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Inside FDNY’s Rescue Company 2, a training facility built to simulate disasters

The FDNY Rescue company 2 by Studio Gang facility is a 2020 Innovation by Design honoree.

Inside FDNY’s Rescue Company 2, a training facility built to simulate disasters
[Illustration: Twistedfork]
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Rescue Company 2, in Brownsville, Brooklyn, is home to some of the New York City Fire Department’s most highly trained firefighters, who are called in for rescues from high-rises, underground subway tunnels, and other precarious places. Fittingly, Studio Gang designed interior and exterior spaces to mimic these challenging environments.

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[Illustration: Twistedfork]

Climbing

A large interior space includes a 46-foot-high training wall to practice scaling and rappelling, and a catwalk for high-up training exercises.

[Illustration: Twistedfork]

Crawling

An underground room simulates smoky conditions.

[Illustration: Twistedfork]

Scaling

Numerous windows and openings at varied angles and sizes replicate what firefighters could encounter at apartment and office buildings.

[Illustration: Twistedfork]

Squeezing

A manhole space is used for practicing confined rescues.

See more honorees from the 2020 Innovation by Design Awards here.