The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) can be a physical space (singular large room and/or multiple rooms) and/or virtual (such as a telephone conference call) location designed to support emergency response, business continuity and crisis communications activities.


The EOC should be able to accommodate a staff up to 6 to 10 responders working in 12-hour shifts throughout activation. The EOC is optimal when self-sustaining. However, the EOC must be able to support emergency responders for an extended period of time in a catastrophic event by having access to:

  • Emergency power
  • Food
  • Sanitation
  • Supplies
  • Water

Physical Locations

Grant County has access to three EOC locations depending on the nature of the event, access to facilities and needed resources:

  • Primary: Grant County Office Building at 530 East Main Street in John Day, Oregon
  • Alternate 1: John Day Fire Station
  • Alternate 2: Grant County Court
  • Field Operations: Grant County Sheriff’s Office (Mobile Tents and Resources)