First responder training is the primary mission of the Guardian Centers, but the facility is used for a few other purposes as well.
Collapsed buildings, flooded neighborhoods, and car crashes are just a few of the first responder training missions offered at the Guardian Centers.
And who takes part in these missions?
"Everybody from police agencies, law enforcement agencies and military teams," says Scott Brantley, the Director of Technical Rescue who brought his 25 years of public safety experience to the Guardian Centers in October of 2012.
Brantley says other training facilities have similar venues, but he says, "Ours are much larger and we kind of incorporate all of those venues onto one site."
He showed one of the scenarios, involving subway cars brought in from Washington DC.