The Greene County PSC is the focal point of coordination for city and county response and recovery efforts during major disasters and emergencies through the use of its state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Center and, when activated, the Regional Multi-Agency Coordination Center.
Opened in August of 2012, the PSC is home to the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Center and the Training and Professional Development departments of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.
Construction: 56,000 square feet, two-story facility with basement, FEMA 361 compliant and selectively seismically isolated.
EOC Dimensions and Features: Approximately 22,000 square feet, including its main Operations room, Conference room, Policy room, Control and Information Center, Situation Room, GIS Office, Joint Information Center (JIC), NIMS Command and General Staff rooms, Cafeteria, Dormitory space, Laundry and Media Center. A focal point of the EOC floor is the video wall. Its features include dimensions of 16’x34’ rear screen projection with broadcast quality software integration. The operations room seats 70 liaison personnel in three branches at individual workstations during activations.
Technology: The entire building utilizes a digital backbone. To facilitate the operation of all functional displays throughout the facility, a matrix system allows for fast and efficient audio/visual use from anywhere in the facility. With limited staffing, wireless technology acts as a force multiplier allowing for remote control of audio/visual, lights and sound.
Survivability: 30+ft. setback in most areas, hardened perimeter wall, missile impact window screens, “super” glazing on all windows without screens. Blast resistant design in many areas, video surveillance system, uninterrupted power supply (UPS), back-up generator (with ability to add a second) with 5000 gal. on site fuel storage, reserve fire water system, backup water pump system, and redundant heating/ventilating system.
Training rooms within the PSC are available to government organizations and the public for the purpose of meetings, trainings and seminars. To request the use of a room within the Public Safety Center, please complete and submit the PSC Facilities Use Request Form.
The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program promotes enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.