Washington State Emergency Management Division


EMD0001 State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Foundations - IN-PERSON

Thursday, October 19, 2023; 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (In-Person)
The registration period has closed for this event.

This course is offered in person at the State Emergency Operations Center

Course Description

This training provides State Agency personnel with basic information and skills to understand how the Washington State Emergency Operations Center during major incidents in accordance with the State Emergency Operations Plan.

Course Objectives
  • Identify procedures for activating the SEOC for a phased response,
  • Describe the authorities of state response and recovery as outlined by the CEMP,
  • Define the basic functions of the SEOC sections and staff,
  • Describe the planning process and its use within the SEOC,
  • Provide an overview of WebEOC to communicate, coordinate, and distribute documents,
  • Understand Situational Awareness and Common Operating Picture as it relates to the SEOC,
  • Describe the resource management process,
  • Define the practices of a coordinated public message,
  • Provide an overview of the Policy Group responsibilities.
  • Understand the role of the FEMA Integration (FIT) Team.




Proof of completion for the following courses must be included with the registration:


  • IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS) (any version)
  • IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), an Introduction




  • IS-230 Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • IS-2200 Basic Emergency Operations Center Functions



Visit FEMA's Emergency Management Institute to complete these Independent Study courses.

Student Selection

Course is open only to state and volunteer agency staff who perform duties in the SEOC during major events.


WA State Emergency Management - SEOC

20 Aviation Drive
Building 20
Camp Murray, WA 98430
The training will be held in person at the State Emergency Operations Center. Camp Murray is a secure military facility. Please review required access information here: CAMP MURRAY ACCESS

Course Manager
Sponsoring Agency: WA Military Dept - EMD

Course Manager:

Will Vance
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Manager
WA Emergency Management Division
Phone:(253) 512-7005



Please note:

*If you are a WA EMD Employee, please follow the 'post course' instructions listed in the confirmation email to upload your completion certificate.