EOC Tour Main
Outside the EOC
Air Filter System
Back to Shelter Tours Main
Back to Civil Defense Museum Main
This was the operations area of the EOC and is the largest room in the shelter. During my last visit in 2013 the walls still had all of the maps and chalk boards that were originally installed when the shelter was built. Some of the pictures were taken with flash and some without flash (It took us a while to find all of the light switches during the 2001 visit). The dates on these photos are mixed. Some were taken during the first visit in 2001 and some in 2013.
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Operations Room Details
The very first time I visited this EOC shelter was when I was very young. I think it must have been a school or Cub Scout trip to the planetarium in the Science Museum in the above building. The EOC was open to the public and you could simply go down the stairs and check the place out. I had a vivid memory of fallout shelter symbols being on the map frame corners. For some reason I remembered the symbols being on all of the maps. When I first walked into the operations room in 2001 the first thing I did was look at the map frames for the symbols. When I didn't see the symbols on the map corners I was a bit dismayed thinking I had fabricated the idea in my mind. When after looking around the place I spotted these (see above photo) on the layout drawing frame I was relieved. I did see them when I was a kid after all. I still have a foggy memory of the place in it's fully outfitted glory. I still remember the operations room arranged with desks and telephones. I also remember going down the entry stairs past the large "Dallas Civil Defense Emergency Operations Center" sign. Obviously that experience eventually led to the creation of this site.