Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

 

An emergency operations center (EOC) is a physical (e.g., a conference room) or virtual (e.g., conference call or virtual meeting) location designed to support emergency response, business continuity and crisis communications activities. Staff meets at the EOC to manage preparations for an impending event or manage the response to an ongoing incident. By gathering the decision makers together and supplying them with the most current information, better decisions can be made. 

The following tools are used by the EOC to support incident response: