Cedar Park HSEM is tasked with the management and coordination of the City’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC is a central command and control facility responsible for strategic direction and operational decisions during an emergency. The EOC can be activated for any natural, technological, or human-caused incident that disrupts City operations, overwhelms initial response capacity, or will require coordination of multiple operational periods. Common functions of the EOC are to collect, analyze, and share incident information, provide coordination and policy direction, and support Incident Command with planning and resource needs.
The Cedar Park EOC has 4 activation levels:
Level 1 – Full Activation: An emergency or disaster that will require large-scale mutual aid and possible state or federal resources is imminent or has occurred. Emergency Management personnel and all essential city personnel are represented in the EOC.
Level 2 – Partial Activation: An emergency or disaster is imminent or has occurred. Emergency Management personnel and select city personnel are represented in the EOC.
Level 3 – Increased Readiness: Conditions indicate that an event, emergency, or disaster is possible or may require coordination. Emergency Management personnel are represented in the EOC.
Level 4 – Normal Operations: The EOC is in standby status. Emergency Management personnel are monitoring conditions and performing normal daily activities.