DHS/DOJ Fusion Process Technical Assistance Program and Services: Considerations for Fusion Center and Emergency Operations Center Coordination: Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 502 [DRAFT] [open pdf - 641KB]
"In order for there to be successful interfacing and cooperation between fusion centers and emergency operations centers (EOCs), a familiarity should be built with each other's roles and capabilities. In addition to understanding roles and capabilities, it is imperative that the two develop a solid relationship in order to effectively work together to achieve the objectives of each. The relationships forged between these two entities will allow them to have continuous, meaningful contacts which will enhance their ability to share information and intelligence regardless of the activation status of the EOC. Policies on how they will interact should grow out of mutual trust and respect, paving the way for effective operations in steady state and emergency operations. In addition to formalizing a relationship through development of a joint concept of operations, standard operating procedures should be created, reviewed and updated to define the roles of each entity on a daily basis and during periods of activation. Familiarization with and definition of the processes for information flow is only the beginning of the relationship. Both the fusion center and the EOC should make it a part of their concept of operations (CONOPS) and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure continuous contact and exchange of information to improve public safety across the prevention, protection, response and recovery mission areas. This planning guide focuses on this critical partnership and the exchange of information between these entities."
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 502-DRAFT
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