Firefighter Air Coalition can help you understand the specific considerations for implementing FARS in your jurisdiction. Contact us to learn more.

Community Risk Reduction

Fire departments nationally are recognizing FARS as an important component of their community risk reduction programs. They point to structures like mid- and high-rise buildings, big box buildings, and underground structures like tunnels as major threats to the safety of firefighters and the citizens they protect.

Nashville, TN FARS Code Adoption Case Study

In 2022, Nashville became the first city in Tennessee to adopt a code requiring Firefighter Air Replenishment Systems (FARS) in certain complex structures where the delivery of air resupply presents significant logistical challenges. FARS, a building-installed air standpipe system, is designed to allow firefighters to ...
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