is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out the principles of emergency preparedness and emergency management, or disaster management functions at a strategic level in an emergency situation, and ensuring the continuity of operations in Hays County.
Full Scale Activation of the Hays County Emergency Operations Center. In a full-scale activation, all primary and support agencies under the Emergency Management Plan are notified and activated.
Partial Activation of the Hays County Emergency Operations Center. This is limited agency activation. All necessary agencies needed to respond to the particular incident will be notified and activated.
Typically a "monitoring" phase. Emergency Management and Preparedness Division staff are activated and operating during normal business hours.