First Responders

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA, the U.S. government agency tasked with disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery planning, is upgrading its facilities throughout the country. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security decreed that the Atlanta regional operations center would be fully functional before the start of hurricane season, June 1, 2006. Infra-Structures provided architectural design and planning services and manufactured custom command center workstation consoles and furniture and integrated the electronic display systems that facilitate collaboration with all emergency relief efforts.


Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Exercise: Cyber Storm

The Department of Homeland Security and 115 agencies of the U.S. government with various commercial enterprises in the intelligence, security and defense industries participated in a congressionally-mandated, four-day exercise to simulate a national technology failure. Infra-Structures was called upon for a turnkey solution to design and to provide a rapidly deployable, fully-functional decision support center to include integrated electronic equipment (i.e. video wall displays, multi-screen image processors), 50+ individual workstations and a master control center for data display and dissemination to other nationwide participants from an empty conference room of the headquarters of the U.S. Secret Service.


Medical Coordination Center
Saint Barnabas Health Care System

The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services selected Saint Barnabas Hospital as the location for its prototype Medical Coordination Center (MCC), a command and control facility utilized by emergency personnel during an epidemic or disaster occurring in the northeastern U.S. With a very aggressive schedule, Infra-Structures designed and constructed the MCC to include a complete interior renovation with mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, custom furnishings, and integrated electronic display systems that facilitate collaboration with regional emergency personnel, and light construction including acoustic ceilings and raised floors.