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.
The main roles of the SEOC during an emergency operation are:
In addition to this operational role, the SEOC collects, stores and disseminates information to support emergency operations.