Levels of EOC Activations

 EOC Activation Level

Activation Scope

Activation Example


Level 1
Normal day-to-day business activities.

Normal Business day, EPARM staff present with access to Emergency Operations Center (EOC).


Level 2
Office of Emergency Preparedness and Risk Management (EPARM) staff monitoring potential hazard development when there is advance notice.
Watching impending weather event. Conference calls occurring with EPARM staff, and/or City agencies and also with Anne Arundel County OEM and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency.

Level 3
Partial activation of the EOC, only the EOC functions requested will report to the EOC.
Ice storm – for short term operations involving limited agencies, such as Public Works, Fire and Police.

Level 4
Full activation of the EOC. All City department functions report to the EOC.
Hurricane, major snow storm - City affected throughout. All departments assisting in response. Citizens in need of assistance and/or sheltering. Recovery may be long term.