Alert Levels

LEVEL 1: MAXIMUM READINESS

Hazardous and dangerous conditions exist and are a direct threat to life/property. Maximum readiness requires multiple operational periods and many agencies to support a response from the Emergency Operations Center.

LEVEL 2: HIGH READINESS

Hazardous or dangerous conditions exist or are imminent and pose a significant threat to life/property. High readiness requires multiple operational periods and numerous agencies to support a response from the Emergency Operations Center.

LEVEL 3: INCREASED READINESS

Hazardous conditions exist but pose no direct or imminent threat to life/property. Increased readiness may require additional agencies to support a response from the Emergency Operations Center, based on the nature of the incident.

LEVEL 4: NORMAL CONDITIONS

No hazardous conditions are imminent and the normal capabilities of the Emergency Operations Center do not require the support of other agencies.