This course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities and case studies that relate to EOC’s and multi-agency coordination systems at the local, state and federal levels of government.
Specific Course Topics
- EOC operations related to National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements
- Role that EOCs play in overall multiagency coordination
- Relationship between the EOC and the on-scene Incident Command System (ICS) structure
- Staffing, information, systems, and equipment needs at the EOC
- whether participants’ EOC organizations are conducive to effective coordination
- Potential alternate locations suitable for EOC operations should the primary EOC facility become damaged or inoperable
- Test, training, and exercise plans for critical EOC operations
- Strategies and schedules for reviewing EOC resource requirements and technology needs
Federal, state, local and tribal emergency managers; first responders, to include incident commanders from all emergency management disciplines; private industry personnel responsible for coordination activities during a disaster; and Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) personnel.
Duration: One-half day (4 hours)
- FEMA/EMI IS-775/G775