Municipality of Anchorage Emergency Operations Center

Current Activation Level: Level 1 - Normal Operations​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​The Anchorage Emergency Operations Center is the central point at which all local Municipal departments and agencies coordinate the response to any major disaster in the Municipality of Anchorage.

The Anchorage EOC is the facility in which all members of the Emergency Response Team coordinate the response to major disasters in the Municipality of Anchorage.  Located on the edge of downtown Anchorage, the EOC provides work space for Anchorage's emergency response partners from local government, non-profit organizations and other entities.  The EOC can also be operated virtually.

The Anchorage Emergency Response 
team is made up of members from various Municipal Departments, non-profit and private organizations who have dedicated roles in emergency operations.  The ERT is prepared to staff the Emergency Operations Center 24 hours a day for the duration of the emergency or disaster.​

EOC Levels of Activation

​​Level 1
Normal Operations: Municipal agencies are conducting normal daily activities with incidents being handled with existing resources, policies, and procedures.  Current conditions are being monitored by appropriate agencies.
​Level 2Response Incident Monitoring: A situation or threat has developed that requires increased public information and has the potential for agencies to take coordinated ac​tion.  The EOC may be activated by OEM staff during regualr business hours or additional hours as needed.  Conditions are being monitored with information sharing networks activated.
​Level 3
​Partial Activation: A situation or threat has developed requiring a partial activation of the EOC, which may extend beyond the regular workday and require around-the-clock monitoring.  Staffing of the EOC by OEM staff will likely be supplemented by other agencies.
Level 4
Full Activation: A situation or threat has developed requiring a full activation of the EOC on a 24-hour rotational basis with all trained municipal staff participating or on call.  A local proclamation of emergency is being considered or has been issued.  A major earthquake or wildfire with significant property damage and threat to human life could trigger a level four activation.
​​Level 5 
Recovery Operations: Activities are shifting from EOC response operations toward a recovery coordination center or a disaster field office for implementation of recovery programs.  While many municipal agencies will still be involved in the event, the EOC is returning to normal operations.