Marion County Emergency Operations and 9-1-1 Communications Center

This expansion to the existing Sheriff’s complex consisted of a 16,905-square-foot emergency operations center and an adjacent 15,244-square-foot 9-1-1 communications center.

The Emergency Operations Center included a bull-pen surrounded by an elevated level and perimeter offices. Work stations were designed and labeled to meet the needs of each key entity required to address emergency situations.

The 9-1-1 Communications Center included a 1-foot-high access flooring system for all data, electrical, and other utilities to be provided within 10 feet of any point in the room. Operator stations included motorized desk, personal environment controls, and multi-monitor support.

Both buildings are hardened structures resistant to sustained winds up to 160 miles per hour, as well as being self-sustained for up to 72 hours. These projects were completed through a FEMA grant, as well as county funds.

Project Features

  • 16,905-square-foot emergency operations center
  • 15,244-square-foot 9-1-1 communications center
  • 1-foot-high access flooring system
  • Wind-Hardened structures resistant to sustained winds up to 160 miles per hour
  • Self-sustained building for up to 72 hours.