Client: Montgomery County, Missouri
Services: Architecture, Bidding, Civil Engineering, Design, Engineering, Structural Engineering, Surveying
PSBA was retained by the Montgomery County Commission to design the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center & 9-1-1 Dispatch facility. It is a 5,400 square foot building with a portion being built to ICC-500, 2014, ICC/NSSA Standards for the design and construction of Storm Shelters. The Emergency Operations Center provides a central hub for emergency management in a storm proof facility to manage disasters both natural and man-made. Being close to major freeways as well as in the impact zone of the Callaway Nuclear Facility communication with those and all public service agencies is facilitated through the offering of multi-station communication work areas, video and audio media presentation within a secure facility. Routing of communication cabling is housed on a raised floor system. The entire storm proof facility is supported by an emergency generator and the environment is controlled by an efficient ground source heat pump system.
The 9-1-1 Dispatch Center houses four stations / consoles for operators to receive and dispatch first responder public services such as fire, police and ambulance in a multimedia room with audio & video monitors with four different public service communication programs. PSBA, Inc. designed the infrastructure to support the 9-1-1 Communication Equipment. That infrastructure included Cisco next-gen firewall routers, computer CAT 6 network cable, grounding systems, and a VOIP phone system, and computer racks with patch panels of managed switches with the intent of providing user configurable communication systems in the future. The building also has an extensive grounding system due to the sensitive electrical nature of the building, as well as grounding for a communications tower.