Camp Hartell’s state-of-the-art Readiness Center shortens emergency response times

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central location to expedite response times.

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Ready Bays to maintain emergency vehicles.

Challenge
For first responders, every second counts. The Civil Support Team at Camp Hartell, which supports civilian authorities dealing with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosive threats, needed a centralized base of operations that would allow for quick responses to emergency calls.

Solution
The new Readiness Center houses the entire team and its resources, including offices, communications equipment, supplies and eight Ready Bays that ensure emergency vehicles can depart at a moment’s notice. Arcadis oversaw all site improvement, utilities and construction projects.

Impact
The Ready Bays for the emergency vehicle fleet were designed according to specialty power requirements so that vehicles are fully powered for the next call. When disaster strikes, the team can depart without hesitating to refuel or resupply.

The Connecticut National Guard’s 14th Civil Support Team at Camp Hartell aids civilian authorities dealing with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high explosive threats. The team’s success hinges on readiness. To maximize its effectiveness, the team partnered with Arcadis to develop a state-of-the-art Readiness Center that enabled quick responses to any situation.

“Moving into a brand new, state-of-the-art building that’s specifically designed for our team, functions, needs, and requirements…that’s exactly how this building was formed. We were involved throughout all the design phases of this building and we were consulted throughout the entire process,” Maj. Matthew Silver, Commander of the 14th Civil Support Team, said.

Arcadis provided Owner’s Representative services for the site improvements, utilities and new construction of the 23,000 square foot facility. The team’s offices, supplies, and emergency vehicles (as well as associated machinery and equipment) now sit together in one place.

The Ready Bays for the emergency vehicle fleet were designed according to specialty power requirements so that vehicles are fully powered for the next call. When disaster strikes, the team can depart without hesitating to refuel or resupply.

“Everything moving into this building makes our productivity and our efficiency skyrocket,” Silver said. “It enhances our readiness. At the end of the day, our ability to quickly and efficiently get out of the door and respond to an incident is most important, and that is what this building is going to allow us to do.”


Outcomes

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central location to expedite response times.

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Ready Bays to maintain emergency vehicles.

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emergency vehicle run-time using Ready Bays.

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