Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Table and Chairs in a Room

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located inside the City of Yukon Police Department, is the central location where officials from City Government, Law Enforcement, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Volunteer Aid Agencies, and other agencies meet to coordinate response and recovery efforts during a disaster. In the event of an emergency or disaster, the primary purpose of the Emergency Operations Center is to support the incident commander at the incident location.

At the EOC, various divisions plan for future activities related to an emergency and develop strategies to recover from the incident. Yukon's Emergency Operations Center is organized from the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). This ensures maximum operational effectiveness between all levels of government.

Under the Homeland Security guidelines, four sections - Operations, Logistics, Planning, and Finance - have a chief and several divisions. When a disaster occurs, the EOC Situation Analysis Team (SAT) evaluates and decides which divisions to activate in order to best support the incident.