South Dakota Mines students worked with tribal and federal officials to help research and design a new structural fire station, reports Black Hills Pioneer.
This will be the first time the Oglala Sioux Tribe has a fire station dedicated to protecting structures located on their reservation. The senior design team was requested by officials after they reached out as part of a memorandum of understanding between the university and the Tribe that helps connect experts at Mines with tribal needs. To prepare for the project, students toured local fire stations and spoke with fire officials about a station’s needs.
Funding was provided by a USDA Rural Development grant.