US Navy Fire Station Guam


United States Navy, Guam

Design of the first Fire Station in a New Navy City in Guam

The new Navy Fire Station qualifies as a mission critical facility.? As such, the facility requires the following fire protection and life safety systems.? This project did involve the design, costing, and presentation to the both the US Navy officials as well as their counterpart Japanese Military officials.? This was due to the fact the most of the cost was going to be paid by the Japanese government.


  1. Automatic sprinkler protection, per NFPA 13.
  2. Fire and smoke detection, alarm, and notification
  3. Electric fire pump
  4. Diesel fire pump
  5. Emergency diesel generator
  6. Firefighter Alert system
  7. Mass notification system
  8. Water storage with redundancy.

As part of the requirements were considerations of hurricanes conditions extreme enough to be withstood without harming the performance of all fire and life safety systems..

Customer : US Navy
Date : 2010
Status : Completed
Tags : Fire sporinklers

A successful American/Japanese joint military project for the relocation of 40,000 American personnel from Okinawa to Finegayan, Guam!

A complete fire protection and life safety design, including its estimated costs were produced in less than two (2) weeks time.? The effort included the participation of multitude of disciplines supporting the fire and life safety designs. The team included architects, electrical, civil, mechanical, structural, and environmental engineers.? .

Approach: Strict compliance with all required fire and life safety systems

Developing design, costs, and presentations to U.S. Navy officials and Japanese Officials

The biggest challenge was to produce design and associated costs of all required systems that also required input from other engineering disciplines.? In addition, at each major stage of the design a presentaytion to both American and Japanese military officials.

Cooperation of other engineering disciplines and the Architect of Record within two (2) weeks

With only two (2) weeks, a design, estimated costs, and PowerPoint presentations had been successfully developed by the team..

The solution was cooperative efforts of designers from different companies working for the same clients

Cooperative Engineering Efforts

Both the design team and owners did appreciate the scrutiny of the review process.? The cooperative attitude of all parties have made a relatively smooth process and a successful one.

Owners and Authority Having Jurisdiction

As the owners of the city complex, the U.S. Navy and their Japanese counterparts provided general approval of the design during the presentations.? Associated costs were also presented and approved.


The ultimate assurance of a proper design, associated costs, and approval by the U.S. Navy and Japanese Navy Officials.

Design, Cost, and Approval of Fire and Life Safety Systems

In spite of an accelerated design, costing, and approval of the fire and life safety systems, the owners (US Navy and Japanese Navy) were very pleased with the results.

U.S. Navy and Japanese Navy – Satisfied with Work

This project was not only a fast-paced but it was also a mission critical.? With all those challenges, the outcome and clients were very pleased with the performance of the engineering/architects team..