The Whatcom Unified Emergency Operations Center is sized to handle up to 300 Local, State, Federal and Private Sector response personnel who could potentially respond to a local natural, technological and man-made emergency or crisis events. It is available on a 24/7 basis for emergency situations and when not activated the Center is a venue for local first responder trainings, meetings, and exercises.
Whatcom Unified Emergency Operations Center has three levels of activation:
“LEVEL I” -The Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center is engaged in normal program management and Duty Officers are serving normal week long duty rotations.
“LEVEL II” -The Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center is partially staffed and conducting hazard assessments, watch levels, and preparedness activities for ongoing events or events that may be imminent or occurring.
“LEVEL III” -The Whatcom Unified Emergency Coordination Center is fully activated with the Whatcom Unified Incident Management Team staffing positions in support of local jurisdictions response activities.
Call 911 for life-threatening or other immediate public safety issues.