EOC when activated

The Emergency Operations Center

The purpose of the Monterey County Emergency Operations Center is to provide a facility from which the organization can effectively coordinate its response to an emergency.

 The EOC provides a single focal point for centralized activities, which include:

  • Developing a common operating picture of the Operational Area during disasters and emergencies

  • Management of information, both internal and external

  • Setting objectives, priorities for operational efforts, and resource allocation

  • Facilitating the rapid restoration of lifelines

  • Implementing community recovery efforts

The primary role of the EOC is to bring together in one place all relevant information about the emergency, organize that information in a useful format for the EOC Director, and facilitate the coordination of the resources needed to mitigate the effects of the emergency.

Organization Chart for the EOC


The pathway of resource requests: The EOC's role in coordinating assistance