One of the most valuable resources to Mobile County Emergency Management Agency, is the new Emergency Operations Center (EOC). This center was dedicated in June 2018.  This is the central point of coordination for all Major Emergency Operations within Mobile County. The purpose of this central point is to ensure decision makers have direct unfiltered communications with one another and all outside response personnel.

The EOC provides for coordination of the emergency response and recovery process by elected officials and other decision makers, who work together for improved efficiency and effectiveness.

Some of our EOC Capabilities:

  • 200KW Generator, with a 6000 gallon fuel tank, capable of operating for 14 days.
  • 100 telephone lines, with an additional 100 in place should they be needed.
  • State, County, and City of Mobile 800MHZ Radio system.
  • Emergency Alerting System (EAS).
  • Amateur radio communications.
  • Local and national television monitoring, plus 3 satellite monitoring systems.
  • Internet and Local Area Networking capability.
  • Computer modeling programs for various natural and technological disasters.
  • Specialized Emergency Management computer software for maintaining, analyzing, and reporting emergency situations.
  • Web EOC
  • Interoperability Communications Capability

During a emergency situation such as Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina, the EOC was activated and manned by the personnel necessary to help protect the lives and property of the citizens of Mobile County. During the peak of these storms there were 110 people in the EOC, for more than two days. It is estimated that there were an additional 551 people in the field and at other operations centers, providing support for our community. These organizations were:

Federal

  • FEMA
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • FBI
  • OSHA
  • ATF

State

  • State EMA
  • Forest Service
  • Highway Department
  • Marine Police
  • National Guard
  • State Docks
  • State Troopers
  • Civil Air Patrol

Local

  • County Commissioners
  • City Mayors
  • City Fire & Police Depts.
  • County EMS
  • City & County Engineers
  • City & County Public Works
  • Medical Services
  • County Agent
  • Dept. Human Resources
  • County Medical Examiner
  • County Public Health
  • County Sheriff
  • Public School Board
  • VOAD
  • American Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • Alabama Defense Force
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