Which EOC configuration aligns with the on-scene incident organization?
A: ICS or ICS-like EOC structure
B: Departmental Structure
C: Incident Support Model (ISM) structure
D: Strategic Joint Command Structure
The correct answer is option A.
ICS or ICS-like EOC Structure aligns with the on-scene incident organization. Let’s first understand ICS or ICS-like EOC structure.
ICS or ICS-like EOC Structure:
Many associations, organizations or jurisdictions configure their EOCs by using the standard organizational structure of ICS. They use it either as it as or by modifying it slightly. The structure is similar, and it lines up with the on-scene incident organization.
ICS or ICS-like Structure is the organizational structure which is familiar to those with ICS training. It is closely aligned with the structure that is used for on-scene incident management.
EOC stands for Emergency Operations Centers. It performs very crucial functions during small and large scale incidents across the nation. EOC brings together representatives from different organizations. Thus it facilitates the flow of information and resources through the organizational lines.
Different EOCs widely varies in functions. Some support various organizations in a single junction while others may support an only organization in a couple of junctions.
EOC has three primary structures which are following;
- ICS or ICS-like Structure
- Incident Support Model
- Departmental Structure
All of these structures of EOC perform different functions through different mechanisms.