Situation levels help define the magnitude of the emergency and response that may be required.
LEVEL FIVE: This incident has a significant impact on the campus as well as surrounding jurisdictions, or may be a national incident. It will require the University to work cooperatively with outside agencies. This incident will extend into multiple operational periods. Example: A large earthquake or other significant natural event effecting campus operations, a terrorist act, a power outage affecting the entire region.
LEVEL FOUR: This incident is an event which causes loss of life or serious physical injury, or causes significant property damage. It may also include an incident causing a large-scale disruption of services on campus. This incident may extend into multiple operational periods and will require University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, or Campus Operations and Maintenance to seek the assistance of outside agencies. Example: A hazardous material spill affecting a large area, a power outage of the entire campus.
LEVEL THREE: This incident has the potential to threaten life, or may cause significant property damage, or disruption of services. This event may require University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, or Campus Operations and Maintenance to seek the assistance of outside agencies. Example: Fire of a building that causes evacuation of the structure or a criminal act that may affect others.
LEVEL TWO: This incident is an unplanned event that has the capability of impacting the health of the campus community, or may cause property damage. This event may require University Police Department, Environmental Health and Safety, or Campus Operations and Maintenance to seek the assistance of outside agencies. Example: a small Residence Hall room fire or a severe storm that results in the cancellation of classes.
LEVEL ONE: This incident is a minor emergency that can be contained using a minimal amount of campus resources and is usually completed within a short period of time. This event can include a response from the local Fire Department. Example: A minor medical emergency affecting an individual on campus, an unplanned utility service interruption such as a water main break or minor electrical outage.