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National Museum of the U.S. Air Force fire alarm system to undergo improvements

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  • By Rob Bardua
  • National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Preliminary work has begun to replace the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's fire alarm system.

CAM Management and Services, based in Dayton, Ohio, was awarded the $1,598,704 contract by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in September. The company will install a complete system that includes new fire alarms, voice evacuation and mass notification abilities.

Work will be on-going throughout the museum complex through November 2015. During this time, visitors may have limited access to some areas of the museum. However, every effort will be made to maintain museum operations to the maximum extent possible.

"Although we realize this is a temporary inconvenience, the safety and security of our visitors, staff and volunteers is a priority for us," said Museum Director Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jack Hudson. "In addition to an upgraded system, these improvements will allow compatibility with the new fourth building."

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world's largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 17 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit

NOTE TO PUBLIC: For more information, please contact the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at (937) 255-3286.

NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information please contact Rob Bardua at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-1386. For information about the contract award, please contact Wright-Patterson AFB Public Affairs at (937) 522-3252.