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Week 5 – Final Paper
Recovery Plan
Develop a comprehensive Recovery Plan for one of the four scenarios listed below. Please note all of the Recovery Plan Scenarios listed below are hypothetical. No additional knowledge of the places named is required to complete the Recovery Plan. All of the information you need to create theRecovery Plan is contained within the hypothetical scenarios.
1.    Chemical Scenario: Chemical Attack on the Super Bowl
The New England Patriots are taking on the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl, located in the Louisiana Superdome. The Superdome’s capacity for a football game is approximately 72,000; and the stadium is packed to capacity with excited football fans.
At the beginning of the second quarter fans report a bitter almond smell coming from both the men and women’s bathrooms. Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), a colorless gas form of cyanide, has been released into the stadium via the vents in the Stadium bathrooms. Fans that have visited the bathrooms are experiencing the worst symptoms, while all fans and players are beginning to display symptoms of cyanide poisoning.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a chemical attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this chemical scenario.
2.    Biological Scenario: Biological attack in the US Congress
The US Congress consists of three Senate Office Buildings and three House Office Buildings, in addition to the Capital building. The Rayburn House Office Building has a large cafeteria, which primarily consists of a generous salad bar and a few food stations that offer hot items. This cafeteria is open to Members of Congress, Congressional staffers, and visitors, including lobbyists and constituents.
After the cafeteria has closed for the afternoon, Capital Police receive a phone call informing them all food in the Rayburn cafeteria was tainted with clostridia, which is a major source of botulinum toxin.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a biological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this biological scenario.
3.    Radiological Scenario: A Dirty Bomb in the Mall of America
It is the day after Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as Black Friday in America, and the busiest shopping day of the year. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is crowded with eager shoppers. The Santa Clause exhibit, which allows young children to have their picture taken with Santa, is equally crowded. A substantial number of parents and children have formed a line to wait for a picture with Santa.
One of the props used in the Santa exhibit, a large gift package, suddenly explodes. In addition to unusual metal debris being thrown from the package, there are glowing particles surrounding the blast site. Additional materials seem to be emitting heat, but with no direct heating source.
People of all ages have been injured by the explosion. Some victims even display signs of burns. Obviously individuals closest to the explosion are at the most risk for exposure, but the Mall was very crowded before the explosion.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a radiological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this Radiological scenario.
4.    Nuclear Scenario: Nuclear Attack in San Francisco
A small nuclear device with highly enriched uranium (HEU) has been detonated at San Francisco’s City Hall, which is in the heart of the city. The building and immediate surrounding areas are completely destroyed. Mass casualties are being reported.
San Francisco is known for its dense fog, mild temperatures, and cool breezes. The city is a maze of one way streets; and is also well known for its hills, which range from approximately 200 to nearly 1000 feet.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a nuclear attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this nuclear scenario.
The Recovery Plan should contain the following criteria:
1.    Explain the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas.
o    Explain symptoms victims will experience and display.
2.    Identify which government agencies (local, state, and federal) will need to be involved in the response to the terrorist attack.
3.    Explain the appropriate role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
o    List communication methods between first responders and involved agencies; and identify necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
4.    Explain the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack.
o    Identify the proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) that will be needed when responding to the attack.
o    Address how first responders should establish a perimeter and how large the containment effort should be.
5.    Explain what sort of decontamination procedures and equipment will be necessary to treat victims.
o    Identify the appropriate decontamination stage for the attack, and explain initial decontamination considerations.
6.    Explain the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve any evidence.
7.    Discuss the effect the attack will have on the area.
8.    This paper must be a minimum of 12 pages (exclusive of APA title and reference pages).
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
1.    Must be a minimum of 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2.    Must include a title page with the following:
a.    Title of paper
b.    Student’s name
c.    Course name and number
d.    Instructor’s name
e.    Date submitted
3.    Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4.    Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5.    Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6.    Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
7.    Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8.    Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
WEEK 5 GRADING RUBRIC
Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion
Distinguished – The paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.
Explain The Specific Agent Used In the Attack and the Effects Of the Agent on the Victims and Surrounding Areas and Explains the Symptoms the Victims Will Experience and/or Display
Distinguished – Comprehensively explains the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas. Thoroughly explains the symptoms the victims will experience and/or display.
Identifies The Government Agencies That Will be Involved In the Response k and Explains the Appropriate Role and Responsibility For All Agencies Involved
Distinguished – Identifies the government agencies that will be involved in the response and thoroughly explains the role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
Lists the Communication Methods Between First Responders and Involved Agencies and Addresses the Necessary Information That Will Need to be Communicated to the Public
Distinguished – Lists the communication methods between first responders and the involved agencies and comprehensively addresses the necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
Explains the Unique Challenges First Responders Will Face When Responding To the Attack, Identifying the Proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) and Addressing How First Responders Should Establish a Perimeter
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack, identifying the proper PPE and clearly addressing how first responders should establish a perimeter.
Explains the Decontamination Procedures and Equipment Necessary to Treat Victims
Distinguished – Comprehensively explain the decontamination procedures and equipment necessary to treat victims.
Explains the Type of Evidence First Responders Should Be Looking For, and How First Responders Can Preserve Evidence
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve evidence.
Discuss the Effects the Attack Will Have On the Area
Distinguished – Clearly discusses the effects the attack will have on the area.
Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.
Critical Thinking: Influence of Context and Assumptions
Distinguished – Clearly evaluates own and others’ assumptions and carefully determines the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
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.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Discipline
Distinguished – Autonomously synthesizes or draws conclusions by combining examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.
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 Fourteen – Crime Scene OperationsArticle
In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “DNA Identification after Mass Disasters,” read the following article:
•    9/11 Panel Makes Recommendations for DNA-based Identification after Mass Disasters (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Multimedia
In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “First Responder Concerns and Preservation of Evidence,” watch the following video:
•    South Tower Falls, shot front of Trinity Church (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.pdfU.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
WEEK 5 PREP
Instructions

