100-Foot Training Tower Has Smoke Control System

Issue 8 and Volume 130.

100-Foot Training Tower Has Smoke Control System features Famous Fires and the Lessons Learned A 100-foot-high training tower is now being used by the Wayne Township, Ind., Fire Department. The 32 x 40foot tower, which cost $30,000 to build, has six 15-foot-high stories and a 10-foot penthouse. The volunteer department entered into a contract with the township trustee for a construction grant in 1975 and work on the tower started in October of that year. The tower is on a 17 ½-acre training area and is available to other fire departments throughout the state. Wayne Township adjoins Indianapolis on the west. In the original plans by Gordon B. Mess & Partners, Indianapolis architects, the tower was to have open decks or burn floors. However, this approach was not acceptable to local air pollution control authorities. Smoke control system The design that was approved by the architect, fire department and air…

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