• Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center


    The Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) provides multi agency coordination in support of large-scale emergencies affecting Jefferson County. The EOC is staffed with a wide variety of experts who provide assistance through the following functions:

    • Resource support – Identify, acquire, prioritize and allocate needed and anticipated support resources.
    • Developing and maintaining situational awareness – Information from various sources must be displayed and shared with the appropriate audiences to promote increased understanding and awareness of the current situation.
    • Emergency Support Function Coordination – The EOC provides coordination and management for Emergency Support Functions activated in support of the incident. Some examples include public information, law enforcement, public health, mass care, utilities, and many more.
    • Manage information – The EOC has processes in place to collect, analyze, and preserve information.
    • Policy coordination – Policy directives from County leadership are reflected within the EOC’s operations.