Escambia County’s Mobile Command Center Back From Condo Collapse

July 25, 2021

Escambia County’s mobile command center is back from the Surfside, Florida, condo collapse near Miami.

The command center, nicknamed “THOR” was requested by the state in late June to use as a command post during the search and recovery efforts.

The THOR command post trailer expands to offer 1,000 square feet of interior working space. It is equipped with a 44-kilowatt generator with 72 hours of fuel onboard, and has dual 5-ton air conditioning units.

It allows for wireless communications, including cellular, satellite, VOIP phones and radio equipment. It has a 52-foot mast with antennas an high resolutions cameras, a video distribution system for off-air television, satellite television and computer system. There is a four-position communication room and office space with printers, scanners, office supplies, mini-fridge, microwave and a coffee maker.

Pictured: Escambia County’s mobile command center “THOR” in use at the the Surfside condo collapse. Photos for, click to enlarge.


4 Responses to “Escambia County’s Mobile Command Center Back From Condo Collapse”

  1. Chris on July 25th, 2021 9:31 pm

    Why does our tiny area need a rig like that ?

  2. bob c on July 25th, 2021 2:20 pm

    Hard times for the workers and First Responders at the building collapse.
    They literally moved a mountain with their hands, arms, backs and SOULS.
    Thankful that Escambia County is once again offering Disaster Assistance & Response to those in such tragic need.
    Escambia County Strong…

  3. Suzie B on July 25th, 2021 11:22 am

    I hope this unit helped in the recovery. Unfortunately, 97 lives were lost. ALL of the emergency and recovery personnel did an amazing job in grueling conditions. This was a very unfortunate tragedy and many other buildings are being deemed unsafe and evacuated for precaution to prevent this type of major loss again. Thank you Escambia County for being a part of the assistance.

  4. JTV on July 25th, 2021 9:12 am

    Good folks doing a great job

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