Alert Levels

Level-0

NORMAL. There are NO known or potential incidents, dangers, threats or situations.

RESPONSE: Continue daily operations & schedules. Conduct ongoing preparedness program and maintain both readiness and awareness levels.

Level-1

NOTICE. Initial notification of current or possible incident, threat or situation.

RESPONSE: No deployment mobilization authorized. Implement Checklist::

1. Initiate intelligence gathering & documentation activities regarding situation

2. Begin portable (HT) radio and other rechargeable devices on “charge” status.

Level-2

ALERT. Local or adjacent OA emergency “volunteer” communicators have mobilized.

RESPONSE: No deployment mobilization authorized. Support requests may be possible.

Implement Checklist

1. Advise family members / loved ones.

2. Confirm radio programming for accuracy.

3. Continue intelligence-gathering & documentation activities.

4. Monitor 146.025 Repeater or 145.555 Simplex for updates and possible Resource Net

5. Initiate vehicle safety inspection (VSI) checklist. ( Confirm gas tank levels=FULL )

6. Start daily ICS-214 documentation. Record all actions / activity.

Level-3

STAND-BY. No deployment mobilization authorized. Notification of possible shift activation.

RESPONSE:

1. Confirm health/safety of all family members/loved ones.

2. Advise “out-of-area” emergency contacts of situation.

3. Monitor situation by radio (if possible or practical)

4. Continue intelligence gathering, deployment checklists & documentation activities.

5. Announce to Resource Net when you are “ready to mobilize”

6. Resource Net to initiate or create Travel Net capability.

Level-4

STAGE. Notification of full or partial shift deployments.

RESPONSE:

1. Establish and maintain communications with Net Control.

2. Confirm “safety net” operations, contact and frequencies.

3. Confirm all intentions with Net Control before implementing any actions.

4. Maintain daily ICS-214 for details (mileage, locations, assignments) and accuracy.

Level-5

DEPLOY. Full or partial assignment to incident, perhaps in shifts.

RESPONSE:

1. Follow all deployment instructions and safety guidelines.

2. NEVER leave your radio unattended (without authorization).

3. Contact Net Control before deviating from any assignment or instructions.

Level- 6

DISASTER. Disaster operations mode.

RESPONSE: Do whatever you can to help. Maintain a safe environment. Never jeopardize the

safety of yourself or those around you. Unconventional assignments may be necessary. Remember

AND USE your training and common sense. Keep daily ICS-214 updated.

Level-R

RECOVERY.

RESPONSE:

1. Confirm safety of family / loved ones / neighbors.

2. Replenish or replace all used or depleted resources.

3. Conduct vehicle safety inspection (VSI).

4. Implement plan for recovery to Level-0 preparedness/readiness capability.

5. Advise when Level 0 using most expeditious method.