Valley Emergency Communications Center

The Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC) is a consolidated 911/Dispatch and Backup Emergency Operations Center that includes 19 law enforcement and fire agencies serving much of the Salt Lake Valley.

JRCA Architects lead the multi-discipline design and engineering team in the creation of this award winning facility. Assisted by AECOM and CTA Communications, the design team built a consensus among the various user groups to create a working environment supportive of this high stress profession.

To provide continuous operation after an earthquake, this hardened and ‘critical’ facility is constructed on a seismic base isolation system and includes redundant power, fuel supplies, HVAC systems, and communication links.

Size – 31,000 S.F.; Completed – 2001; Location – West Valley City, Utah

Published by the American Institute of Architects in the annual Justice Facilities Review 2003 -2004

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Primary featured include:

  • 60 Fire & Police Dispatch Consoles
  • Backup Emergency Operation Ctr.
  • Training Facilities / Admin Offices
  • Utah Comm. Agency Network (UCAN)
  • ‘Prime Site’ for the State’s 800 Mhz Radio System