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Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Operations and Planning for All Hazards Events

The EOC course offers participants insight into, and practical experience with, emergency management and decision-making skills necessary to effectively manage an EOC and the overall response to a large-scale Type 3 or 2 and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident or all-hazard event utilizing the MACS. The EOC course is 24 hours in length, with decision-based exercises comprising 8 of the 24 hours. This course will develop and reinforce emergency management, situational awareness, information management, resource management, and decision-making skills for course participants. The course adapts existing emergency management [National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS)] procedures to the unique requirements of EOC operations. The course offers the opportunity for participants to practice emergency management and to gain practical experience in individual and group processes necessary to manage an EOC. Participants will gain a better understanding of the management requirements and skills necessary to effectively coordinate and support the response.

Course Length: 24 hours

Course Manager:

Course Timeline: Three days (24 hours)

Registration Information: Point of Contact: Scott Brown, TEEX Email:

Prerequisite: Participants must be actively employed, or tasked to work in an EOC. It is also expected participants will have at least an intermediate level of understanding of ICS and some experience in incident management. Recommended: IS-701 National Incident Management System Multi-Agency Coordination System IS-775 Role of the Emergency Operations Center in Community Preparedness, Response & Recovery.

Target Audience/Discipline: Emergency responders, supervisors, and managers from the following disciplines/services: Fire service, Emergency medical services, Hazardous materials, Law enforcement, Public health, Public works, Emergency management, Government administrative, Non-governmental Organizations, Private Sector and military.

Scheduled Classes: There are no scheduled dates for this course.

Please note: Applications for courses will be accepted up to 1 day prior to the course date. However, the cutoff date for lodging is 7 days prior to class.

If you want to learn more about the Training Program or are interested in attending a specific course, please contact your IEMA Regional Coordinator or Lori McTaggart. Registration should be made in advance to attend any IEMA sponsored class. Walk-in registrations are only accepted if room space and course materials are available. To register for IEMA classes, please see the IEMA Online Registration and Tracking Program Page.




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