Carlsbad's Emergency Operations Center is the facility where emergency incident information is collected, analyzed, verified and disseminated to elected officials, city staff, area residents, businesses, schools, visitors and the media.
Mission and function
The EOC’s principal function is information and resource management to protect lives, property, the environment and to promote public safety. The EOC coordinates resource support for fire, police, public works, and other response agencies; and coordinates general public emergency notifications, evacuations and sheltering. (Learn more about the EOC's mission and functions.)
Organization, staff and resources
The EOC is only activated and staffed for large-scale emergency incidents. Smaller-scale incidents are handled directly by the appropriate response agency.
When activated, the EOC is staffed from various city departments and lead by the EOC Director, Carlsbad’s city manager or designee. The EOC is organized in accordance with the National Incident Management and Incident Command Systems. (Learn more about the EOC's organizational structure.)
Carlsbad uses WebEOC emergency management software and other communication tools to share information with the county, and other agency EOCs.