Location: South Coatesville Borough, Chester County
Brickhouse Environmental completed the wetland delineation of the 95-acre wooded property for the Chester County Economic Development Council. Chester County developed the award-winning Public Safety Training Center property for use in training first responders in realistic surroundings.
An initial site evaluation, including a desktop map review and site reconnaissance, was conducted to assess the general feasibility of the project, followed up by a full-site wetland and watercourse investigation. The wetland delineation was complicated by the past agricultural and industrial uses of the parcel resulting in a complex of natural wetlands and manmade topographic features. Brickhouse collected the requisite wetland data, field-flagged the boundary, and provided a detailed boundary sketch to the land development engineer for boundary survey.
The Training Center provides classroom areas and a hands-on Tactical Village, opened in May 2015, for Fire, EMS, and Police professionals.