the Cities of Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and the West Metro Fire Protection District
completed a new joint Emergency Operations Center (EOC), designed to
develop and maintain coordinated support for the incident commander during a
critical incident and to provide event awareness to City
decision-makers. The center also functions on a daily basis, facilitating
response to events of less critical magnitude.
The EOC's major
operating systems are connected to an alternate power source that supports
overhead computer projectors and television screens, providing emergency
response officials with real-time images and information. Center staff
also has backup police dispatch consoles, ham radio equipment and laptop computers
available on a 24-hour basis.
Being prepared for emergencies is
everyone's responsibility -- including yours!
How will you know if
disaster is about to strike? And what can you do to