COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE
“The upcoming 28,321-square-foot building at the west end of the Marathon airport will include Monroe County’s Emergency Management, Fire Rescue administration and a countywide 911 center. Its $38 million price tag is slated to be paid entirely by grants and state appropriations.
Built to withstand a direct hit from a Category 5 hurricane, the design of the building is based on a 500-year storm – although it’s technically just a one-story stilted building, the finished product will be 43 feet tall, with its lowest structural member resting at 17 feet above sea level. Once completed, the facility will be self-sustaining for 72 hours for up to 150 emergency response staff, including food, drinking water, electric power and wastewater storage.”
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