The Operations Program plays a pivotal role in overall FCEM&HS operations. This program is responsible for implementing plans and procedures developed by the Planning program and overseeing agency operations, including managing the Franklin County Joint Emergency Operations Center, during incident response. Through analysis and updates of constantly changing information, development of objectives and strategies, and coordination with internal programs and external agencies, Operations helps assure FCEM&HS functions efficiently and effectively during all stages of an emergency. Other functions include but are not limited to:
- Plan, manage, implement and coordinate emergency planning activities including resource management, operational readiness, and capability development.
- Develop recommendations regarding program goals and objectives.
- Attend emergency management meetings at the local and state levels; work cooperatively with county and city departments, other disciplines and jurisdictions to enhance coordination and improve emergency response capabilities.