The Harford County Emergency Operation Center is a new 114,794 SF facility which replaces the current Operation Center, housed on the same site. The Harford County Emergency Operations Center consisted of a master plan, design, and construction of numerous facilities specifically designed to satisfy the emergency management challenges faced by Harford County, Maryland. The first phase of the project resulted in the construction of a three story 65,000 SF state of the art 911 call center and emergency operations center. The building houses advanced communications technology, ready rooms, training areas, media management space, and housing facilities for 911 operators. In the event of terrorist attacks, hazardous weather conditions, and other similar events that jeopardize the risk of public safety the building acts as the central nervous system for dispatch, communications, and public awareness. The building is storm hardened, has an integral uninterruptable power supply, and two 1.5 megawatt generators capable of providing the highest degree of redundancy.
Phase II will be a merger of multiple departments into one building. The departments include Hazmat, Radio Repair, TRT, and EMS. There will be an emergency responding apparatus bay for Hazmat, EMS, and TRT and their associated gear storage, bunk rooms, and personnel living areas. The facility will house the Radio Repair Bays as well and the associated offices and monitoring stations. A large training room will also be provided for the multiple uses of the Harford County Emergency Operation Center.