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Four Phases of FARS in a Fire Event

By Chief David Kerr, Plano Fire Dept. (ret.) and Capt. Mike Gagliano, Seattle Fire Dept. (ret.) Two things are essential to conduct a successful fire attack: air and water.  A limited supply of air or water will greatly increase the ...

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FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Round Rock

Last year, the Firefighter Air Coalition donated firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) to four fire department training towers. Every Tuesday in February, we’ll share short videos from Bellevue, WA, Grand Prairie, TX, Meridian, ID, and Round Rock, TX of firefighters using FARS. Watch Round ...

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FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Meridian

Last year, the Firefighter Air Coalition donated firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) to four fire department training towers. Every Tuesday in February, we’ll share short videos from Bellevue, WA, Grand Prairie, TX, Meridian, ID, and Round Rock, TX of firefighters using FARS. Watch the ...

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FARS Training Tower Tuesday – Grand Prairie

Last year, the Firefighter Air Coalition donated firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) to four fire department training towers. Every Tuesday in February, we’ll share short videos from Bellevue, WA, Grand Prairie, TX, Meridian, ID, and Round Rock, TX of firefighters using FARS. Watch Grand ...

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The Myth of Air

Climbing with spare cylinders was next to impossible     By Michael M. Dugan Imagine you are responding to a fire in a high-rise building in your jurisdiction. Upon arrival, you have a working fire on the upper floor. The ...

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Breathing Air and Firefighter Safety

Recent years have provided much more information about the increasing health risks to firefighters during the normal course of doing their job. One aspect is the toxicity of the environment in which the firefighters work. The content of the smoke ...

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FARS: Why Have I Never Heard Of This?

Why have you never heard of them? Because the fire service has a history of being slow to change   By Michael M. Dugan FARS, the short version of “firefighter air replenishment systems,” are an in-building air system similar to ...

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