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EOC Management and Operations (G-775) Unit 7 Activating and Deactivating the EOC
Unit Objectives Determine when, how, and by whom the EOC is activated Define “time-phased” activation and determine when appropriate Analyze incident needs Determine when and how to deactivate the EOC
Activating the EOC NIMS General Criteria SEMS Criteria Decision varies by jurisdiction Document the process Who decides to activate the EOC?
NIMS EOC Activation Criteria When a Unified Command or Area Command is established When more than one jurisdiction becomes involved in the response When the Incident Commander indicates that the incident could expand rapidly If similar incidents have required EOC activation When the CEO directs EOC activation When threshold events described in the EOP occur
SEMS EOC Activation Criteria GENERAL Criteria for Local EOCs: Resources required beyond local capabilities Emergency is of a long duration Major policy decisions are needed Local or state emergency proclaimed Activation of the EOC is advantageous
SEMS EOC Activation Criteria- continued OA EOC Criteria: 7 guidelines per G-611 (e.g. Two or more cities activate their EOCs) REOC Criteria: 3 requirements per CCR Title 19 Regulations (When any OA EOC within region activates) SOC Criteria: 3 requirements per CCR Title19 Regulations (Governor proclaims state of emergency)
Who Decides to Activate the EOC? The decision making process varies, but should be documented in policy, plans & SOPs. All personnel must understand: Who makes the call (with backups) Circumstances for activation Levels of activation Who calls EOC staff (and how) “Auto Activation” Policy Who is the “ESD” is by ordinance
NIMS & SEMS Activation Levels Time-phased levels of activations NIMS & SEMS levels of activation Basis for levels of activation Check- IN steps
Time-Phased Activation Time-Phased or Activation Levels may be appropriate when: An incident occurs that is expected to build over time There is a warning period before the emergency In preparation for planned events
NIMS Activation Levels Note the 3 time-phase/levels Is this used in California? Level 3 (Monitor) Key personnel only Level 2 (Partial) Key personnel and personnel from responding agencies Level 1 (Full) All personnel
SEMS Activation Procedures Level 1 (Minimal): EOC Director & P/I Coordinator Level 2 (PARTIAL): EOC Director, Section Coordinators, Branches, & Units as needed Level 3(FULL): All EOC Positions Note the 3 time-phase/levels Is this used in California?
ICS Plain English Activation Levels MONITOR PARTIALMINIMAL FULL
Basis for Activation Levels (Per NIMS) Is all this in your Jurisdictions EOP or EOC SOP/G? Activation levels should be based on the jurisdiction’s hazard analysis. The decision about the level of EOC activation should be based on: Established “triggers” General Guidance & Communication with the Incident Command
Check-IN Steps Formally check-in at the EOC with Personnel Unit in Logistics Check-in with your SEMS Supervisor Operations Coordinator Get a Briefing from your supervisor Review the Action Plan for the Op Period Review your Position Checklist Role, responsibilities & tasks Log in and Do Your Job Is all this in your EOC SOP or Position Checklist? IN
Activity: Analyzing Activation Procedures Work in your groups Review the EOC activation procedures Complete the EOC Activation Checklist Select a spokesperson
Increasing & Decreasing EOC Staff Increasing & decreasing EOC staff should be primarily dependent upon: EOC objectives for the Operational Period Determined by the EOC Action Plan Assisted by the Demobilization Unit + EXPAND + - Contract -
Deactivating the EOC (per NIMS) Communication with the Incident Commander or Unified Command is the best way to determine when to deactivate the EOC The EOC Director makes the decision
Check-OUT Steps Get a “formal demob order” by your supervisor If another person is relieving you, provide a relief “Briefing” before you leave Clean-up work area, “log out” and transfer any remaining open items to the appropriate person Complete all required “forms, reports, time sheets, claims, log, etc.” & submit to the proper person “Formally Check-out” with “Personnel Unit,” return all non-expendable items & get a debrief Be prepared to provide input to the AAR Is all this in your EOC SOP or Position Checklist? “BOOT”
Transitioning to Recovery How does the EOC transition from response to recovery? When does recovery really start? What are the factors/indicators to FORMALLY transition into full recovery mode? How is it done smoothly?
After-Action Analysis & Reporting Should involve: All key EOC personnel (EOC Mgmt & Gen Staff) The Incident Commander(s) Jurisdiction leadership (CEO, Mgmt & Gov Body) Others as appropriate (e.g., stakeholders)