Command and Control Analysis of the South West Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre during Vancouver 2010
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)
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British Columbia hosted the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games V2010 between February 12 and 28, 2010. During this time, the Emergency Management British Columbia EMBC South West Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre SWE PREOC was activated in order to monitor and respond to incidents. Defence Research and Development Canada DRDC scientists observed SWE PREOC operations from a command and control C2 perspective during the Games in order to provide feedback for improved operations. This paper describes the SWE PREOCs role for V2010, the context for normal operations and the operating environment for the Olympics activation, and the methodology for C2 analysis. Two aspects of the activation made it unique 1 the SWE PREOC activated for a planned event versus in response to emergency incidents, and 2 the SWE PREOC had to work with new and significant organizations for the Games, such as the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games VANOC and the Integrated Security Unit ISU. The issues observed during operations and suggested recommendations for operations that may encounter similar types of issues are discussed, along with the impact of the deviations from normal SWE PREOC operations.
- Civil Defense
- Command, Control and Communications Systems