The Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
The threat of a manmade or natural disaster may develop at any time. In cases where the onset of such events is preceded by a warning, it is the responsibility of local agencies to implement precautionary measures to mitigate the anticipated effects of the disaster.
In many cases, however, such events are not preceded by any type of warning. The ability to react immediately must therefore be present at all levels of government.
The Emergency Operations Center may be activated for specific events. The activation level is determined by the event's impact on the community.