Week 5 – Final Paper

Recovery Plan

Develop a comprehensive Recovery Plan for one of the four scenarios listed below. Please note all of the Recovery Plan Scenarios listed below are hypothetical. No additional knowledge of the places named is required to complete the Recovery Plan. All of the information you need to create the Recovery Plan is contained within the hypothetical scenarios.

  1. Chemical Scenario: Chemical Attack on the Super Bowl
    The New England Patriots are taking on the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl, located in the Louisiana Superdome. The Superdome’s capacity for a football game is approximately 72,000; and the stadium is packed to capacity with excited football fans.

At the beginning of the second quarter fans report a bitter almond smell coming from both the men and women’s bathrooms. Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), a colorless gas form of cyanide, has been released into the stadium via the vents in the Stadium bathrooms. Fans that have visited the bathrooms are experiencing the worst symptoms, while all fans and players are beginning to display symptoms of cyanide poisoning.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a chemical attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this chemical scenario.

  1. Biological Scenario: Biological attack in the US Congress
    The US Congress consists of three Senate Office Buildings and three House Office Buildings, in addition to the Capital building. The Rayburn House Office Building has a large cafeteria, which primarily consists of a generous salad bar and a few food stations that offer hot items. This cafeteria is open to Members of Congress, Congressional staffers, and visitors, including lobbyists and constituents.

After the cafeteria has closed for the afternoon, Capital Police receive a phone call informing them all food in the Rayburn cafeteria was tainted with clostridia, which is a major source of botulinum toxin.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a biological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this biological scenario.

  1. Radiological Scenario: A Dirty Bomb in the Mall of America
    It is the day after Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as Black Friday in America, and the busiest shopping day of the year. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is crowded with eager shoppers. The Santa Clause exhibit, which allows young children to have their picture taken with Santa, is equally crowded. A substantial number of parents and children have formed a line to wait for a picture with Santa.

