City of Temple Emergency Operations Center

 Members of the MRB Group Architecture team (formerly Arch Edge) were selected to design a new fire station, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and training facility for the City of Temple.

 To address substantial population growth, the project was intended to provide another staffed fire station and a second EOC for the City.  

 The EOC is a stand-alone, fully operational emergency response center designed to withstand severe weather and accommodate up to 300 occupants, with additional sleeping quarters, showering facilities and a full kitchen.  The design also focused on preparedness, incorporating a backup generator, stand-alone internet technechology infrastructure for security, as well as system redundancy to reduce interruption or failures.

 To supplement the original project, the MRB Group team was selected by the City of Temple to serve as lead designer and project team of record for a new training field and associated buildings.  

 Utilizing fire-science and training experts from Texas, Washington State, and Virginia, the MRB Group team created a state-of-the-art facility consisting of a four story training tower, a two bay station with training space, storage and restroom facilities.