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EOC Mission

EOC missions are to support incident response operations and provide for public safetyManaging large-scale incidents 

An incident is an occurrence, either caused by humans or nature, that requires immediate response actions to prevent or minimize loss of life or damage to property and/or the environment.  Large-scale incidents typically involve multiple response agencies and local governments.  Incidents often span a number of days or weeks.  The EOC provides a common location for large-scale incident management.

Supporting first responders

The EOC coordinates resource support for the incident commander and first responders (fire, police, public works and other response agencies) at the scene of the incident.  The incident commander at the scene directs actions to protect life, property and stabilize the incident.

Specific functions

The EOC collects, processes and disseminates information to elected officials, city staff, area residents, businesses, schools, visitors and the media. 

Additional EOC functions include:

  • Execute city leadership policy
  • Coordinate mutual aid
  • Disseminate public warnings and alerts
  • Coordinate evacuations and shelters
  • Facilitate continuity of city services and government
  • Conduct damage assessment
  • Prepare for recovery

Contact Information

Emergencies call 9-1-1

Fire Department
Emergency Preparedness
760-929-0256 fax

2560 Orion Way
Carlsbad, CA 92008