One of the props used in the Santa exhibit, a large gift package, suddenly explodes. In addition to unusual metal debris being thrown from the package, there are glowing particles surrounding the blast site. Additional materials seem to be emitting heat, but with no direct heating source.
People of all ages have been injured by the explosion. Some victims even display signs of burns. Obviously individuals closest to the explosion are at the most risk for exposure, but the Mall was very crowded before the explosion.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a radiological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this Radiological scenario.

  1. Nuclear Scenario: Nuclear Attack in San Francisco 
    A small nuclear device with highly enriched uranium (HEU) has been detonated at San Francisco’s City Hall, which is in the heart of the city. The building and immediate surrounding areas are completely destroyed. Mass casualties are being reported.

San Francisco is known for its dense fog, mild temperatures, and cool breezes. The city is a maze of one way streets; and is also well known for its hills, which range from approximately 200 to nearly 1000 feet.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a nuclear attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this nuclear scenario.
The Recovery Plan should contain the following criteria:

  1. Explain the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas.
    • Explain symptoms victims will experience and display.
  2. Identify which government agencies (local, state, and federal) will need to be involved in the response to the terrorist attack.
  3. Explain the appropriate role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
    • List communication methods between first responders and involved agencies; and identify necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
  4. Explain the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack.
    • Identify the proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) that will be needed when responding to the attack.
    • Address how first responders should establish a perimeter and how large the containment effort should be.
  5. Explain what sort of decontamination procedures and equipment will be necessary to treat victims.
    • Identify the appropriate decontamination stage for the attack, and explain initial decontamination considerations.
  6. Explain the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve any evidence.
  7. Discuss the effect the attack will have on the area.
  8. This paper must be a minimum of 12 pages (exclusive of APA title and reference pages).

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  1. Must be a minimum of 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 
WEEK 5 GRADING RUBRIC
Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion
Distinguished – The paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.
Explain The Specific Agent Used In the Attack and the Effects Of the Agent on the Victims and Surrounding Areas and Explains the Symptoms the Victims Will Experience and/or Display
Distinguished – Comprehensively explains the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas. Thoroughly explains the symptoms the victims will experience and/or display.
Identifies The Government Agencies That Will be Involved In the Response k and Explains the Appropriate Role and Responsibility For All Agencies Involved
Distinguished – Identifies the government agencies that will be involved in the response and thoroughly explains the role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
Lists the Communication Methods Between First Responders and Involved Agencies and Addresses the Necessary Information That Will Need to be Communicated to the Public
Distinguished – Lists the communication methods between first responders and the involved agencies and comprehensively addresses the necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
Explains the Unique Challenges First Responders Will Face When Responding To the Attack, Identifying the Proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) and Addressing How First Responders Should Establish a Perimeter
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack, identifying the proper PPE and clearly addressing how first responders should establish a perimeter.
Explains the Decontamination Procedures and Equipment Necessary to Treat Victims
Distinguished – Comprehensively explain the decontamination procedures and equipment necessary to treat victims.
Explains the Type of Evidence First Responders Should Be Looking For, and How First Responders Can Preserve Evidence
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve evidence.
Discuss the Effects the Attack Will Have On the Area
Distinguished – Clearly discusses the effects the attack will have on the area.
Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.
Critical Thinking: Influence of Context and Assumptions
Distinguished – Clearly evaluates own and others’ assumptions and carefully determines the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
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.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Discipline
Distinguished – Autonomously synthesizes or draws conclusions by combining examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.
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 Fourteen – Crime Scene Operations

Article

In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “DNA Identification after Mass Disasters,” read the following article:

Multimedia

In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “First Responder Concerns and Preservation of Evidence,” watch the following video:

 

