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What is an Emergency Operations Center?
The Fort Collins Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a location where multiple agencies convene to help respond to an emergency situation. With all of these agencies meeting in one location, the EOC is able to facilitate a common operating picture, help coordinate information flow, and allow for agencies to determine what resources can be provided to the incident.
When Is It Decided to Activate the EOC?
Not all events, weather or otherwise, inside the City mean the EOC has been activated. The EOC is activated during the following types of events:
- The City of Fort Collins has issued a Disaster Declaration
- The incident has the capability to expand rapidly
- The incident will impact the residents of Fort Collins in a significant way
- A similar incident in the past has resulted in an activation of the EOC
- Capabilities beyond normal response are required
- The incident will last more than a day