Command & Control Centre
The Command and Control Centre is the nerve centre of operations where inputs from various sources are ‘fused’ together into a holistic picture to provide better appreciation by the decision maker at each level. The nature of the C&C Centre may vary at each level. At the national or state level it may comprise of a large data wall with a vast set of displays, with several personnel monitoring different aspects, showing the situation as it unfolds across the state. At the district or town level it may be no more than a single tablet and hand-held UHF radio for receiving inputs and sending instructions, along with a blackboard for updating status. The important point is that at each level, the decision maker must get steady inputs that need to be entered into a central database, or passed on to others while instructions for resource allocation need to go out in real time over a reliable medium, for the disaster management effort to succeed.