Emergency Response Personnel And Eoc Staff

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The EOC is highly secure and set up to accommodate an adequate amount of emergency response personnel and EOC staff (room capacity is 60 people) (Lavelle, 2016). These dedicated operations rooms can also serve as multi-use space and can be consolidated or expanded depending on operational needs (Lavelle, 2016). Recently, the EOC received several upgrades to its monitoring systems and in technical equipment, including a more expansive phoning system, new televisions and computers (Lavelle, 2016). The EOC also has smaller conference rooms, which are physically separate from the primary operations room and is set up to not interfere with ongoing operations (Lavelle, 2016).
EOC planning, training, and varying activities are primarily coordinated with King County (Seattle, Renton, Auburn, Kent, Federal Way, Bellevue, Issaquah, and other unincorporated areas), which has a population that exceeds 2 million (Lavelle, 2016). Lower priority planning is routinely done in conjunction with the Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management (DEM), which represents unincorporated areas and tribes within Snohomish County, and the city of Bothell, which borders Snohomish County and King County (Lavelle, 2016).
Planning activities at this specific EOC revolves around staff training, drills, coordinating activities, communicating with other agencies, and engaging the public to increase community preparedness (Lavelle, 2016). Budget and related constraints are primarily established…
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