Monday, September 29, 2008

Emergency Operations Center

Last week, as part of National Preparedness Month, Sunshine Garden seniors took a field trip to the brand new Seattle Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Fire Station #10.

During a declared emergency, the EOC serves as the seat of Seattle City government.

The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art systems including: internet, satellite phones, video-teleconferencing, 800 MHz and short wave/amateur radio, 130 work stations, 27 LCD flat screens, and two 7' X 9' projection screens.

Unlike in days past, when it looked something more like this:

Thank goodness for technology!

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