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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structions
Week 5 – Final Paper
Recovery Plan
Develop a comprehensive Recovery Plan for one of the four scenarios listed below. Please note all of the Recovery Plan Scenarios listed below are hypothetical. No additional knowledge of the places named is required to complete the Recovery Plan. All of the information you need to create theRecovery Plan is contained within the hypothetical scenarios.
1.    Chemical Scenario: Chemical Attack on the Super Bowl
The New England Patriots are taking on the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl, located in the Louisiana Superdome. The Superdome’s capacity for a football game is approximately 72,000; and the stadium is packed to capacity with excited football fans.
At the beginning of the second quarter fans report a bitter almond smell coming from both the men and women’s bathrooms. Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), a colorless gas form of cyanide, has been released into the stadium via the vents in the Stadium bathrooms. Fans that have visited the bathrooms are experiencing the worst symptoms, while all fans and players are beginning to display symptoms of cyanide poisoning.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a chemical attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this chemical scenario.
2.    Biological Scenario: Biological attack in the US Congress
The US Congress consists of three Senate Office Buildings and three House Office Buildings, in addition to the Capital building. The Rayburn House Office Building has a large cafeteria, which primarily consists of a generous salad bar and a few food stations that offer hot items. This cafeteria is open to Members of Congress, Congressional staffers, and visitors, including lobbyists and constituents.
After the cafeteria has closed for the afternoon, Capital Police receive a phone call informing them all food in the Rayburn cafeteria was tainted with clostridia, which is a major source of botulinum toxin.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a biological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this biological scenario.
3.    Radiological Scenario: A Dirty Bomb in the Mall of America
It is the day after Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as Black Friday in America, and the busiest shopping day of the year. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is crowded with eager shoppers. The Santa Clause exhibit, which allows young children to have their picture taken with Santa, is equally crowded. A substantial number of parents and children have formed a line to wait for a picture with Santa.
One of the props used in the Santa exhibit, a large gift package, suddenly explodes. In addition to unusual metal debris being thrown from the package, there are glowing particles surrounding the blast site. Additional materials seem to be emitting heat, but with no direct heating source.
People of all ages have been injured by the explosion. Some victims even display signs of burns. Obviously individuals closest to the explosion are at the most risk for exposure, but the Mall was very crowded before the explosion.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a radiological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this Radiological scenario.
4.    Nuclear Scenario: Nuclear Attack in San Francisco
A small nuclear device with highly enriched uranium (HEU) has been detonated at San Francisco’s City Hall, which is in the heart of the city. The building and immediate surrounding areas are completely destroyed. Mass casualties are being reported.
San Francisco is known for its dense fog, mild temperatures, and cool breezes. The city is a maze of one way streets; and is also well known for its hills, which range from approximately 200 to nearly 1000 feet.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a nuclear attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this nuclear scenario.
The Recovery Plan should contain the following criteria:
1.    Explain the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas.
o    Explain symptoms victims will experience and display.
2.    Identify which government agencies (local, state, and federal) will need to be involved in the response to the terrorist attack.
3.    Explain the appropriate role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
o    List communication methods between first responders and involved agencies; and identify necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
4.    Explain the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack.
o    Identify the proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) that will be needed when responding to the attack.
o    Address how first responders should establish a perimeter and how large the containment effort should be.
5.    Explain what sort of decontamination procedures and equipment will be necessary to treat victims.
o    Identify the appropriate decontamination stage for the attack, and explain initial decontamination considerations.
6.    Explain the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve any evidence.
7.    Discuss the effect the attack will have on the area.
8.    This paper must be a minimum of 12 pages (exclusive of APA title and reference pages).
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
1.    Must be a minimum of 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
2.    Must include a title page with the following:
a.    Title of paper
b.    Student’s name
c.    Course name and number
d.    Instructor’s name
e.    Date submitted
3.    Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
4.    Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
5.    Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
6.    Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
7.    Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
8.    Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
WEEK 5 GRADING RUBRIC
Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion
Distinguished – The paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.
Explain The Specific Agent Used In the Attack and the Effects Of the Agent on the Victims and Surrounding Areas and Explains the Symptoms the Victims Will Experience and/or Display
Distinguished – Comprehensively explains the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas. Thoroughly explains the symptoms the victims will experience and/or display.
Identifies The Government Agencies That Will be Involved In the Response k and Explains the Appropriate Role and Responsibility For All Agencies Involved
Distinguished – Identifies the government agencies that will be involved in the response and thoroughly explains the role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
Lists the Communication Methods Between First Responders and Involved Agencies and Addresses the Necessary Information That Will Need to be Communicated to the Public
Distinguished – Lists the communication methods between first responders and the involved agencies and comprehensively addresses the necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
Explains the Unique Challenges First Responders Will Face When Responding To the Attack, Identifying the Proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) and Addressing How First Responders Should Establish a Perimeter
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack, identifying the proper PPE and clearly addressing how first responders should establish a perimeter.
Explains the Decontamination Procedures and Equipment Necessary to Treat Victims
Distinguished – Comprehensively explain the decontamination procedures and equipment necessary to treat victims.
Explains the Type of Evidence First Responders Should Be Looking For, and How First Responders Can Preserve Evidence
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve evidence.
Discuss the Effects the Attack Will Have On the Area
Distinguished – Clearly discusses the effects the attack will have on the area.
Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.
Critical Thinking: Influence of Context and Assumptions
Distinguished – Clearly evaluates own and others’ assumptions and carefully determines the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
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.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Discipline
Distinguished – Autonomously synthesizes or draws conclusions by combining examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.
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 Fourteen – Crime Scene OperationsArticle
In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “DNA Identification after Mass Disasters,” read the following article:
•    9/11 Panel Makes Recommendations for DNA-based Identification after Mass Disasters (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.Multimedia
In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “First Responder Concerns and Preservation of Evidence,” watch the following video:
•    South Tower Falls, shot front of Trinity Church (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.pdfU.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
WEEK 5 PREP
Instructions

