An Emergency Operations Center, or EOC, is the location that enables a coordinated response while carrying out the principles of emergency management functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation and ensuring the continuity of operation of the City of Richardson.
The EOC is responsible for the strategic overview of the disaster and supports the Incident Commander who is in the field. The EOC achieves this by collecting/analyzing data; making decisions that protect life and property, and maintaining continuity of the organization and disseminating those decisions to all concerned agencies and individuals.
The City of Richardson's Fire Training Center, Emergency Operations Center and Backup Dispatch Facility consists of an 11,500 square foot administration and class room facility, a 4400 square foot equipment storage and training building with covered outdoor space, and a 4 story masonry fire training tower.
Funding was provided from G.O. Bonds, Emergency Communication System C.O.'s, Water & Sewer, General Special Projects and Solid Waste Funds. The building was completed in the Fall of 2013 and the facility opening was celebrated on October 3, 2013.