The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) volunteer program allows individuals to serve the community by learning how to staff and manage the EOC. The program is a good opportunity for personnel with military, law enforcement, fire, or emergency management experience to build upon their skills. Volunteers are trained on how to operate the technology in the room including smart boards, video and audio switching, video teleconferencing, and radio systems. Knowing how to manage the center is also a critical skill taught to volunteers. Program participants meet twice a month and have many opportunities to learn valuable skills they can apply to current and future positions.
The Emergency Operations Center is a multi-agency coordination center to support county-wide response operations to emergencies and disasters.
Another benefit to the program is training. We offer training in national standards based on real-world experience. Our program is structured at four levels to provide opportunities for participants to expand their knowledge and skillsets. As a team member of Hamilton County Emergency Management, participants can take advantage of local, state, and federal programs.