Emergency Operations Centers

An Emergency Operations Center (EOC) serves as a secure location for decision making and communication in the event of an emergency. Most often used by government entities (local, state, or national) or corporations, the EOC is a critical facility supporting disaster response. The purpose of this white paper is to identify and evaluate best practices for EOC design.

An EOC’s primary function is to provide a dedicated, secure space to create a command center for planning and communication during an emergency such as a natural disaster, terrorist attack, public health crisis, or civil unrest. Facilities must be accessible, durable, secure, and resilient; typical program spaces include areas for meeting and communication with enhanced information technology infrastructure.

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