Office of Emergency Management


​Emergency Operations C​enter (EOC)

Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

What is the EOC?

  • Coordination epicenter during emergency events
  • Monitor & direct response activities
  • Manages resource allocation
  • Develops operational period strategies, establishes goals, priorities, & personnel requirements

Synchronizes information dissemination (internal & external)

EOC Activation Levels

Level 4: Normal Operations:

  • Update and Maintain EOC equipment and repair or replace as needed
  • Update and Maintain EOC supplies and restock as needed
  • Update and Maintain EOC resource data
  • Update and Maintain EOC staff call lists

Level 3: Increased Readiness:

  • Check status of EOC equipment and repair or replace as needed
  • Check status of EOC supplies and restock as needed
  • Check status of EOC resource data
  • Check status of EOC staff call lists
  • Alert OEM staff

Level 2: High Readiness:

  • Determine specific EOC staff assignments and alert OEM staff based on threat
  • Monitor emergency situation and determine possible impact areas
  • Update maps, charts, displays, and resource data
  • Develop briefings for EOC staff
  • Conduct partial activation of EOC
  • Conduct routine briefings for senior staff

Level 1: Max Readiness:

  • Assemble OEM staff and EOC representatives and fully activate the EOC
  • Monitor current situation and potential additional incidents
  • Determine possible hazard impact areas and potential hazard effects
  • Formulate and implement precautionary measures to protect the public
  • Conduct briefings for senior staff and EOC staff​