Dorset's Hydra Suite was officially handed over on 11th March 2011. The suite utilises the ground floor of a building separate to the Training Centre, which is located in a military base just outside of the Bournemouth & Poole conurbation. The building was specifically altered to provide a Command Simulation Suite. The Hydra suite includes 4 syndicate rooms, plenary and control room, along with a Command Support Unit 'mock-up' area and a separate Monitoring Room.
Beside DFRS, the Suite has been used by the College of Policing for Olympics planning in 2012, the Army for officer training exercise and the Local Resilience Forum.