Decontamination Plan in Your City

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Week 4 – Assignment
Decontamination Plan in Your City
Identify two different facilities that may be likely targets of a terrorist attack in your community or city (e.g., water resources, city power supply, a football or baseball stadium at maximum capacity, a Navy or Marine base, an Army post, a high school, a mall, office buildings, a primary road into the community, a downtown city center, Federal Buildings, etc.). For each facility, address the following:
a.    Explain why these facilities are vulnerable and likely targets.
b.    The facility has been hit by a chemical terrorist attack. Describe the proper decontamination stage and initial decontamination considerations that are specific to the facility that has been hit in your area.
c.    Explain why your chosen initial decontamination considerations are important to this particular attack, and explain how, as a first responder, you will meet these challenges. (For example, if your city’s power supply is 20 miles from the nearest water supply, how will you cope with the availability of water?)
The paper must be four pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
WEEK 4 GRADING RUBRIC
Explains Why These Facilities Are Vulnerable and Likely Targets
Distinguished – Comprehensively explains why these types of facilities are vulnerable and likely targets.
Describes the Proper Decontamination Stage, and Initial Decontamination Considerations That Are Specific To the Facility That Has Been Hit
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the proper decontamination stage, and initial decontamination considerations that are specific to the facility that has been hit.
Explains Why the Initial Decontamination Considerations Are Important to This Particular Attack, and Explains How the Challenges of Decontamination Will Be Met By a First Responder
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains why the initial decontamination considerations are important to this particular attack and how the challenges of decontamination will be met by a first responder. The explanations are supported with specific and relevant examples.
Critical Thinking: Evidence
Distinguished – Employs persuasive and applicable information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Discipline
Distinguished – Autonomously synthesizes or draws conclusions by combining examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Experience
Distinguished – Creates meaningful correlations among experiences outside of the classroom to demonstrate an understanding of the given field of study and to broaden one’s own viewpoints.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.
Written Communication: APA Formatting
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Written Communication: Page Requirement
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages
Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Required Resources
Text
To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Homeland security principles and practice of terrorism response:
•    Chapter Twelve – Mass Casualty Decontamination
•    Chapter Thirteen – Personal Protective Equipment
Recommended Resources
Text
In order to add to this week’s learning outcomes, read the following handbook:
•    Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Text
Maniscalco, P.M., & Christen, H.T. (2011). Homeland security principles and practice of terrorism response. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
•    This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.
Article
Spencer, G. (2005, November). 9/11 panel makes recommendations for DNA-based identification after mass disasters (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH News, National Institute of Health site, Retrieved from http://www.genome.gov/17515637
Website
CameraPlanetArchive.  (2007, September).  South tower falls, shot front of Trinity Church (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.[Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJbGm7GE1tA&feature=related
Recommended Resources
Text
In order to add to this week’s learning outcomes, read the following handbook:
•    Chemical/Biological/Radiological Incident Handbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Article
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.  (2003, May).  Terrorist CBRN: materials and effects (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/CBRN_threat.pdf
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.  (1998, October).  Chemical/Biological/Radiological incident handbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/cbr_handbook/cbrbook.htm
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  (2008, January).  National response framework (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdf
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  (2008, January).  Overview: ESF and support annexes coordinating federal assistance in support of the national response framework (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-overview.pdf
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.  (2010, February).  Local government partner guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from
Week 4 – Assignment
Decontamination Plan in Your City
Identify two different facilities that may be likely targets of a terrorist attack in your community or city (e.g., water resources, city power supply, a football or baseball stadium at maximum capacity, a Navy or Marine base, an Army post, a high school, a mall, office buildings, a primary road into the community, a downtown city center, Federal Buildings, etc.). For each facility, address the following:

  1. Explain why these facilities are vulnerable and likely targets.
  2. The facility has been hit by a chemical terrorist attack. Describe the proper decontamination stage and initial decontamination considerations that are specific to the facility that has been hit in your area.
  3. Explain why your chosen initial decontamination considerations are important to this particular attack, and explain how, as a first responder, you will meet these challenges. (For example, if your city’s power supply is 20 miles from the nearest water supply, how will you cope with the availability of water?)

The paper must be four pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
 
WEEK 4 GRADING RUBRIC
Explains Why These Facilities Are Vulnerable and Likely Targets
Distinguished – Comprehensively explains why these types of facilities are vulnerable and likely targets.
Describes the Proper Decontamination Stage, and Initial Decontamination Considerations That Are Specific To the Facility That Has Been Hit
Distinguished – Thoroughly describes the proper decontamination stage, and initial decontamination considerations that are specific to the facility that has been hit.
Explains Why the Initial Decontamination Considerations Are Important to This Particular Attack, and Explains How the Challenges of Decontamination Will Be Met By a First Responder
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains why the initial decontamination considerations are important to this particular attack and how the challenges of decontamination will be met by a first responder. The explanations are supported with specific and relevant examples.
Critical Thinking: Evidence
Distinguished – Employs persuasive and applicable information from credible sources to develop an ample analysis or synthesis of the topic. Viewpoints of experts are scrutinized thoroughly.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Discipline
Distinguished – Autonomously synthesizes or draws conclusions by combining examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Experience
Distinguished – Creates meaningful correlations among experiences outside of the classroom to demonstrate an understanding of the given field of study and to broaden one’s own viewpoints.
Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics
Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.
Written Communication: APA Formatting
Distinguished – Accurately uses APA formatting consistently throughout the paper, title page, and reference page.
Written Communication: Page Requirement
Distinguished – The length of the paper is equivalent to the required number of correctly formatted pages
Written Communication: Resource Requirement
Distinguished – Uses more than the required number of scholarly sources, providing compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the reference page are used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
 
 
Required Resources
Text
To successfully complete this week’s assignments, read the following chapters from the text, Homeland security principles and practice of terrorism response:

  • Chapter Twelve – Mass Casualty Decontamination
  • Chapter Thirteen – Personal Protective Equipment

Recommended Resources
Text
In order to add to this week’s learning outcomes, read the following handbook:

 
 

Text

Maniscalco, P.M., & Christen, H.T. (2011). Homeland security principles and practice of terrorism responseSudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

  • This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.

Article

Spencer, G. (2005, November). 9/11 panel makes recommendations for DNA-based identification after mass disasters (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH News, National Institute of Health site, Retrieved from http://www.genome.gov/17515637

Website

CameraPlanetArchive.  (2007, September).  South tower falls, shot front of Trinity Church (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.[Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJbGm7GE1tA&feature=related
 
Recommended Resources
Text
In order to add to this week’s learning outcomes, read the following handbook:

 

Article

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.  (2003, May).  Terrorist CBRN: materials and effects (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/CBRN_threat.pdf
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.  (1998, October).  Chemical/Biological/Radiological incident handbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/cbr_handbook/cbrbook.htm
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  (2008, January).  National response framework (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-core.pdf
U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  (2008, January).  Overview: ESF and support annexes coordinating federal assistance in support of the national response framework (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/nrf-overview.pdf
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.  (2010, February).  Local government partner guide (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Retrieved from http://www.fema.gov/pdf/emergency/nrf/PartnerGuideLocal.pdf
 

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