Nevada Operations Center
The State of Nevada response functions are conducted
in the Nevada
Operations Center (NVOC). In the NVOC, representatives from various agencies and
organizations coordinate supporting response activities such as public alerts
and warnings, mobilization of response personnel, and the coordination and
application of resources. The NVOC Manager and the Operations Chief
coordinate the direction and control of supporting resources.
Incidents requiring DEM Duty Officer (DO) notification for coordination of resources but not requiring NVOC Activation.
The situation is of such a scale that only a part of the DEM and NVOC staff will be needed to handle the incident. These types of incidents are usually attributed to single incidents that do not require multiple agencies or resources.
If a disaster or a prolonged incident occurs, the NVOC operation will consist of DEM staff members and other state and local partners in a unified functional National Incident Management System (NIMS) structure. During these disasters, the primary functions of the staff are; Operations, Resource Management (Logistics), Planning, Finance, Public Information and Mission Support (Interoperable Communications).
In the event of a major disaster in which the Governor declares a State of Emergency and/ or following a Presidential Declaration: The state will expand operations to work with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel assigned to assist the state in the disaster.
As our team builds toward the future, so do our ambitions to provide the best service possible to build a strong, well-equipped, well-planned, well-trained, and well-exercised emergency management community.