b'32 EWN EMERGENCY RESPONSE FACTS&FIGURESNew Facility at Coastal Carolina Project: Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting FacilityLocation: Coastal Carolina Regional AirportRegional Consolidates ARFF Ops, New Bern, NCAirport Owner/Operator: Craven County Boosts Efficiency BY KEN WYSOCKY2021 Passenger Volume: 175,000Cost: $5.2 millionSize: 8,400 sq. ft. Emergency response operations atprevious ARFF facilities, which were Funding: FAA supplemental grant Coastal Carolina Regional Airportinconveniently divided among three locations: Construction: Sept. 2020-Nov. 2021 (EWN) now are more efficient anda small office in the passenger terminal, a effective, thanks to a new $5.2 million facilitynearby single-bay garage that housed one fire Design: The Wilson Group Architects that consolidates functions previously locatedtruck and additional space in another small Engineering: Talbert & Bright in separate locations throughout the airport. garage for storing other equipment. Prime Contractor: TA Loving Co. The 8,400-square- Having our capabilities spread out in Service Bay Doors: Door Engineering foot aircraft rescueseveral different places affected our ability & Manufacturing LLCand firefighting (ARFF)to efficiently carry out operations, Shorter Configuration: About 4,100 sq. ft. of office spacebuilding also is homeexplains. Its harder when you have to move with a training room, kitchen & 2 dorm rooms;to a new Titan 4x4between facilities to do your job.4,300-sq.-ft. apparatus bay that can house 2firefighting vehiclefirefighting vehicles The new building is also designed to yet another wayserve as an alternate command center for Features: Architecture matches terminal; serviceEWN is enhancing itsANDREW SHORTERbays have air scrubber system & quick-opening glasssupporting local relief operations during doors; hurricane-rated windows & doors; durable, low- emergency responsenatural disasters such as hurricanes. maintenance & locally sourced construction materials capabilities, notes Airport Director Andrew New Firefighting Vehicle: Titan P801 4x4, Shorter.Better Airfield Accessfrom E-ONE Notably, the new building is the firstThe old ARFF facilities, which were situated Vehicle Cost: About $750,000 stand-alone ARFF facility in the history of theon the north side of the terminal, required Key Benefits of New Facility: Consolidatesairport, which opened in November 1931.firefighting vehicles to travel around the three previously separated ARFF functions/operations;Funded by an FAA supplemental grant, theterminal apron to reach the runways. Project faster & easier access to runways & taxiways; vacatednew ARFF facility was designed by Thedesigners located the new facility on the south ARFF space in terminal creates room to expand/ Wilson Group Architects and opened last fall.side of the terminal to provide faster and easier redesign a cramped passenger holdroom & a TSAaccess to the airports two runways (6,453 feet security checkpoint; building can serve community asThe modern, brick-faade building alternate emergency command center during naturalpresents a stark contrast to the airportslong and 4,000 feet long) and taxiways.disastersJuly | August 2022AirportImprovement.com'