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Indian River State College Opens Public Safety Complex

The grand opening of the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at Indian River State College (IRSC) on September 11 opened the nationís most comprehensive, technologically advanced public safety resource to hundreds of Treasure Coast residents. The 50-acre, eight-building complex has gained national and international attention for its proactive approach to disaster prevention and relief.

The facility enables IRSC to combine criminal justice, fire science, forensics, emergency response and humanitarian aid education in one place for coordinated response to all types of emergencies. The grand opening featured high-tech demonstrations in the Regional Crime Lab, virtual reality training, swat teams, fire rescue and scenarios preparing officers to make quick decisions in real-life situations.

The proximity of the complex at the IRSC Main Campus in Fort Pierce enables local agencies to save money on continuing education and to easily work together to fine tune interagency response to hurricanes and other disasters.

For more information about the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at Indian River State College, visit http://www.irsc.edu/portal/layout_web1.aspx?AdminEdit=False&PortalPageID=649.