Activation

IRESC Activation Levels

 : Standby

 

 : Low Conditions

Refine and exercise planned protective measures.
Ensure that emergency personnel receives training.
Assess facilities for vulnerabilities and take measures to reduce them.

: Guarded Conditions

Check communications with designated emergency response or command locations.
Review and update emergency response procedures.
Provide the public with necessary information.

: Elevated Condition

Increase surveillance of critical locations.
Coordinate emergency plans with nearby jurisdictions.
Assess further refinement of protective measures within the context of the current threat information.
Implement, as appropriate, contingency and emergency response plans.

 : High Conditions

Coordinate necessary security efforts with armed forces or law enforcement agencies.
Take additional precautions at public events.
Prepare to work at an alternate site or with a dispersed workforce.
Restrict access to essential personnel only.

 : Severe Conditions

Assign emergency response personnel and pre-position specially trained teams.
Monitor, redirect or constrain transportation systems.
Close public and government facilities.
Increase or redirect personnel to address critical emergency needs.