About the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Regional Operations Center

About the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Regional Operations Center (ROC) 

The Regional Operations Center (ROC) provides a central location for interagency and inter-jurisdictional coordination and executive decision-making to better manage disaster response and recovery in our community.  Local officials can assemble at this fixed-site facility to plan and coordinate effective responses to dangerous events such as tornadoes, floods, terror attacks, and other large incidents in accordance with the Hamilton County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

The Regional Operations Center is designed to foster effective communications to build situational awareness and establish a common operational picture for all involved in the incident response.  The facility and its staff serve to support Incident Commanders and jurisdiction leadership through information collection, evaluation, display and dissemination; establishing of clear priorities; short- and long-term planning; efficient resource management; and coordination of damage assessment and other recovery operations.

Under the Ohio Revised Code, the Regional Operations Center is­ the link between the 49 different jurisdictions in Hamilton County and the state and federal resources that may be needed during and after an incident.

Through the fostering of non-political cooperation among all local jurisdictions and contiguous counties, the Regional Operations Center provides for a unified, synergistic approach to community disaster response and recovery – all designed to minimize loss of life and property in a crisis.