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Emergency Operations Center Tour and Open House Monday
Monday, April 08, 2013

Colorado Springs, Colo.--The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management will host an open house and media opportunity for its new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Monday at 9 a.m.

An emergency operations center, or EOC, is a central command and control facility from which emergency operations can be directed and coordinated. An EOC is responsible for the strategic overview, or "big picture" of the disaster, and does not normally directly control field assets, instead making operational decisions and leaving tactical decisions to lower commands. The common functions of all EOCs is to collect, gather and analyze data; make decisions that protect life and property, maintain continuity of the organization within the scope of applicable laws; and disseminate those decisions to all concerned agencies and individuals.

Open House Agenda

9 a.m.             Open House starts: EOC demonstration and construction progress

10 a.m.           Presentation and remarks by City Staff

  • Bret Waters, Director of Emergency Management
  • EOC History and Capabilities
  • Laura Neumann, Director of Staff
  • Financial Contributions/Acknowledgements
  • Colorado Springs Fire Chief Steve Brown
  • Colorado Springs Police Chief Pete Carey

10:20 a.m.                 Guests Tour Facility