Emergency Operations Center Activation Levels

Level of ActivationDescription
Level 4Normal
Level 3 - Monitor EventSmall Incident or Event
  • Three or more agencies involved
  • Potential threat of flood, severe storms, interface fire, escalating incident

Level 2 - Partial ActivationModerate Event
  • Several agencies involved
  • Major scheduled event (e.g. sporting event or conference)
  • Limited evacuations
  • Resource support required
Level 1 - Full ActivationMajor Event
  • Regional disaster
  • Multiple agencies involved
  • Extensive evacuations
  • Resource support required