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.
At the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Relate EOC operations to National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements.
- Describe the role that EOCs play in overall multiagency coordination.
- Describe the relationship between the EOC and the on-scene Incident Command System (ICS) structure.
- Identify staffing, information, systems, and equipment needs at the EOC.
- Determine whether participants’ EOC organizations are conducive to effective coordination.
- Identify potential alternate locations suitable for EOC operations should the primary EOC facility become damaged or inoperable.
- Create a test, training, and exercise plan for critical EOC operations.
- Develop a strategy and schedule for reviewing EOC resource requirements and technology needs.
In addition to this online course, there is a classroom course, G775, EOC Management, and Operations, which offers two days of traditional training using an Instructor Guide, Power Points, Student Manual, exercises and activities, and student-instructor interactive participation.
The target audience will include 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.