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  • APPENDIXL
    REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRE FIGHTER AIR REPLENISHMENT SYSTEMS

    The provisions contained in this appendix are not mandatory unless specifically referenced in the adopting ordinance.

    SECTIONL101
    GENERAL

    L101.1 Scope.

    Fire fighter air replenishment systems (FARS) shall be provided in accordance with this appendix. The adopting ordinance shall specify building characteristics or special hazards that establish thresholds triggering a requirement for the installation of a FARS. The requirement shall be based upon the fire department’s capability of replenishing fire fighter breathing air during sustained emergency operations. Considerations shall include:

    1. 1.Building characteristics, such as number of stories above or below grade plane, floor area, type of construction and fire-resistance of the primary structural frame to allow sustained fire-fighting operations based on a rating of not less than 2 hours.

    2. 2.Special hazards, other than buildings, that require unique accommodations to allow the fire department to replenish fire fighter breathing air.

    3. 3.Fire department staffing level.

    4. 4.Availability of a fire department breathing air replenishment vehicle.