Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

The Cumberland County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) serves as an information and assistance point for emergency response activities. EOC activation is desirable when one or more of the following situations occur:

  • there exists an imminent threat to the safety or health of the public;
  • multi agency/multi-jurisdiction response and coordination is necessary;
  • local resources are inadequate or depleted and/or significant local mutual aid, state and/or federal resources must be utilized;
  • the disaster affects multiple political jurisdictions within the County which are relying on the same emergency resources;
  • in the case such as: local emergency ordinances have been implemented to control the emergency situation (e.g. evacuations).


The following are the levels of Cumberland County EOC activation:

Steady State/Monitoring

  • Normal day-to-day CCEMA operations are ongoing
  • Emergency incident likely handled with local resources
  • County-wide day to day operations are ongoing
  • Emergency incident(s) are monitored by Director, Deputy Director or Designee As needed, staff are notified to assist in support of emergency incident as part of their day to day duties.  Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Duty Officer notification per MEMA protocol

Partial Activation

  • Emergency incident overwhelms local response capability and some CCEMA assistance is possible
  • County-wide day to day operations are sustained
  • CCEMA staff provide assistance in EOC as needed
  • Other support staff are placed on standby
  • County Manager/Deputy Manager advised of situation
  • MEMA duty officer notification per MEMA protocol
  • Situation monitored state support not anticipated
  • Activation of Special Team(s) may be considered

Full Activation

  • Emergency incident expands and intensifies with threat to Public Safety.
  • Local and or State Emergency declarations
  • CCEMA day-to-day operations not sustainable fully due to an emergency incident
  • EOC activated into two twelve-hour operational periods
  • Special Team(s) are activated as needed
  • MEMA notified and assisting CCEMA
  • County Manager and Deputy Manager are briefed to emergency incident
  • County Public Information Officer Alerted
  • Need for activation of State Wide Mutual Aid Agreement will be considered