Emergency Operations Center

General Information
The County Emergency Operations Center, located in the Spartanburg County Courthouse, serves as the central clearinghouse for disaster-related information, and requests for deployment of assistance. A Certified Bomb Shelter, the EOC is a hardened facility as well as a modern facility, offering the appropriate equipment, security, and space to manage a modern emergency or disaster.

Operating Condition (Op con) Level of Readiness
Operating Conditions at the EOC are based on the following Opcon levels:
Operating Condition 5

Day-to-day operations to include normal training and exercises.
Operating Condition 4 Possibility of an emergency or disaster situation that may require
a partial or full activation of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Operating Condition 3 Disaster or emergency situation likely or imminent.  Full or partial
activation of EOC; activate Emergency Operations Plan and other plans
as deemed necessary.
Operating Condition 2 Disaster or emergency situation in effect; maximum preparedness
level; full activation of the EOC.
Operating Condition 1 Disaster or emergency situation in effect; full-fledged emergency response
operations on-going; highest state of emergency operations.

Operations Room
The Operations Room is central to the EOC. It serves as the "nerve center" during emergency operations. Working space is provided for all disaster response Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). The Operations Room can accommodate 30 plus people and is equipped with extensive telephone, data and radio systems, which allow emergency response personnel to coordinate disaster operations. An audio-visual system, integrated with the EOC's computer network, has the capability to keep the emergency staff current on developing situations during emergencies, while also providing an excellent training facility with many different applications.

Policy Room / Joint Information Center
The Policy /Joint Information Center is vital for keeping the public informed and when needed, policy issues addressed. This conference style room provides the tools necessary for policy makers and/or public information officers to address their the policy / public relation issues while staying informed on the incident. With a direct link to the operations room, IT support, and numerous audio visual capabilities, this room proves invaluable during times of emergency.

Alternate 911 Center
The Alternate 911 Center primary purpose is to provide 911 an alternate location should the need arise. When not utilized by 911, this room often becomes a staging area and/or serves as our alternate Joint Information Ceter