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McEntire Air National Guard, Eastover, SC

The Fire Suppression Project at McEntire JANG Base was constructed for the USPFO for South Carolina. PASCO maintained the leading role in this project, as the scope was to install high expansion foam systems in four aircraft hangars. Our work began with the demolition of existing fire protection systems in all four hangars. PASCO then designed and hydraulically calculated new systems to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, as well as those of the base engineers, base fire officials and base commander. PASCO installed a foam/water system with 18 HEF generators and two 50,000 gallon water storage tanks. One 2,000 gpm diesel and one 2,000 gpm electric fire pump serve these systems and were also installed per NFPA code. In addition to the work done in the hangars, PASCO fire sprinklers protected the pump house which houses the equipment for these systems. The tasks of this project were closely coordinated with the ANG's maintenance personnel, to ensure the readiness of aircraft for scheduled and emergency deployment, as these aircraft are mission critical to the United States' efforts while we have servicemen and women deployed. PASCO maintained excellent relationships with the other trades involved to include the underground utilities, masons and electricians as well as military personnel. PASCO was successful in completing this project within the constraints of the JANG's schedules and budget.

Client Comments

I would ask my three superintendents at staff meetings, "how is the fire sprinkler work progressing," and they would always say "he's ahead of schedule." 

 

Richard Larsen
EllisDon Construction, Inc.

Client Comments

PASCO was a beneficial partner in the construction process and we believe them to have been an immeasurable value added service to this project. 

 

Tim Frazier
Beers Skanska

Client Comments

The fire protection industry has changed along with our companies and how each of us has to do business. The latest challenges include rising costs, code changed, and implementation of change during design and installations, and meeting new code review requirements. Pasco is right there when it comes to meeting new challenges.

 

Manuel C. Hendrix
Mechanical Design, Inc.

Client Comments

PASCO always does the installation right the first time. They have proven themselves to be a true partner in working out design deficiencies with mechanical engineers.

 

Timothy C. Cullum
M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.

Client Comments

On this fast paced project, PASCO's attention to detail, commitment to maintain the project schedule, safety awareness, and quality installation was second to none. 

 

John Barton
Harrison, Walker & Harper

Client Comments

When building a team for a new project, there is never any question as to who we will select for fire protection. PASCOs' organization is equipped to handle any design, from simple to complex. 

 

Thomas M. Fitts, Jr.
Fitts & Goodwin

Client Comments

Working on this fast-paced project (Boeing Charleston Expansion), PASCO's dedication to safety, attention to detail and quality installation was unprecedented. 

 

Steve Fijalkowski
Turner Construction Company

Client Comments

Reliability, professionalism and workmanship are true qualities of PASCO. 

 

James E. Anderson
Structioneers, Inc.