Harford County Emergency Operations Center

Owner: Harford County, Maryland

General Contractor: J. Vinton Schafer & Sons

Electrical Contractor: Key Systems

Engineer: Gipe Associates

Project: Emergency stand-by backup power for the new Department of Emergency Services facility in Harford County, Maryland

Solution: (3) MTU OE 1,750 kW Series 4000 diesel gensets, custom sound-attenuated enclosures, ASCO Avtron radiator-mounted load banks, 400 gallon day tanks, ASCO 7000 Series paralleling switchgear and (7) ATS’s.

Completed: 2014

Emergency backup power for Harford County's new Emergency Operations Center

The new Department of Emergency Services facility will serve as home to the 911 Center, the Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Preparedness and Planning Branch, Training and Quality Assurance Branch, the Harford County Hazardous Materials Response Team, Technical Rescue Team, Community Outreach, the administrative offices of the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association and the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Foundation.

The Department of Emergency Services, previously known as the Division of Emergency Operations, works closely with the 12 independent volunteer fire and EMS departments throughout the county, as well as their representative organization, the Harford County Volunteer Fire and EMS Association. Additionally, the Department supports local, county and state law enforcement officials in providing service to the citizens of Harford County.

The new facility was built with space to allow for expansion of services and operations during the next 25 years.

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