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 Section Chief coordinate the direction and control of supporting resources. 

Situational Awareness

Incident Requiring DEM Duty Officer (DO) for coordination of resources but not requiring NVOC Activation.

Partial 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 incident events that do not require multiple agencies or resources.

Full Activation

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.