Manual for Developing EOC Standard Operating Procedures
CENTER FOR PLANNING AND RESEARCH INC PALO ALTO CA
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This Emergency Operating Center EOC Procedure Manual is designed to provide guidelines on establishing, readying, and operating EOCs, and to serve as a model for locally developed procedure manuals or SOPs. The manual is also intended to be used as a training device for EOC staffs. EOCs and EOC staffs must be prepared to function in a wide range of operating situations. This manual reflects that requirement for EOC flexibility and adaptability, particularly in community shelter CSP and crisis relocation CRP operating modes. Some of the more common events that could require the central information-gathering and decision-making of an EOC are listed. The list does not cover all of the contingencies that might require a central control point. In addition, many of the disasters listed can be compounded by ensuing threats. Earthquakes, for instance, can cause landslides or dam failures. Blackouts can lead to civil disturbances. A train derailment can result in a hazardous materials incident. A resource boycott of the United States can escalate to conventional war and then to nuclear war. The emergency situation will determine, to a large extent, the direction and control function that the EOC will perform, and the human and material resources required to perform it. This manual reflects the differing requirements of the various disaster agents and emergency situations.
- Information Science
- Civil Defense