Leadership

Military Base Suppresses Fire Automatically

Issue 5 and Volume 138.

Military Base Suppresses Fire Automatically FEATURES FIRE PROTECTION If all goes according to plan, by next year the South Dakota Air National Guard (SDANG) will have a new fire detection, alarm, and suppression system protecting its equipment, buildings, and A-7 fighter-bombers. The system, estimated to cost $610,000, has already been designed by the engineering firm of DeWild Grant Reckert and Associates Company of Sioux Falls, SD. When completed, the system will be dispersed throughout the 33 buildings at the base, which is located at Joe Foss Field in Sioux Falls, SD. The most important component of the entire system will be located in the base’s fuel maintenance dock and hangar, a 19,000 square-foot building that also contains storage space and the avionics shop. Because this structure can hold several A-7 aircrafts, worth nearly $7 million each, it is vital to provide fire protection to this area. The hangar, which is…

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