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Section IV: Situations and Assumptions

The table below provides a summary of the major hazards, detailing their probability of occurrence and estimated levels of impact. The list is not all-inclusive:

Fire Emergencies
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Minor Fire 3 1 1
Major Fire 1 2 3
Explosion 1 3 3
Medical Emergencies
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Death and/or Accidental Death 2 1 1
Injury 3 1 1
Food Poisoning 1 2 1
Mass Casualties 1 3 1
Serious Communicable Disease Exposure and/or Outbreak 1 3 1
Hazardous Materials
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Hazardous Material Release 2 2 2
Chemical/Biological - Spill/Exposure 3 2 2
Radiation Over-exposure 1 1 1
Transportation Accidents
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Automobile Accident 3 2 1
Aircraft Collision with Building 1 3 3
Automobile / Pedestrian Accident 1 1 1
Bus Accident 1 1 1
Evacuations
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Planned Events 1 2 1
Emergency Evacuation 1 2 1
Weather Emergencies
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
University Closure 2 2 2
Flooding 3 1 1
Ice/Snow Storm 1 1 1
Tornado 1 3 3
Hurricane 2 2 3
Severe Weather 2 3 3
Building Systems
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Telephone/Telecom Failure 2 2 1
Campus Wide Utility Failure 1 2 3
Limited Utility Failure 1 1 1
Campus Wide IT Failure 2 2 1
Limited IT Failure 2 1 1
Structural Failure 1 2 2
Safety/Security 1 3 1
Acts of Violence
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Active Shooter 1 3 2
Bomb/Intentional Explosive 1 3 2
Civil Disturbance 2 1 1
Homicide 1 2 1
Weapons 3 1 1
Vandalism 3 1 2
Hostage Situations 1 3 1
Threats
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Terroristic Threat 1 1 1
Bomb Threat 1 1 1
Personal Threat 3 1 1
Interpersonal Emergencies
Hazard TypeLikelihood of Occurrence
Low (1) Medium (2) High (3)
Estimated Impact on Public Health & Safety
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Estimated Impact on Property
Limited (1) Moderate (2) Major (3)
Sexual Assault 2 2 1
Stalking 1 1 1
Relationship Violence 2 1 1
Missing Student/Staff 1 1 1
Mental Health Concern 2 2 1
Suicide 2 1 1
Student Abroad Incident 1 1 1