Emergency Operations Center

The City of Tampa's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a centralized management center for emergency operations. In the event of an emergency or disaster, the EOC's primary purpose is to support the our first responders and coordinate departmental resources to ensure those impacted are being best served by the city, county, state, and federal resources.

At the EOC, various divisions plan for future activities related to the emergency and develop strategies to recover from the incident.

Our EOC is organized on the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Because NIMS is a nationally standardized approach to emergencies, it ensures maximum operational effectiveness between all levels of government.

Depending upon the type, size, and severity of the incident, EOC Operations will include Law Enforcement, Fire Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Public Health, Energy, and Communications. Additional departments may be involved as the need dictates. 

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