The Greater Spokane Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is currently located within the Fire Training Center next to Spokane Community College. The function of an ECC is to have a centralized location where all aspects of response and recovery for multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional emergencies in Spokane County can be coordinated.
The Spokane County ECC is configured around a Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) / Emergency Support Function (ESF) model.
The physical size, staffing and equipping of an ECC depends on the size of the incident, resources available and anticipated incident management workload. ECCs may be organized and staffed in a variety of ways.
By standardizing key elements of the emergency management system, the ECC is intended to:
Facilitate the flow of information within and between agencies and levels of the government (Local, County, State, and Federal) and the community during times of emergency or disaster.
Facilitate the coordination of resources among all responding agencies during an emergency or disaster.
Assist in coordination for continuity of services throughout the community during an emergency or disaster.
Use of the ECC is intended to provide support, coordination, and prioritization of scarce resources throughout an incident. It will also reduce resource ordering duplication on multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional responses. The ECC is designed to be flexible and adaptable to the varied disasters that might occur, to the needs of all emergency responders, and to all agencies involved. The ECC will coordinate and support resource requirements using mutual aid, mobilization plans (fire, law), and any other existing processes.