Week 5 – Final Paper

Recovery Plan

Develop a comprehensive Recovery Plan for one of the four scenarios listed below. Please note all of the Recovery Plan Scenarios listed below are hypothetical. No additional knowledge of the places named is required to complete the Recovery Plan. All of the information you need to create the Recovery Plan is contained within the hypothetical scenarios.

  1. Chemical Scenario: Chemical Attack on the Super Bowl
    The New England Patriots are taking on the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl, located in the Louisiana Superdome. The Superdome’s capacity for a football game is approximately 72,000; and the stadium is packed to capacity with excited football fans.

At the beginning of the second quarter fans report a bitter almond smell coming from both the men and women’s bathrooms. Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), a colorless gas form of cyanide, has been released into the stadium via the vents in the Stadium bathrooms. Fans that have visited the bathrooms are experiencing the worst symptoms, while all fans and players are beginning to display symptoms of cyanide poisoning.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a chemical attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this chemical scenario.

  1. Biological Scenario: Biological attack in the US Congress
    The US Congress consists of three Senate Office Buildings and three House Office Buildings, in addition to the Capital building. The Rayburn House Office Building has a large cafeteria, which primarily consists of a generous salad bar and a few food stations that offer hot items. This cafeteria is open to Members of Congress, Congressional staffers, and visitors, including lobbyists and constituents.

After the cafeteria has closed for the afternoon, Capital Police receive a phone call informing them all food in the Rayburn cafeteria was tainted with clostridia, which is a major source of botulinum toxin.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a biological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this biological scenario.

  1. Radiological Scenario: A Dirty Bomb in the Mall of America
    It is the day after Thanksgiving, commonly referred to as Black Friday in America, and the busiest shopping day of the year. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota is crowded with eager shoppers. The Santa Clause exhibit, which allows young children to have their picture taken with Santa, is equally crowded. A substantial number of parents and children have formed a line to wait for a picture with Santa.

