PEMA breaks ground on new headquarters in Rhode Island26 October 2012
The Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) has broken ground on an annexure to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Providence, Rhode Island, US.
The new annexure will be a 9,236 square feet facility that will be used as a regional training facility.
The project also involves development of a new garage at PEMA's headquarters on Charles Street.
The new extension will house a dormitory, a kitchen, showers, and laundry facilities among others.
The estimated value of the project is $2.1 million, which is being funded by means of grant from the US Department of Homeland Security.
The funding for the scheme also includes federal funds worth $980,000. The construction on the scheme is scheduled for completion by July 2013.
The Providence EOC facility will be used in an event of a disaster in their communities and has been designed in a way that it can foster fluidity in operation in an event of an emergency.