Crisis rooms are room types used to control and mitigate consequences of natural, technogenic and social disasters. It can be a permanent room at a government facility, or a temporary room, when assembled to address a specific ongoing situation.
In both cases, the main purpose of a crisis room is to connect multiple departments/organizations to one place, enabling real-time situation awareness for analysis, information sharing and decision making support. It is often equipped with workplaces occupied by delegates from different external entities – police, firefighters, ambulance, utilities, media, etc. Each delegate creates an overview picture from their department and serves as a 2-way contact point for appointed crisis teams within their organization.
It is also common for permanent crisis rooms to have several spaces with a different purpose nearby – a crisis room itself, a briefing hall, dedicated teams spaces. All those spaces can be connected to a unified video network and information to be shared accordingly.