Emergency Coordination Center
The ECC is a function from which centralized emergency management coordination is performed. The Spokane County ECC is configured around a Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC)/Emergency Support Function (ESF) model. The ECC has been established to coordinate support for response and recovery to multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional emergencies in Spokane County. The physical size, staffing and equipping of an ECC depends on the size of the incident, resources available and anticipated incident management workload. ECC’s 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/disaster.
- Facilitate the coordination of resources among all responding agencies during an emergency/ disaster.
- Assist in coordination for continuity of services throughout the community during an emergency/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.