MGT-346: ECO Operations and Planning for All-Hazards

This course focuses on the core functions, processes and best practices necessary to ensure effective and repeatable performance of an emergency operations center at any level. The core functions and processes are reviewed and demonstrated via facilitated discussion and classroom activities. The participants gain practical experience via a series of interrelated activites and exercises supported by a state-of-the-art computer simulation system and are coached by instructors who have extensive emergency operations and management experience.


Training Level: Management and Planning
Venue: TAMIU,  KWC 128
Course Length:
Three days (24 hours)
Dates: December 5, 2012-December 8, 2012




Participant Audience: Eligible participants include emergency management and response personnel who currently or potentially work in an EOC at the state, local, tribal or DoD installation level. Enrollment can be single participants, jurisdictions, or mixed. Disciplines include, but are not limited to:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Healthcare
  • Public Health
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Public Works
  • Non-Governmental Organizations

Topics: The course offers the opportunity for participants to practice emergency management and to gain practical experience in individual and group processes necessary to manage an EOC. Each participant will gain a better understanding of the management requirements and skills necessary to effectively coordinate and support the response activities during a large-scale event. Topics include:

  • MACS Overview
  • Roles "Of" and "Within" an EOC
  • Common EOC Organizational Models
  • Resource Management
  • Information Management
  • EOC Operations Management
  • The Planning Process
  • Developing an EOC Action Plan (EOC-AP)
  • Continuity of Operations 

Prerequisites: None required, however participants should be tasked to work in an EOC. Participants should also possess a working knowledge of ICS. This can be gained through FEMA's IS-100, 200, 300, 400, 700, & 800 courses. 

It is highly recommended participants complete:

  • FEMA IS-775, EOC Management and Operations
  • FEMA IS-701, National Incident Management System Multi-Agency Coordination System   

To Register: CLOSED

Registration Fee: $30

Class Size: Maximum is 40 participants

Continuing Education Credit:

  • IACET - 2.4 CEUs
  • ACE - 2.0 Hour College Credit (Lower Division)

Foreign Visitor form  A foreign national is defined as a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States.  This form shall be filled out for each visitor (including drivers, interpreters, etc.) and each program to be visited.

***All classes are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient number of attendees. ***


For additional information contact:
5201 University Boulevard, Pellegrino Hall 301
Laredo, TX  78041
Tel. 956.326.3068 — Fax 956.326.2838
Email: ContinuingEducation@tamiu.edu
Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm