New York Times — “Preparing the Best for the Worst”

December 14, 2017

Rescue Company 2 is designed as a tool for training, enabling FDNY’s elite force of specialized rescue workers to stage and simulate a wide range of emergency conditions in, on, and around the building.

“‘Their area of expertise is changing constantly,’ said Rodia Valladares, the project architect from Studio Gang, who led a recent tour of the construction site. ‘From scuba rescues to terrorism to dealing with hazardous materials.’ ...

The three-story center incorporates two giant voids in the building, one horizontal and one vertical, not just to house the fire trucks but to create open space that the team can work with for training.”

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