Discussion #1 Decontamination

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Discussion #1
Decontamination
Describe the four stages of decontamination and their importance in the decontamination process.  Explain at least two initial decontamination considerations, and why and when these considerations are important.  Support your analysis with appropriate references.
Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
Discussion #2 (My Last Name begins with “A”)
Respiratory Protection
Post your discussion for the topic assigned by last name (see below).  Support your analysis with appropriate references.  At least one of your responses to your classmates must be to a topic different from your assigned topic.
a.    (If your last name begins with A-I, answer this question.) Explain a Class One ensemble.  Include levels of protection, functionality, and limitations.  Identify the proper respiratory protection for a Class One ensemble, and explain how this particular device functions.  Provide a unique example of when a first responder would utilize a Class One ensemble.
b.    (If your last name begins with J-Q, answer this question.) Explain a Class Three ensemble.  Include levels of protection, functionality, and limitations.  Identify the proper respiratory protection for a Class Three ensemble, and explain how this particular device functions.  Provide a unique example of when a first responder would utilize a Class Three ensemble.
c.    (If your last name begins with R-Z, answer this question.) Explain a Class Four ensemble.  Include levels of protection, functionality, and limitations.  Identify the proper respiratory protection for a Class Four ensemble, and explain how this particular device functions.  Provide a unique example of when a first responder would utilize a Class Four ensemble.
Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
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
Discussion #1

Decontamination

Describe the four stages of decontamination and their importance in the decontamination process.  Explain at least two initial decontamination considerations, and why and when these considerations are important.  Support your analysis with appropriate references.
Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
 
Discussion #2 (My Last Name begins with “A”)

Respiratory Protection

Post your discussion for the topic assigned by last name (see below).  Support your analysis with appropriate references.  At least one of your responses to your classmates must be to a topic different from your assigned topic.

  1. (If your last name begins with A-I, answer this question.) Explain a Class One ensemble.  Include levels of protection, functionality, and limitations.  Identify the proper respiratory protection for a Class One ensemble, and explain how this particular device functions.  Provide a unique example of when a first responder would utilize a Class One ensemble.
  2. (If your last name begins with J-Q, answer this question.) Explain a Class Three ensemble.  Include levels of protection, functionality, and limitations.  Identify the proper respiratory protection for a Class Three ensemble, and explain how this particular device functions.  Provide a unique example of when a first responder would utilize a Class Three ensemble.
  3. (If your last name begins with R-Z, answer this question.) Explain a Class Four ensemble.  Include levels of protection, functionality, and limitations.  Identify the proper respiratory protection for a Class Four ensemble, and explain how this particular device functions.  Provide a unique example of when a first responder would utilize a Class Four ensemble.

Your initial post should be at least 250-300 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
 
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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