Managing Crises With Campus Emergency Operations Centers

Here’s how Superstorm Sandy prompted Stony Brook University to transform its EOC from a conference room into a fusion center

Can your campus emergency operations center (EOC) handle a large-scale disaster, as well as all of the signals coming in from its critical operations systems?

At the Campus Safety National Forum in Washington, D.C. on June 26 and Chicago Campus Safety Conference July 13, Stony Brook University Assistant Chief of Police and Office of Emergency Management Director Lawrence Zacarese described the challenges his campus experienced during 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. One of those issues was the size and set-up of the campus’ EOC.

In this video, Zacarese describes the transformation of Stony Brook’s EOC from a small and ill-equipped conference room into a fusion center that manages the school’s critical operations, such as power.

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Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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