LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT/LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERSHIPS
Module 5 Case – LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT/LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERSHIPS
Local Fire Department/Law Enforcement Partnerships: Terrorism
Sometimes what appears to be a gas explosion, a local homicide situation, or a bomb threat may actually be instigated by domestic terrorists. Examples include drug-related terrorist acts, paramilitary radicals involvement, infrastructure sabotage, and toxins dispersal attempts.
The Emergency Management Plan includes a working partnership with local fire departments and law enforcement agencies.
? Familiarize yourself with the proper Emergency Support Function Annexes from the NRF Resource Center for this SLP. The areas of interest are:
? Fire ? Emergency Support Function #4
? Search and Rescue (SAR) ? Emergency Support Function #9
? Public Safety – Emergency Support Function #13
Required Readings: San Francisco Bay Area Regional Emergency Coordination Plan (2008), ESF #4, #9, and #13.
Respond to the following:
1. How does the local law enforcer handle a case of suspected terrorism?
2. San Francisco Plan: What is the function of the Terrorism Liaison Officer?
3. Explain the involvement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Length: Case Assignments should be at least three pages long.
References: At least two additional references should be included from academic sources (e.g., peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings must be included. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section (preferably in APA format).
1. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it must be enclosed in quotes.
2. Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper.
3. Format: APA format is recommended (but not required) for this assignment. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.
4. Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted, assignments are expected to adhere to standard guidelines of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence syntax. Points may be deducted if grammar and spelling impact clarity.
5. The following items will be assessed in particular:
6. Relevance – All content is connected to the question.
7. Precision – Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
8. Depth of discussion – Points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
9. Breadth – Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered.
10. Evidence – Points are well-supported with facts, statistics, and references.
11. Logic – Presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
12. Clarity – Writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
13. Objectivity – Paper avoids use of first person and subjective bias.