Vision

Short Term

  • Emergency coordination center/classroom facility
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) and drivers skill pad
  • Drill tower building; 4-story with Class B burn props
  • Multi – Purpose Scenario Area
  • Continuation of government functions

Long Term

Fully-fledged training facility

  • High bay/indoor drill and training space
  • Covered gun range
  • Urban search & rescue prop
  • Class A burn building; 2-story
  • Shoot house/reconfigurable maze (simulations facility)
  • Virtual de-escalation training
  • Train car derailment and rescue prop
  • Off-road driving course
  • Wildland fire training
  • Vehicle extrication prop
  • Fire drafting pit – fire truck pump certification
  • Rescue – confined space & trench prop
  • ARFF – Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting prop
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) lab
  • Roof training prop – fire, SWAT/rappelling, smoke, etc.
  • Emergency supply cache

Funding CORE3
Invest in Oregon’s Future

CURRENT PROJECT COST: $50 MILLION

of which, $25 MILLION has already been secured

Contributions to Date

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Secured in Congressionally Directed spending for D&E
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$9.5M investment by Oregon legislature for capital $500K investment from Oregon State Fire Marshal
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Deschutes County BOCC dedicates 300 acres of land ($16.3M) for CORE3

Timeline & Milestones

Break ground spring 2026

Next Steps

  • Phased Design & Engineering
  • Capital Campaign – $25M
  • Legislative Tour
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Land Transfer (County >>> COIC)
  • ORS 190 Development

CORE3 Background

The Problem

Growing threats of large scale disaster and insufficient facilities to meet our emergency preparedness, response and recovery needs.

  • Central Oregon, Oregon, and the Pacific Northwest are facing growing threats from natural disasters and other “shocks” that severely impact our households, communities, and economy, including large-scale wildfire, flooding and landslides, future pandemics and public health crises, and the anticipated Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.
  • In the event of a major natural disaster such as a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, Redmond, OR will play a critical role in response and recovery operations at the state and national level.
  • The region lacks a dedicated, multi-disciplinary & multi-agency coordination center for emergency operations.
  • Central Oregon has insufficient facilities to meet existing, mandatory training needs of local, state, and federal public safety and emergency management personnel.
    • In a rapidly growing region, the need for trained public safety and emergency services professionals is increasing.
    • Attracts local agency engagement and investment.

The Solution

Central Oregon Ready, Responsive, Resilient Center (CORE3)

CORE3 is envisioned as a flexible multi-use space to house:

  • A dedicated, multi-agency coordination center for emergency operations that serves the region’s and the state’s critical emergency coordination needs in a major incident like large-scale wildfire evacuations or Cascadia.
  • A training facility to meet existing and future training needs of local, state, and federal public safety and emergency management personnel.
  • A facility to support Central Oregon Community College’s wildland and structural fire, public safety/criminal justice, and other related programs.
Priority Services and Facilities
Priority Services and Facilities
Priority Services and Facilities

Site & Land Use

  • The 300 acre site is located east of the Redmond Airport. Below is the current site concept:
CORE3 Site Plan Diagram