Manteo, North Carolina
Dare County consolidated their emergency 911 communications center into one location. Through collaboration with Schrader Group, we were able to develop an emergency response center, that uses state-of-the-art radio and telephone communication systems that can handle an average of 153,000 calls a year. In addition to the dispatch control center and support room, the program provides space for administrative offices for the Dare County EMS, Emergency Management, and the Fire Marshal. A full kitchen and bedrooms were included for the first responders and storm damage assessors to eat and sleep for days through the worst of a hurricane. The building materials used in the project can withstand both natural and man-made disasters including winds up to 150 mph.