One of the props used in the Santa exhibit, a large gift package, suddenly explodes. In addition to unusual metal debris being thrown from the package, there are glowing particles surrounding the blast site. Additional materials seem to be emitting heat, but with no direct heating source.
People of all ages have been injured by the explosion. Some victims even display signs of burns. Obviously individuals closest to the explosion are at the most risk for exposure, but the Mall was very crowded before the explosion.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a radiological attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this Radiological scenario.

  1. Nuclear Scenario: Nuclear Attack in San Francisco 
    A small nuclear device with highly enriched uranium (HEU) has been detonated at San Francisco’s City Hall, which is in the heart of the city. The building and immediate surrounding areas are completely destroyed. Mass casualties are being reported.

San Francisco is known for its dense fog, mild temperatures, and cool breezes. The city is a maze of one way streets; and is also well known for its hills, which range from approximately 200 to nearly 1000 feet.
Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a nuclear attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this nuclear scenario.
The Recovery Plan should contain the following criteria:

  1. Explain the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas.
    • Explain symptoms victims will experience and display.
  2. Identify which government agencies (local, state, and federal) will need to be involved in the response to the terrorist attack.
  3. Explain the appropriate role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
    • List communication methods between first responders and involved agencies; and identify necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
  4. Explain the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack.
    • Identify the proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) that will be needed when responding to the attack.
    • Address how first responders should establish a perimeter and how large the containment effort should be.
  5. Explain what sort of decontamination procedures and equipment will be necessary to treat victims.
    • Identify the appropriate decontamination stage for the attack, and explain initial decontamination considerations.
  6. Explain the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve any evidence.
  7. Discuss the effect the attack will have on the area.
  8. This paper must be a minimum of 12 pages (exclusive of APA title and reference pages).

Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:

  1. Must be a minimum of 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 
WEEK 5 GRADING RUBRIC
Organization: Introduction, Thesis Statement, and Conclusion
Distinguished – The paper is logically organized with a well-written introduction, thesis statement, and conclusion.
Explain The Specific Agent Used In the Attack and the Effects Of the Agent on the Victims and Surrounding Areas and Explains the Symptoms the Victims Will Experience and/or Display
Distinguished – Comprehensively explains the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas. Thoroughly explains the symptoms the victims will experience and/or display.
Identifies The Government Agencies That Will be Involved In the Response k and Explains the Appropriate Role and Responsibility For All Agencies Involved
Distinguished – Identifies the government agencies that will be involved in the response and thoroughly explains the role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
Lists the Communication Methods Between First Responders and Involved Agencies and Addresses the Necessary Information That Will Need to be Communicated to the Public
Distinguished – Lists the communication methods between first responders and the involved agencies and comprehensively addresses the necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
Explains the Unique Challenges First Responders Will Face When Responding To the Attack, Identifying the Proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) and Addressing How First Responders Should Establish a Perimeter
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack, identifying the proper PPE and clearly addressing how first responders should establish a perimeter.
Explains the Decontamination Procedures and Equipment Necessary to Treat Victims
Distinguished – Comprehensively explain the decontamination procedures and equipment necessary to treat victims.
Explains the Type of Evidence First Responders Should Be Looking For, and How First Responders Can Preserve Evidence
Distinguished – Thoroughly explains the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve evidence.
Discuss the Effects the Attack Will Have On the Area
Distinguished – Clearly discusses the effects the attack will have on the area.
Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues
Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.
Critical Thinking: Influence of Context and Assumptions
Distinguished – Clearly evaluates own and others’ assumptions and carefully determines the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
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.
Integrative Learning: Connections to Discipline
Distinguished – Autonomously synthesizes or draws conclusions by combining examples, facts, or theories from multiple disciplines.
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 Fourteen – Crime Scene Operations

Article

In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “DNA Identification after Mass Disasters,” read the following article:

Multimedia

In order to successfully complete this week’s discussion, “First Responder Concerns and Preservation of Evidence,” watch the following video:

 

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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