The Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex at Indian River State College (IRSC) is the most comprehensive, technologically advanced public safety training facility in the nation. The 50-acre, eight-building Complex has gained national and international attention for its proactive approach to disaster prevention, response, recovery and relief. The Complex enables IRSC to combine criminal justice, fire science, forensics, emergency management, humanitarian assistance, paralegal and human services education in one place for a coordinated response to all types of emergencies. This innovation in public service education provides students with access to quality instruction, integrating academics, technology and practical applications that lead to degrees and certifications in the public service sector
At a local level, the proximity of the Complex to public safety agencies helps Treasure Coast communities save money on continuing education and enables them to easily work together to fine tune inter agency response to hurricanes and other natural and man-made disasters. At a national level, specialized training and workshops attract thousands of public service professionals from around the nation. In partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, and other leading federal, state, and local agencies, IRSC held nuclear and radiation detection training at the Complex for the 2009 Super Bowl, and instructors for the advanced training served on the security team for the Presidential Inauguration in January 2009.