The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is the central coordination location used to manage a disaster or large scale emergency. When a disaster strikes, pre-identified personnel respond to the EOC. These personnel will conduct their disaster response protocol under the guidelines of California's Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the Federal National Incident Management System (NIMS). Both systems work under three concepts:
Having a consistent organizational structure
Identifying and allocating resources
Following emergency management practices
Current EOC Status
Currently, the City of Sierra Madre's EOC is not active, however, personnel are on-call should an event occur.