To Protect and Serve...Drive to Survive!

To Protect and Serve...Drive to Survive!
Train as if your life depended on it! It does!

Friday, May 21, 2010

EVOC Challenge Photos

Photos are now posted from this event.  They may be viewed by placing your mouse over the title "EVOC Challenge Photos" above and clicking.  This will take you to our Facebook photo page.  We are still waiting for the VBOX in-car camera videos which we hope to obtain in the next few weeks.  As you can see by the photos, LAPD has a state of the art driver training facility.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

PSTI Workgroup Update

It's been a busy month!  The workgroup is currently focused on fine tuning the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the San Diego Community College District, the County and City of San Diego.  Each entity is identifying their expectations, roles and responsibilities in order to make the NTC EVOC/Fire-Rescue Training Facility the best possible training project.  One MOU meeting occurred today with a follow-up meeting scheduled for later next week.

Collectively, we realize this project has a multitude of side tasks to be accomplished.  As the group discusses and addresses our MOU issues, we find ourselves focusing more on establishing an overall timeline for the project.  As with any project, timing is everything and establishing workable milestones is a must. 

We are currently working through several side issues, including the undergrounding of a U.S. Navy steam line, the shared use and development of McCain Road with the San Diego Airport Authority and AT&T's need for an easement through the EVOC site.  Although these are not show-stoppers, they do present significant challenges along the way, both financially and operationally.  Our project is quite unique in that it involves three major entities, resides on City land, is leased by the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute (PSTI), is being built and funded by the College District and will be operated and maintained by the PSTI. 

Everyone is eager to know our timeline for groundbreaking, demolition and construction.  The College District is working this out now and we hope to publish a timeline in the near future.  As soon as it is solidified, we will share it here.

As a side note, we have added an area entitled PSTI Workgroup Documents along the lower right sidebar of this site.  Here, you will find links to minutes from previous workgroup meetings as well as other documents pertinent to the planning and development of the NTC EVOC/Fire-Rescue Training Facility.  They provide an in-depth look at what we are trying to accomplish.   

We're on Facebook

For those of you who may not be aware of it yet, San Diego EVOC has joined Facebook, a social networking website, to help us share information on EVOC-related events here in San Diego County.  Facebook allows us to interact more with our potential customers and instructors as well as offer a schedule of upcoming events.  Many of you are already Facebook fans and for those that are not, it's free to use (see: for details).  Check out the lower right side column of this blog site to see our connection to Facebook.

We hope you enjoy the added flexibility of this site!