What participating agencies may be more or less involved in which parts of the plan development? Explain.

 

As a group, come to a consensus and select a community within the United States that one of the group members had addressed in his or her risk profile assignment. Using the community that you have selected, pick 1 of the hazards that was identified in the community’s risk profile, and write a hazard-specific emergency response plan that includes the following components.

Assignment Guidelines

  • As a group, address the following in 1,500–1,750 words:
    • Who will comprise your planning committee? Explain.
      • Identify public and private sector partner agencies and elected officials (if any) that should serve on the planning committee.
    • What are the component parts of the plan (be specific and detailed)? Explain.
    • What participating agencies may be more or less involved in which parts of the plan development? Explain.
    • Are there subject matter experts (SMEs) or other entities that should be involved in any one specific area of the plan development? Explain.
    • Based upon the emergency management concept of incident management that includes the phases of preparedness/mitigation, response, and recovery, identify the actions that will need to be taken in each phase as they relate to the hazard you have selected.
      • Identify the major challenges that the community and responders will encounter when responding to the hazard.
      • What solutions exist (e.g., mutual aid, contract services) to overcome those challenges? Explain in detail.
      • What should be the short- and long-term recovery goals of the community following this event’s occurrence?
  • Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

You must decide as a group how you will divide up responsibilities for drafting this plan.

  1. Title Page
  2. Executive Summary

III.       Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Purpose
  3. Communications Plan
  4. Interagency/Interoperable communications systems
  5. Language Usage
  6. Property, Procurement, and Budgeting
  7. Human Resources: Hiring of Maintenance Personnel
  8. Electrical Continuity of Operations Plan (Power Loss)

VII.     Recruitment , Retention, and Training of the Public Spokesperson

  1. Purpose
  2. Qualifications, Roles, and Responsibility
  3. Challenges
  4. Media

VIII.    Dissemination of Public Information

  1. Methods of disseminating information
  2. Restrictions on Release of Information
  3. Conclusions
  4. What complications will be faced regarding working and communicating with an                           ethnically diverse population? Explain.
  5. What complications will be faced regarding working and communicating with                               military personnel, aircraft, and ships? Explain.
  6. Recommendations
  7. Bibliography

XII.     References

XIII.    Abbreviations and Acronyms

 

Key Assignment #2

Ocean Port is a major seaport and shipping city with approximately 150 miles of open ocean waterway to the east. The socioeconomic and ethnically diverse population approximating 825,000 people forms a community of mixed occupations, businesses, and financial and shopping centers. A neighboring community, Restover, with approximately 132,000 people who normally make the morning and evening commute to work in Ocean Port, lies to the southwest, immediately across the quarter-mile wide river separating the two cities.

To the northwest of Ocean Port is an international airport serving three counties; a basic-training facility for the army supporting 3,000 soldiers forms the boundary to the west and connects to the international airport. The two cities have separate governments and infrastructures that include power; water; public transportation; telecom; oil/gas assets; and police, fire, and emergency medical facilities.

Assignment Guidelines

  • Students will explore the role of a community-based emergency response team for the combined cities and create, using a real-world scenario, a plan for common communications during a major attack against the electrical power grid serving the twin cities, airport, and military base.
  • Address the following in 1,250–1,500 words:
    • Your communications plan should consider the following:
      • Interagency/interoperable communications systems
      • Communications languages among regional response agencies
      • Finances and software and equipment updates
      • Hiring and training of maintenance personnel
      • Equipment training for first responders
      • Contingency plan for power failure
        • Keep in mind the possibility of electrical power be disrupted; all facilities dependent on electricity will be inoperable.
      • Recruitment and training of a public spokesperson
        • Purpose
        • Roles
        • Challenges
        • Media
      • Public information dissemination
        • What methods will be used to notify the public? Explain.
    • The plan must be written in a manner as though being presented to a city council.
    • The plan must follow a format including headings, subheadings, conclusions, and recommendations.
    • Answer the following questions:
      • What complications will be faced regarding working and communicating with an ethnically diverse population? Explain.
      • What complications will be faced regarding working and communicating with military personnel, aircraft, and ships? Explain.

Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.

  1. Title Page
  2. Executive Summary

III.       Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Purpose
  3. Earthquake Emergency Response Plan
  4. Planning Committee
  5. Identify specific public and private sector partner agencies
  6. Existing Mitigation
  7. Mitigation Improvements – Areas of Vulnerability
  8. DHS Risk Methodology
  9. CIP Resources
  10. Protection Plan for CIKR

VII.     Agency Involvement

  1. Identify specific areas of responsibility per agency for plan development
  2. Identify subject matter experts (SMEs) for each agency and their area of plan development.

VIII.    Incident Management

  1. Phased actions

(i)         Preparedness/mitigation

(ii)        Response

(iii)       Recovery

(iv)       Identify

  1. Challenges
  2. Solutions
  3. Short and long term recovery goals
  4. Conclusions
  5. Recommendations
  6. Bibliography

XII.     References

XIII.    Abbreviations and Acronyms

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