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Create an Incident

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Use the Incidents Manager to quickly create an incident. Upon creation, the new incident's date is automatically set to the current date and time. You can, however, change this information if needed.

Additionally, when creating an incident you can set the incident to appear as the default when users log in to WebEOC. The last incident selected as the default by the administrator overrides the previously set default. Despite the existence of a default incident, the user can select a different incident to log in to if they are a member of a group assigned to that incident; in order for users to access an incident, a WebEOC administrator must assign it to their group or groups.

To create a new incident
  1. In the Admin window, go to Incidents: Incidents. The Active Incidents page opens.


  2. Click Create Incident.

  3. Enter a name for the incident.


  4. If applicable, change the date by deleting the text and entering a new date using this format: mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss (month, day, year, hour, minutes, and seconds).

    Note: The format is based on the locale settings for international compatibility. If you use an invalid format or leave the Date field blank, you cannot save the incident and an error message appears in red next to the Date field.

  5. By default, the incident is created as an active incident. If you want to change it to an inactive incident, clear the Active check box.

  6. If you want the incident to appear as the default when users are logging in to WebEOC, select the Default check box.

  7. If you want the incident to be searchable using the WebEOC search tool, select the Searchable check box.

  8. Optionally, in the Comments text field, enter any additional information regarding the incident.

  9. Select one or more groups to assign to the incident:

    • In the Groups section, click Add Group.

    • Click one or more groups from the list. To select all the groups, select the check box next to the Name column heading.

    • Click Add.

  10. Select a master view:

    • In the Master Views section, click Add Master View.

    • Click one or more views from the list. To select all the views, select the check box next to the Name column heading.

    • Click Add.

  11. Click Save.

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