The future home of South Sound 911’s public safety communications center will include two buildings and parking for employees and visitors. One building, approximately 55,000 SF in size, will house 911 and dispatch operations, as well as a municipal emergency operations center (EOC). It will be constructed to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), National Emergency Number Association (NENA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) standards for public safety communications centers.
The second building, approximately 25,000 SF in size, will house South Sound 911’s administrative offices and a public counter offering services such as fingerprinting and the processing of concealed pistol license applications. The administrative building will be constructed to meet general office building standards; this keeps costs lower than a single, larger building constructed to meet the stringent standards for the communications center.
The site will also include equipment for radio communications, and fuel and water tanks for emergency operations.