State Emergency Operations Centre
When an emergency occurs that is not under the control of a Combat Agency (as defined in the State Emergency Management Plan), the State Emergency Operations Controller (SEOCON) assumes control. The SEOCON is supported in this role by the State Emergency Operations Centre (SEOC).
The SEOC has the necessary staff and communications equipment to control the emergency operation. When an emergency occurs that is under the control of a Combat Agency the SEOC may support that agency in controlling the emergency.
Roles of the State Emergency Operations Centre
The main roles of the SEOC during an emergency operation are:
- To control the emergency operation
- To plan for the ongoing emergency operation
- To plan acquire and allocate resources
- To provide public information about the emergency operation.
In addition to this operational role, the SEOC collects, stores and disseminates information to support emergency operations.