In Case of Fire

by Ark Encounter on February 6, 2015

Fire cisterns are a reliable year-round water source for firefighters to supplement water that is available from fire hydrants. Providing a fire cistern in compliance with a local fire department’s design and storage volume requirements may reduce insurance premiums and create a valuable emergency water resource. This is especially true in the case of the Ark, which will be the largest wooden structure in North America, if not the world. Here are pictures of the Ark’s cistern for fire suppression in the center tower, along with a picture of erection forms for the east wall of the center tower getting ready for a concrete pour.

Tower wall

Fire water cistern Fire water cistern

Our cistern will hold 50,000 gallons of water! When the Creation Museum was first built, it had the benefit of a three-acre lake beside it until all of the necessary fire hydrants were installed. As you can see, building an Ark nowadays seems to involve more details than when Noah built his!