Fire, Police, Security, Communications
Public safety facilities planning and design involve police, fire, and communications centers, and the complex operational requirements necessary for each.
To enhance security, many facility areas are delineated by function. Within police operations, publicly-accessible divisions are separated from patrol and investigations, staff fitness training areas, locker rooms, and the ample space required for evidence processing and storage. Detainee areas, access, and sally port are securely away from staff and the public, and the entire facility is protected by advanced technologies and integrated electronic security systems.
Fire stations are often multi-use facilities, serving the community and as fire department training centers, or as immediate-response stations to address both facility and aircraft needs at an airport. Designed to house state-of-the-art firefighting equipment, these facilities offer sophisticated training features and programs in addition to living accommodations, kitchen and lounge areas.
Within the design of 911 emergency operating centers, advanced monitoring and communications technology ensures 24/7/365 emergency response, while enhanced security and construction protects these facilities from physical attack, tornados, fire, flood, and more.
Staffing projections and future programmatic needs are considered for all of these public safety buildings, allowing for future growth and expansion.
Facilities are designed to fit within a community’s existing public service and administrative campus or to aesthetically blend within residential neighborhoods. Securitecture will obtain the input of public agencies and the community to ensure development of comprehensive design solutions. See a comprehensive list of public safety projects here.