The Salem Armed Forces Reserve Center and Emergency Coordination Facility is a unique project, based upon careful integration of State and Federal programs. The proposed facility houses the Oregon Army and Air National Guard along with the Oregon State Police in a 118,000 square foot structure.
This $20 million dollar project includes a 22,500 square foot Emergency Coordination Facility. This facility is outfitted with state-of-the-art emergency communications equipment, state police dispatching facilities, and the State of Oregon Emergency Coordination Center. Other components include a medical clinic, auditorium, assembly hall, meeting room, classrooms and OANG State Headquarters. This facility also has a 2,050 square foot drive through maintenance work bay and an indoor rifle range. The State of Oregon developed the emergency coordination facility which can be used by the National Guard to create a closer partnership between National Guard ‘Military Support To Civilian Authorities’ program and Oregon State Police. The Oregon Military Department now administers OEM. Backup generators can power the entire facility at full power
Under a separate contract, additional force protection measures were designed to provide an even higher level of security for this facility. Upgraded elements include vehicle barriers, security walls, decorative security fence and gates, access control, CCTV, ballistic film on windows and a secure vehicle entry at the west end of the site.