AFT Project at Alcoa’s Cheoah Dam

American Fire Technologies, under contract with Ryan Fire Protection,  is in the completion stages of  the fire protection  portion of  the Modernization Project at Alcoa’s Cheoah Dam. This upgrade, which was part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, included fire alarm and detection systems for the entire power house facility, in addition, to a Vortex Suppression system for the control rooms. This historic dam was constructed from 1916-1919 and interestingly was used in the 1993 movie, “The Fugitive” for the famous jump scene.  American Fire Technologies is proud to have been a part of  this project which will increase the life of  the Cheoah Dam for decades.