The Douglas M. Anderson Emergency Operations Center is developed with the purposes of effectively managing local emergencies and catastrophic events that occur in and around St. Lucie County. The 27,000 square foot center consists of three buildings that integrate the Sheriff’s department and County Fire District with 911 and emergency dispatch and will be used for radiological, animal control, 911 and marine safety operations. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art technology equipment, fiber optics, and 100-by-100 foot Helipad and enclosed generators for emergency power which allows the facility to be self-supporting. The building accommodates 300 people and can withstand winds up to 200 mph. The operation room seats 82 and can be expanded to seat 120. The facility has bunk rooms that can serve up to 46 people, dedicated sleeping quarters and showers for men and women. The building is equipped with a full kitchen, individual sleeping quarters for EOC staff and a multi-purpose room that can be used for training or additional sleeping quarters. Also, the EOC has a communication building with a 120-foot tall self-supporting communications tower.