Johnson Controls enhances fire suppression portfolio with Rescue Air Systems

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Johnson Controls, a global leader for smart, healthy and sustainable buildings, has announced that it acquired Rescue Air Systems, a leading provider of firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS) that enable firefighters to refill breathing air bottles within a building during responses.

FARS stations are designed to replenish firefighters’ air bottles in less than two minutes using a building-installed air standpipe system. FARS provide firefighters with quick access to a safer, more constant and more dependable source of breathing air inside a compromised structure in an emergency.

Rescue Air Systems, based in San Francisco, will add to Johnson Controls’ comprehensive portfolio of fire suppression products and solutions including fire sprinkler system products; foam agents and hardware; and special hazards products.

Anna Khanova, vice president, global product management, Johnson Controls fire suppression products, commented: “We are committed to providing the best and most complete fire protection systems in the industry.

“This equipment allows us to better serve a rapidly growing safety vertical and comply with jurisdictions where FARS are increasingly required by code. As we help improve fire protection in buildings, our customers will benefit from a single, trusted source for residential and commercial fire suppression solutions as well as specialty applications.”

Anthony Turiello, RescueAir CEO and founder, commented: “When we started RescueAir almost 30 years ago, our goal was to make the world a safer place by equipping buildings and other large structures with firefighter air replenishment systems.

“With this acquisition, Johnson Controls will help us realize that vision on a global scale, and we’re excited our product will join their unique suite of fire suppression and safety offerings to better serve our customers.”

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