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An Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a central location from which the City can provide inter-agency coordination and executive decision-making in support of incident response and recovery operations.  The purpose of the EOC is to provide a centralized location where public safety, emergency response, and support agencies coordinate planning, preparedness, and response activities.  The EOC does not command or control on-scene response efforts, but does carry out the coordination functions through:

1. Collecting, evaluating and disseminating incident information;
2. Analyzing jurisdictional impacts and setting priority actions; and
3. Managing requests, procurement and utilization of resources.

The decisions made through the EOC are designed to be broad in scope and offer general guidance on priorities.  Information is disseminated through the EOC Manager and tactical decisions are coordinated from field response personnel.  The EOC serves as a coordinated link between the Chief Elected Official (CEO) of each jurisdiction and the field personnel coordinating the execution of event priorities.

The City's EOC is currently located in East Sacramento, but can be set up in other locations like City Hall as needed.  Our EOC is considered to be a "warm" facility, as it does take preparations and movement of equipment to get it to a functional state. Working inside an EOC can be challenging, exciting and rewarding.  People working in the EOC provide invaluable support to responders on the ground, as well as a service to their community.


The City provides training links and numerous training opportunities for the individuals who staff the EOC.  Whether you are a fire captain, finance, IT, or volunteer coordinator, each individual must be properly trained on what the EOC is, how it supports events, and what to expect when called to work an activation.  As a member of the City’s EOC, you are asked to provide proof of training to meet the standardized requirement for EOC staff. 

FEMA Independent Study Requirements:

IS 100 
IS 200 
IS 700
IS 706
IS 800

Classroom Requirements:


Additional Requirements: 

  1. Membership in Microsoft Teams Group: City of Sacramento EOC
  2. Access to City of Sacramento EOC Sharepoint site
  3. WebEOC User Login
  4. WebEOC Basic User Tutorials
  5. Quarterly EOC Meetings or Conference Calls
  6. Position-specific training and exercises
  7. Familiarity and confidence in your EOC role and responsibilities.

Advanced Training for EOC Management Positions 

ICS 300
ICS 400