The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provides a central location for interagency and inter-jurisdictional coordination and executive decision-making to better manage response and recovery in our community. Local officials can assemble at this fixed-site facility to plan and coordinate effective responses to dangerous events such as tornadoes, floods, terror attacks, and other large incidents in accordance with the Franklin County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

The EOC is designed to foster effective communications, build situational awareness, and establish a common operational picture (COP) for all involved in the incident response. The facility and its staff serve to support Incident Commanders and jurisdiction leadership through information collection, evaluation, display and dissemination; establishing of clear priorities; short- and long-term planning; efficient resource management; and coordination of damage assessment and other recovery operations.