EOC Activation Levels
Once the UAMS EOC is activated in response to an incident or emergency, the incident commander assigns an activation level. The three activation levels used at UAMS align with those used by the Arkansas Department of Health and Division of Emergency Management. They reflect:
- Whether the impact on UAMS is minor, moderate or major
- The number of sites and agencies involved
- The support resources and minimum staffing required
In most cases, the EOC is in Level 1 (Monitor), a steady state of operation shown in the following table. As conditions change, officials in charge of the UAMS response raise or lower the levels to ensure sufficient staffing and response in accordance with our All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan.
ICS Task Organization Charts
UAMS’s ICS includes task organization charts that identify a standardized chain of command and roles. Depending on the impact an event has on UAMS and the EOC activation level at a given time, many or only a few of the roles may need to be filled.
Click the button below to display a PDF that shows the chain of command and roles used when events impact hospital operations at UAMS.Clinical ICS Task Organizational Chart
Click the button below to display a PDF that shows the chain of command and roles used when events impact academic operations at UAMS.Academics ICS Task Organizational Chart
Incident Job Action Sheets
Incident Job Action Sheets are the most detailed level of documentation used in the EOC during an event. The roles listed in them correspond to roles in the ICS Organizational Charts.
Each role has a defined set of actions and a column for recording when each action was taken. Actions are listed in these categories:
- Immediate operational period, 0-2 hours into the event
- Intermediate operational period, 2-12
- Extended operational period, beyond 12 hours
- Demobilization and system recovery