Category II – a serious situation that potentially affects the continued operation of one or more buildings, a safety or security incident, or an event that creates significant internal or external public relations concerns or news media attention.

Category II incidents require immediate notification of the IMT.  Initial response to the incident will be through established procedures and ongoing direction will be coordinated by the IMT.

The IMT will notify the Emergency Policy Group in a timely manner regarding the nature and severity of the incident, actions being taken, and any anticipated consequences.

Examples: Fire, bomb threat, or major chemical spill requiring a building evacuation or public agency response; severe flooding, extended electric power or other utility outage; outbreak of illness; security breach; death or serious injury; or severe weather conditions that may affect personnel or operations.