14. Operations rooms
It is highly advisable to set up an emergency operations room for managing the emergency response. This helps internal information management and coordination. The IMO can coordinate the setting up of the operations room. The operations room should have critical reference information available in one place, such as maps, meeting schedules, funding matrices and staff movement boards. For a full list of what should be put in an operations room, see Annex 42.19 Emergency Operations Room checklist.