public safety

No one understands the needs of first responders and emergency service personnel better than a dedicated team with over 100 years combined experience serving their industry.

H2M’s architects and engineers apply their experience and expertise to envision how a facility can best serve its community and ultimately its end-users 24/7/365.   Whether it’s renovation, addition or new construction, each design considers the responders’ operations, living environment, health safety training and work flow there by enabling smoother operations and faster response time. 

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Patrick O. Stone, RA, LEED AP

Assistant Vice President
Market Director, Public Safety

Patrick has over 14 years of experience in the design of Emergency Service & Public Safety facilities.  He actively manages a wide variety of clients and projects and is responsible for the continued growth of the Market, overseeing H2M’s specialized team of experts that execute award-winning work.

Patrick not only dedicates his life to architecture and family, but firefighting as well.  He has served as a volunteer for over 16 years in two Long Island fire departments.  He utilizes his “on the job” experience to enhance the facilities he designs as well as integrate the best ideas and latest trends, as a design professional and fireman.

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Dennis A. Ross, AIA

Senior Advisor, Public Safety Market

Dennis has over 40 years of experience, including a long tenure in real estate development and construction, allowing him to assess projects from multiple points of view. 

Winning multiple awards for projects, authoring book chapters,  several published articles, and being recognized for many different accolades, Dennis provides the leadership to continue proudly serving an array of clients in the Public Safety Market.  Dennis leads the team to properly evaluate, budget, design and execute projects that incorporate the latest trends in responder health, safety, training and adapt to an ever changing mission.

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  • New Buildings
  • Fire/Police/EMS/PSAP/EOC/Municipal and Combined Facilities
  • Repairs/Renovations/Additions/
    Alterations/Historical Restoration
  • Building Assessments and Feasibility Studies
  • Land Acquisition Studies and Assistance
  • Capital Planning and Budgeting
  • Storm Hardening and Resiliency
  • Memorials/Museums/Display
  • Training Towers/Facilities
  • Dispatch/Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP)
  • Emergency Operations Centers (EOC)
  • Offices of Emergency Management (OEM)
  • Code Compliance/ADA
  • GIS Mapping
  • Pre-Bond Services
  • Public Support Campaigns


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