Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

  • An Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a physical location designed to support emergency response, business continuity and crisis communications activities. LAUSD has its own dedicated EOC facilities, where identified staff respond  to manage the response to an ongoing, significant incident, prepare for an impending event and train together. Gathering the decision-makers and key dividsions together and supplying them with the most current information results in better decisions and quicker, more accurate response to evolving situations. The District maintains a primary EOC and three back-up facilities located in different parts of the school district. The EOC supports the following incident management functions:

    Activation -Bring knowledge and expertise together to deal with events that threaten schools, students, and District operations

    Situation Analysis -Gather information to determine what is happening and to identify potential impacts

    Incident Briefing - Efficiently share information among team members

    Incident Action Plan - Provide a single point for decision-making and decide on a course of action for the current situation

    Resource Management - Provide a single point of contact to identify, procure and allocate resources

    Incident Management -Monitor actions, capture event data and adjust strategies as needed

    An EOC is not an on-scene incident command post (ICP) - where the focus is on tactics to deal with the immediate situation. An EOC is used to support on-scene activities through the prioritization of activities, gathering and disseminating information, and the allocation of available resources. 

    IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions* (Replaces IS 775 EOC Operations and Management) This free FEMA online course describes the role, design, and functions of Emergency Operations Centers and their relationships as components of a multi-agency coordination system. The course contains disaster-related examples, activities and case studies that relate to EOC's and multi-agency coordination systems at the local, state and federal levels of government. Each lesson in the web-based course has a printable version available as an additional resource.
    It is best to take the IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 courses* (linked on the STEPS website) before taking the EOC course.
    *All FEMA courses require a FEMA Student ID (FEMA SID) number, which must be applied for by the individual here. Please do not contact anyone in LAUSD regarding your FEMA SID number.
    LAUSD EOC Resources 

    LAUSD Handbook for Emergency Operations Center Responders 2022

    Photo Requirements for Emergency Badges

    Veoci Quick Guide

    LAUSD EOC Position Descriptions

    214 Form (blank; fillable) Complete an ICS 214 form to document your actions in the EOC every day you are assigned to a position. Download the blank form to your desktop and always save your own copy of completed forms.
  • EOC Responder Training Opportunities