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Crisis Levels

The CMP establishes three levels of campus emergencies.

  • Level I can be handled in the context of normal University operations and resources.
    • Examples of a Level I emergency include: A minor lab spill (chemical) of a limited and containable nature, fire alarm activations, burglaries, assaults, vehicular and pedestrian accidents.
  • Level II requires the IMT to convene to ensure a coordinated operational response; no major policy or communications issues are implicated at this level.
    • Examples of a Level II emergency include: A power outage, steam leak, flooding or a water main break affecting a limited portion of the campus.
  • Level III, the highest level of emergency, impacts the entire University or a significant portion of the University community, requiring coordinated operational and policy responses.
    • Examples of a Level III emergency include: A fire, a major flood or hurricane, an active shooter incident, a terrorist attack or an accidental release of a hazardous material (chemical, biological, nuclear etc.) not confined to a single or limited location.

Additionally, the plan defines a “Watch” for normal operations when all agencies and organizations are functioning normally and a “Warning” when there is a pending or potential critical incident or event that may impact the University within 24 hours.

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