EOC Volunteer

Overview

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. 

Hamilton County Emergency Operations Center

The Emergency Operations Center is a multi-agency coordination center to support county-wide response operations to emergencies and disasters.

Program Benefits

  • Learn valuable skills to manage emergencies and disasters as an EOC Manager
  • Help safeguard the county through EOC Storm Operations during severe weather
  • Gain access to public safety training programs
  • Learn how to use systems used by local, state, and federal governments
  • Master technology including smart touch screens, video switching systems, video teleconferencing systems, and more
  • Become skilled at using different public safety radio systems and amateur radio
  • Give something back to the community by helping keep over 310,000 people safe
  • Gain real-world experience and build your resume

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must complete a volunteer application and interview
  • Must pass a background check
  • Attend meeting and training sessions
  • Complete required training courses at home

Next Steps

Please email Pam Eldridge at pam.eldridge@hamiltoncounty.in.gov for additional information.