All emergency operations are conducted from the East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and all departments and agencies having an emergency function or capability are represented.
Locally, under the Incident Command System (ICS) structure, the Mayor-President is responsible by law for emergency preparedness operations. The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Director (MOHSEP) acts as his/her Chief of Staff during such emergencies and emergency functions are directed to departments or agencies possessing capabilities and resources.
Advanced Traffic Management / Emergency Operations Center
East Baton Rouge Parish, in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD), constructed a state-of-the-art facility in 2000 to house the 911 operations of local Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical Services, State Traffic Management, and the control center for Emergency Operations.
The Emergency Operations Center is the primary site for the direction and control of emergency operations for all Departments and outside agencies within East Baton Rouge Parish having emergency duties. The East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness (MOHSEP) assumes the responsibility of coordinating all emergency functions and responses to assure that proper action is taken, all resources and personnel are utilized to their fullest potential, and essential government services are maintained as much as possible.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Mobile Command Center is a specialty vehicle that can be moved or positioned in the field for use as a mission hub. The Mobile Command Center houses equipment, supplies, and staff organizations needed to respond to situations in the field while decreasing overall response times.
East Baton Rouge Parish First Responder Safe Room
The 16,580 square feet First Responder Safe Room is intended to provide near-absolute life safety protection for an identified population of 704 critical/essential services personnel during the response to a land-falling hurricane.