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Edward Rock,
EMA Director
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Room 121
Warsaw, IN 46580
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Emergency Operation Center

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An Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of disaster management functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation, and ensuring the continuity of operation of Kosciusko County.

An EOC is responsible for the strategic overview, or "big picture", of the disaster, and does not normally directly control field assets, instead making operational decisions and leaving tactical decisions to lower commands. The common functions of all EOC's is to collect, gather and analyze data; make decisions that protect life and property, maintain continuity of the organization, within the scope of applicable laws; and disseminate those decisions to all concerned agencies and individuals. In most EOC's there is one individual in charge, and that is the Emergency Manager.

We have the capability of having 9 elected / appointed officials, volunteers or a combination of all (depending on the situation) answering phones and radios and helping to make long term decisions in an effort to bring a major incident to a close.