Session Long Project
Local Fire Department/Law Enforcement Partnerships: Natural/Man-Made Disasters
Locate 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
Also, refer to previous readings and required websites.
During a natural or man-made disaster, fires happen, people go missing, and people may commit criminal acts or become threats to public safety. One only has to remember the Hurricane Katrina episode. Your ERP includes your local fire and police departments. Memoranda of Understanding have been drafted so their functions are clearly delineated. Search and rescue falls under your fire department jurisdiction.
Scenarios (choose one):
1. Scenario: A powerful tornado has destroyed 60% of a business and residential area, leaving the town without lights. People have reported their spouses and children missing. Additionally, others have reported the sounds of gunfire. The state has been notified of your town?s devastation, and the National Guard will be called by the governor. Meanwhile, you are tasked to respond now. What will you do first? Who will you call out and why? Organize your response and cite your sources. Reference specific pages in the NRF.

2. Scenario: A major blizzard dumped 2.5 feet of snow, leaving your town in disarray. Such a storm is rare in your town. As IC, you have spearheaded a successful two-day coordination of essential services that include alternate use of transportation (e.g., procurement of five snowmobiles for police) and the establishment of alternate communications. However, 75% of major highways and secondary roads need to be plowed, but there are only five town plows available. The majority of citizens need to have access to supermarkets and hospitals. List what you will do first. Then discuss your plan of attack. Reference specific pages in the NRF.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Length: The SLP assignment should be at least 3 pages long.
References: At least two additional references should be included from academic sources (e.g. peer-reviewed journal articles). Required readings are included. The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section in APA format.
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.
Organization: Subheadings should be used to organize your paper.
Format: APA format required for this assignment..
Grammar and Spelling: While no points are deducted for minor errors, 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.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
? Relevance – All content is connected to the question.
? Precision – Specific question is addressed. Statements, facts, and statistics are specific and accurate.
? Depth of discussion – Points that lead to deeper issues are presented and integrated.
? Breadth – Multiple perspectives and references, multiple issues/factors considered.
? Evidence – Points are well-supported with facts, statistics, and references.
? Logic – Presented discussion makes sense; conclusions are logically supported by premises, statements, or factual information.
? Clarity – Writing is concise, understandable, and contains sufficient detail or examples.
? Objectivity – Paper avoids use of first person and subjective bias.

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