New Video Wall Installed at the Emergency Operations Center
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has been activating the Emergency Operations Center since its inception in 2011. For over 10 years, the staff of the Office of Emergency Management have worked hard to incorporate all the necessary tools to ensure that the management of an emergency is run as smoothly as possible. From humble beginnings, the Office of Emergency Management worked emergencies like Hurricane Harvey and the East Garage Fire. The Emergency Operations Center has seen many emergencies and disasters that impacted the university community. What started as a small conference room with two laptops grew over the years to a dedicated space at the Houston Public Media Building, which serves as the current home of the Emergency Operations Center. To meet the growing demand of the campus and surrounding community, a new state-of-the-art video wall was recently installed to improve response to disasters. This effort was managed by the Office of Emergency Management and Information Technology.