Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Response Levels

The University of Washington has three Emergency Response Levels: 

Level 1: A situation exists that represents a danger to the University, however, it can be handled by first responders from Bothell Fire, Police or EMS. While there may be some damage and/or interruption, the conditions are localized and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation is not needed. The EOC will not stand up under a level 1 incident. This is considered the “stand-by” mode.The expected duration of the emergency response phase is less than 12 hours. 

Level 2:  A serious emergency exists that represents a danger to the University that poses an immediate threat to employees, students, visitors, or the public. The expected duration of the emergency response phase is between 12 to 24 hours. The minimum component of the Crisis Management Team. Level 2 is an incident which is severe and causes damage and/or interruption of campus operations. A partial or full activation of the campus EOC is needed. The Bothell campus may be the only affected entity.

Level 3: A crisis situation exists that seriously affects the University community's safety, the environment, or operations and may be a direct and immediate threat to employees, students, visitors, or the public. It requires a significant response from emergency response agencies and is expected to have more than a 24 hour duration for emergency response. This level requires full activation of the Emergency Operations Group and the Crisis Management Team. Level 3 is disaster conditions in which the campus must activate the full EOC in order to address an immediate emergency response. Emergency conditions are widespread and the campus must be self-sufficient for a period of hours to several days. The campus may request mutual assistance from the City of Bothell, King County, other state agencies or other outside emergency resources.

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