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Public Safety Training Center

 

A STATE-OF-THE-ART FIRE, EMS & LAW ENFORCEMENT FACILITY BUILT TO ACCOMMODATE MODERN PUBLIC SAFETY TRENDS & NEEDS
 VA public safety center schematic drawing  
   


CITY IS SEEKING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT RISK SERVICES
The City is seeking proposals for Construction Management at Risk services to be provided to City include complicated scheduling and coordination for multiple bid packages. The attached schematic plans, schedule, and renderings define the Project scope and schedule. The preliminary budget for construction is $15 million with a Total Project cost of $23 million. The City anticipates that the plan will be modified during the design phases. The design team is currently in the design development phase. Design Development is expected to be complete in November 2021, with final Construction Documents complete in January-February 2022.  The bid package is anticipated to be ready for distribution in the spring of 2022.  The CM will assist with completion of the design development phase and the determination of which Project work will benefit from different scheduling and bid packaging opportunities.

CLICK HERE FOR THE CMAR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PACKAGE


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS –  SYSTEM INSPECTION / COMMISSIONING SERVICES 
The City of Virginia is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide system inspection / commissioning services for the Virginia Public Safety Facility project.  Firms wishing to receive consideration shall follow the procedures in this document. 
CLICK HERE FOR THE SYSTEM INSPECTION/COMMISSIONING SERVICES REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PACKAGE



 WHAT IS THE VIRGINIA REGIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY CENTER &TRAINING FACILITY?

The proposed Virginia Regional Public Safety Center and Training Facility is a proposed 60,000 square foot Regional Training Facility with 24/7 Fire-EMS Based Emergency Medical Services, Public Safety and Law Enforcement services.

The facility will be a new and Improved state-of-the-art, ADA Compliant home for the Virginia Fire & EMS Departments and Virginia Police Department.

This regional facility will be also include multiple, varied uses such as the following: 

  • Regional Training Facility would allow for specialized, cost-effective, quality training close-to-home for Fire, Police and Public Safety departments from all over Northern Minnesota
  • Emergency Disaster Operations & Emergency Command Center for area
  • Ability to provide Community Education Opportunities such as Home Safety, CPR & First Aid


WHY IS A NEW FACILITY NEEDED?

Our current facilities are outdated and sorely lacking in the equipment, technology and space needed to adequately serve our growing number of Police and Firefighter/Paramedic personnel.    

As our staff grew in response to community needs, our facilities have stayed the same.  Emergency Response and Public Safety apparatus cannot fit into the current facilities.  We are literally out of room in both Police and Fire facilities.  Room for expansion at proposed site would allow others to partner now or in the future

New facility will provide a quick and seamless response by both departments to a wide range of emergencies.  Immediate cost savings will be realized in a more efficient building due to less utilities and reduced maintenance costs
 
The facility will be a new and Improved state-of-the-art, ADA Compliant home for the Virginia Fire & EMS Departments and Virginia Police Department and a Regional Training Center with access for all.





WHERE IS THE FACILITY GOING TO BE LOCATED?

According to a 2016 Facility Needs and Station Location Study completed by Five Bugles Design, several sites were studied based on criteria such as:   Access to multiple main thoroughfares of the City;  Prominent, visible location and Response Time to primary service area.   The study recommended three sites for optimal design. 

HOW WILL THIS PROJECT BE FUNDED?

The City of Virginia has been allocated $9,000,000 in state funding to acquire land, demolish existing blighted structures, develop and remediate site, and assist with the construction of the Virginia Regional Public Safety Center &  Training Facility.  

The remaining funds will be secured through Federal, State, and local loans, grants and City levy funds.

 
CAN I HELP OR SUPPORT THIS FACILITY?

JOIN THE FRIENDS OF PUBLIC SAFETY

The purpose of this adult non-profit organization will be to promote awareness, and focus public attention on the needs , services, programs and facilities while supporting firefighter safety, fire prevention, and public education programs.

For More Information please visit http://www.virginiamn.us/fire_test/join_the_friends_of_the_vfd.php


Your support of the Virginia Regional Public Safety Center & Training Facility is greatly appreciated!

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