First Responders Academy

First Responders Academy, Sunset Center

Purpose: To create a space to accommodate AC’s first-responder programs in Emergency Management Services, Law Enforcement Academy and Fire Technology in a building acquired at Sunset Center.

  • October 2020 - Several committee members visited first responder facilities in DFW area. Architect Dekker, Perich & Sabatini held several virtual meetings to ascertain scope of the project and began using committee’s ideas to develop floorplan configurations.
  • November 2020 – Architects create three schematic drawings featuring actual user spaces for committee to assess.
  • January 2021 – The team is currently waiting for the purchase agreement to be finalized – the College is acquiring the old JC Penny building on Plains Boulevard at Sunset Center – so asbestos abatement and some demolition can begin. Minor demolition is needed to obtain accurate measurements within the structure to provide an accurate schematic design of the facility.