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TC Emergency Response Oversight Committee (EROC)

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Effective public safety response in a multi-jurisdictional setting as in Tompkins County requires a high level of coordination, cooperation, and communication among first responders and across many agencies and municipalities through common emergency communications systems, shared resources and technologies, and unified and standardized operating protocols and procedures.

The mission of EROC is to ensure interoperability and access to shared tools and resources to promote a highly functioning response network that respects local, state, and federal prerogatives, and instills accepted, uniform standards of response and incident management principles within the community.

EROC will jointly plan, implement, and enforce standards concerning the use of these shared resources and will provide a self-governing framework to achieve compliance with established policies, procedures, and practices to safeguard the investments and integrity of all participants, systems, and data.