The Santa Barbara Fire Department and SWAT team use AB design studio's demolition site as a playground.
Knowing that his house was scheduled for demolition owner of one of AB design studio's rebuild donated his vacation home to the city of Santa Barbara’s Fire Department. On the morning of Tuesday January 5, 2013 Santa Barbara’s Fire Department and SWAT set up parameters and utilized volunteers, consisting of the home owner and his children, to run different real life emergency scenarios.
Santa Barbara Firefighters practiced cutting holes in the roof, breaking doors, windows and skylights then practiced walking through house filled with fake smoke.
The SWAT team practiced their negotiating and hostage recovery skills on participating volunteers.