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; make decisions that protect life and property, maintain continuity of the organization and disseminate those decisions to all concerned agencies and individuals.
The City of Richardson's Fire Training Center, Emergency Operations Center and Backup Dispatch Facility will consist of an 11,000 SF administration and class room facility, a 4400 SF equipment storage and training building with covered outdoor space and a 4 story masonry fire training tower.
Funding is provided from G.O. Bonds, Emergency Communication System C.O.'s, Water & Sewer, General Special Projects and Solid Waste Funds. Capital Projects estimates the building to be completed in the Summer 2013.