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4 Articles about eoc's and Ecc's that Every Emergency Manager Should Read

Posted by Base Camp Connect on November 10, 2017

As we all know, Emergency Operation Centers are crucial to support emergency response and crisis communications. This is why we have selected four articles addressing questions and solutions often raised by emergency managers.

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Topics: FDEM, Emergency Communications Center, Emergency Operations Center, Incident Management Teams, emergency management agency, IMT, Joint Operations Center, Command & Control, Command centers

[New e-Book]: How to Make your Communications Better for Managing Emergency Incidents

Posted by Base Camp Connect on October 18, 2017

Most public safety agencies (fire, law enforcement, and EMS) in the U.S. and Canada do fairly well in using their communication tools, e.g., land mobile radios and wireless devices, for the day-to-day emergency incidents to which they respond. Those same entities, however, can experience real communications challenges when faced with a large-scale or complex emergency event that requires the response of additional resources from multiple agencies.

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Topics: Mutual aid operations, mutual aid partners, Communications problems, Emergency Operations Center, Emergency managers, emergency management agency, emergency management, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey, Public safety communications challenges

The Use and Misuse of ECC's and EOC's

Posted by Paul Calderwood on April 4, 2017

I have dealing with emergency communication center issues for a number of years and the issues fall into a couple of simple categories’: people, equipment and training.  You can spend millions of dollars buying the best equipment but it is only as good as the person using it. 

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Topics: Emergency Operations Center, Emergency Call Center, Dispatcher

What happens when the emergency takes out your ECC/EOC ?

Posted by Paul Calderwood on October 7, 2016

The Emergency Communications Center and Emergency Operations Center for many cities are vital pieces to the day to day operations and to support the first responders out on the streets. A great deal of planning and money has been invested in these locations to be able to handle the emergency telephone calls and radio dispatching capabilities. But what happens when the “emergency” involves one of these centers?  A tornado rips through town and the building is destroyed, a flood makes the building inaccessible or the telephone lines to the building have been damaged by a water line contractor and it will take days to repair; what are you going to do now?

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Topics: EOC, ECC, Emergency Communications Center, Emergency Operations Center

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