OCI Associates, Inc. provided complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering design services for a 101,000 square foot Public Safety Training complex on the Main Campus of Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. Located on 50-acres, the complex houses a sophisticated Emergency Operation Center which is the most comprehensive, technologically advanced public safety training facility in the nation.
The Defensive Tactics Training lab that uses a 300-degree use-of-force training simulator that incorporates virtual reality technology to create realistic and potentially hostile scenarios. The Tactile Training lab provides a unique, moveable wall system that allows for multiple structural configurations for SWAT teams search and rescue, hostage negotiations and maneuvers simulation training, and active countermeasures/distraction device techniques. A replicated fire station featuring classrooms, a seven-story Fire Training Tower, a Class-A five-story burn building and gas-fed Burn Field, allowing fire science students and professionals to learn the latest techniques in fire suppression and victim extrication. The facility also has a Forensic lab to conduct forensics, toxicology, and crime analyses for the 19th Judicial Circuit of Florida. A 12-lane indoor firearms range features moving targets and simulated environmental conditions.