County of San Bernardino
As the largest land-mass county in the United States, with three significant seismological faults and sub-divided by a mountain range, it is critical to have a Public Safety Operations Center (PSOC) facility that offers its residents and essential services staff continued, uninterrupted communications and operability during a disaster. This facility will act as the redundant Public Safety facility in the event that services in the lower part of the County are disabled or are unable to meet the needs of the upper part of the County.
Griffin Structures, Inc. is providing program and construction management services for the new facility to be housed in the High Desert Government Center that is located within the city of Hesperia’s Civic Center. The PSOC’s major component will be a new microwave system featuring a 175-foot tower offering redundancy elements to the system. When completed, the facility will provide multiple communication paths in and around the greater Victor Valley, including the city of Hesperia. Two types of devices, land mobile radio type antennas and microwave dishes, will be attached to the tower.
Other features include a Sheriff and County Fire Department dispatch system, a state-of-the-art voice and data infrastructure, non-critical functions of training and administrative areas, a kitchen, and restroom and locker areas with showers. All of these elements will have duplicate emergency generators that back-up power to the building as well as the systems within the facility. Built to essential-facility standards, this complex will reinforce the County's capacity to keep all public safety functions intact during a catastrophic event.