Name
EOC Activation Readiness and Public Safety Facilities Design Consideration
Date & Time
Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Patrick Stone
Description

Public safety personnel spend endless hours preparing and training for planned and emergency events such as inclement weather, public unrest, protests, terrorist acts, special and planned events. Each year, there is an increasing volume of EOC activations. This presentation will explore EOC activation triggers and the facility design considerations that support facilities readiness during EOC activations of various scales and complexities.

Learning Objectives
• How the public safety facility design can support planned and emergency activations of the EOC. Recommendations for proactive design strategies.
• Resiliency Design Factors - key factors – community considerations; primary focus on building systems and equipment; Structural; Mechanical; Electrical; crowd management; and vehicular & pedestrian access
• Redundancy of Basic Resources - operational support and community recovery including equipment; communications, power and water sources
• Scalability of Resources - Establish & maintain operational alignment; sustainable community recovery; Planned events and emergency (unplanned) events; Haz-Mat incident
• Security and Hardening - Natural events: Wind events; Flood events (shelter-in-place capacities & relocations); Parades; Sporting events; Civil unrest; Active shooter
• Futureproofing - Early planning and peer community engagement