Emergency Operations Center

Emergency Operations Center

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is staffed by subject matter experts from across campus who have been pre-identified and trained to work in one of five functions: Management, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance & Administration.

An EOC is activated to support the on-scene response during an escalating incident by relieving the burden of external coordination and securing additional resources. It is a physical location staffed with personnel trained for and authorized to represent their agency/discipline. It is also equipped with mechanisms for communicating with the incident site and obtaining resources and potential resources. The EOC is managed through protocols and applicable at different levels of government.

Finance & Administration

Logistics

Operations

Planning

The Finance and Administration Section is established when there is a specific need for financial and/or administrative services to support incident management activities. Large or evolving scenarios involve significant funding originating from multiple sources. 
The Logistics Section provides for all the support needs for the incident, such as ordering resources and providing facilities, transportation, supplies, equipment maintenance and fuel, food service, communications, and medical services for incident personnel.
The Operations Section is responsible for managing operations directed toward reducing the immediate hazard at the incident site, saving lives and property, establishing situation control, and restoring normal conditions.
The Planning Section is responsible for collecting, evaluating, and disseminating operational information pertaining to the incident. This Section maintains information and intelligence on the current and forecasted situation, as well as the status of resources assigned to the incident.

An EOC is activated...

when disruptions to University of Kentucky's campus such as natural disasters, large-scale utility outages, or any disruption negatively impacting normal campus operations. It can also be activated for planned events that require extraordinary resources, coordination and planning.

An EOC is...

a physical location staffed with personnel trained for and authorized to represent their agency/discipline. It is also equipped with mechanisms for communicating with the incident site and obtaining resources and potential resources. The EOC is managed through protocols and applicable at different levels of government.

An EOC consists of:

campus stakeholders who come together to coordinate information and manage resources when an emergency occurs.

An EOC is used...

to get our campus life back to normal as quickly as possible.

An EOC may...

facilitate Multiagency Coordination Center (MACC) functions and may be needed to support Area Command, Incident Command, or Unified Command when resource needs exceed local capabilities. 

An EOC does not...

command the on-scene level of the incident.