Updating Fire Systems at Fort Knox

Kentucky Integrator Freedom Communications delivers Fire-Lite system to Army facility


The versatility of the Fire-Lite product made it an easy choice when Freedom Communications was tasked with installing fire alarm control panels in a number of other locations around the base, including the regional correctional facility, two elementary schools and an officers' club.

Banta explained how the officers' club project, although a smaller project than the barracks installation, posed its own unique challenges. He said, "With the officers' club, we were set with the task of providing a system that could shut down the audio on the dance floor, turn on all the lights and initiate a mass notification message. We were able to put in control modules and relay modules that work with the MS-9600 so that all of these unique events could be easily controlled and monitored. The Fire-Lite system has the kind of versatility to work with a smaller building like the officers' club, or a warehouse that has just 10 smoke and/or heat detectors, all the way up to bigger facilities like the barracks buildings."

Both Banta and Fort Knox are extremely pleased with the results of the life safety system installation in the barracks, so much so that Freedom Communications has many other projects in the works on the base. These upcoming projects include providing fire protection for The Patton Museum of Armor and Cavalry, as well as for an ammunition building.

The recruits who live and sleep in the barracks are undoubtedly pleased as well, resting easy with the knowledge that they and their families are protected by one of the most advanced fire safety systems available.