The Emergency Operations Centre

Staff and volunteers from North Shore Emergency Management and partner agencies across the North Shore are gathered in the Emergency Operations Centre.

During an Emergency

Are You Ready?

A natural disaster can strike at any time, without warning. Learn how to make an emergency kit and plan, and protect yourself, your family, and your property.

What is an EOC?

In an emergency or disaster, North Shore Emergency Management may activate the Municipal Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) to function as a “mission control” during the response. The EOC is where key municipal personnel and other agencies involved in the response gather to support activities taking place at the site(s) of the emergency while facilitating a coordinated response.

EOC activities during an emergency

During emergencies, North Shore Emergency Management:

The level of staffing needed in the Emergency Operations Centre varies with the specific emergency situation.

North Shore Emergency Management staff and volunteers, as well as municipal staff, regularly test the activation, set-up, and operation of the EOC to ensure its constant readiness and effectiveness.