The Kenai Peninsula Borough Emergency Response Center, spanning 9,169 SF, seamlessly integrates the management offices of the Central Emergency Services, the Office of Emergency Management, and the vital 24/7-operating 911 Dispatch Center. Strategically nestled between a residential area and key security outposts – the Fire and Police Stations – the facility emphasizes security and accessibility with distinct public and employee entries. Its crown jewel, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), stands as the borough’s nerve center during major disasters, equipped with cutting-edge tech and robust construction.
Additionally, it serves as a training hub and a communication linchpin, facilitating operations for various local law enforcement agencies, the Fire Department, and EMTs.
Echoing local architectural aesthetics, the exterior boasts locally crafted textured concrete masonry, complemented by secure interior partitions. Advanced mechanical systems ensure consistent operational comfort, while a dual-fuel generator guarantees uninterrupted power. The project engaged stakeholders from the outset, ensuring that the resultant design, after necessary value engineering, harmonized aspirations with the available budget.