Emergency Operations Center

Cuyahoga County | Designed Not Built
Osborn Engineering provided structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, technology, and architectural support for the new 44,000 SF County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

The state-of-the-art facility houses extensive communications and information display capabilities; a multi-position communications center for the Cuyahoga Emergency Communications System (CECOMS) which serves as a regional dispatch center; a Joint Information Center; offices for the County Office of Emergency Management; a training room; and a storage and maintenance facility for county special teams.

The Dispatch Center includes integration of the workstations with the 911 Call System as provided by Emergency Call Works and the radio system as provided by Motorola. In addition to the data voice network, A/V systems that were designed included a switched fiber optic video network between the EOC floor, Executive Policy Room and the JIC. Other various A/V systems were also designed throughout the building, including a CATV system and A/V systems for other conference/meeting spaces. The design also includes the access control, intrusion detection and video surveillance systems in the facility.

This allows the county to better provide assistance for law enforcement officials, handle weather disasters, terror threats, water rescues and other emergencies.