Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - G-775 EOC Management and Operations

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This course explores the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and their relationships as components of a multiagency coordination system. The course contains disasterrelated examples, activities, and case studies that relate to EOCs and multiagency coordination systems at the local, State, and Federal levels of government.

At the end of the course, participants 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.

Selection Criteria: This course is open to all 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.

Prerequisites:

Recommended: IS 701.a, Multi-Agency Coordination System (MACS) Course.

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