I AM WRITING ABOUT ****** Future Preemptive measures to be accomplished/How the City/leadership can be more prepared in the future. ********
The simulation activity is based on the physical characteristics and resources of a fictional city. A Disaster Landing Group Simulation Assignment Guide is provided in the Course-at-a-Glance area. The guide is a valuable tool that will help you successfully prepare for and undertake the group simulation exercise and then to prepare your AAR. The exercise will focus on an operational scenario or a planning scenario, and will include the development of an after-action report (AAR). This exercise will be completed in a group environment. Use your study group area to document your work to include planning, comments, notes, paper drafts and posting your final group synthesis paper.
This is a group assignment. Groups will be assigned. The simulation will take 2-3 hours (without interruption) to complete. The simulation must be completed at one sitting.
As a group, also conduct some research on an actual hazard event that has occurred in your simulation. For example, if your scenario involves a flood, research an actual flood event. (Hint, type “flood After Action Reports” in an Internet search engine.) Find an after action report or detailed synopsis. While your AAR should be focused on the results of the simulation, it should be “informed” by your actual hazard event research, by discussing the results of your research and incorporating references to support your writing.
The Simulation is worth 100 points and is 20% of your final grade. The body of the AAR shall be 6 to 10 pages, excluding other material such as the cover page, table of contents, graphics and tables, and references. The paper shall be presented in APA (6th edition) format, all margins should be 1”, 12 point font, and be in either Arial or New Times Roman font style. In the following descending order of preference, information sources must be either peer-reviewed articles, government reports, or other sources approved by your instructor. Internet information sources from other than authoritative sources are discouraged. See the Simulation Assignment grading rubric for more information.
Please use the following naming convention when submitting your assignment “Lastname_Assignment name_ HMLS495.doc”. All files should be submitted in MS word or other editable software compatible with MS word. PDF assignments are not acceptable.
Each group member must submit the same paper. The professor will choose one paper from the group to grade.
Each group member must also complete an evaluation that will factor into the grade provided for the “group member evaluation” portion shown in the table above. Each group member may not get the same grade as the group member evaluation portion will be determined by other group members. These evaluations will be kept confidential. Not submitting group evaluation form, or submitting them late will result in a late penalty. The form is available in the Course at a Glance > HMLS 495 Group Participation Form.
1. Future Preemptive measures to be accomplished/How the City/leadership can be more prepared in the future. (Jimmy)
Highway- main way transportation/evacuation
Ecological monitoring – monitor wetlands/sensitive areas – prevent disease
Build seawall – on island
Building code update – be proactive for property damage
Zone affordable housing
It is 2 p.m. with map with small fire on a holiday weekend on the Island with a significant number of tourists, (approximately 2,000) on the beach and in town. A small fire occurs on the southern edge of the Industrial Park requiring apparatus and personnel from Fire Station #1 to respond to the Park. Personnel from Fire Station #2 move up to cover Fire Station #1. Half of the local police are also committed to the incident. The fire spreads rapidly and overwhelms local resources. At the time of the incident the tide is incoming and wind is out of the west.
SEND UNITS TO FIRE
CORDON AREA (UP TO BRIGDE) – STOP TRAFFIC – EVACUATING DISASTER LANDING
A large explosion occurs as a result of the fire at the Industrial Park. A 100,000 gallon chemical tank is burning. The fire department advises that it is possibly hazardous and the smoke from the fire is moving toward the bridge. Given these conditions the mayor has activated the emergency operations center (EOC). You and your team members will be able to be at the EOC within five minutes. You are required to travel to the site.
TRAVEL TO EOC
INCREASE CORDON SIZE (TO PUBLIC WORKS OFFICE) – EVACUATION DISTANCES
All team members are on site at the EOC and it becomes operational. Because of the existing conditions your team members are the only people available to staff the EOC. Any and all actions must be voted on and decided by the team.
Your task is to develop an action plan to protect life, property, and the environment. As in any emergency situation the saving of lives is the most important priority. Note that the fire is not in your jurisdiction and you have no control in its extinguishment, however, the effects of the fire are directly impinging on the island and you must manage this aspect of the incident.
The fire department reports from the scene that the smoke from the fire is toxic and can be fatal if inhaled in sufficient quantities. The police on the scene now report that smoke covers the Channel Bridge.
HAVE CNN DISPERSE PROTECTIVE INFORMATION
ASK FEDERAL ASSISTANCE – COAST GUARD ASSIST WITH EVACUATION
CORDON OFF ENTIRE BAY
REQUEST FEMA ASSISTANCE WITH GOVONERS HELP (WITH HIS APPROVAL)
ESTABLISH NEW HOSPITAL/COMMAND POST OUTSIDE CORDONED AREA
A large group of people tried to exit the island over the bridge leading to mass casualties, abandoned vehicles, and gridlock. The bridge is unavailable. Approximately 5,500 people are dead on the Island. There is untold ecological damage, air pollution, and runoff. Water and sewer systems have been shutdown to prevent the spread of toxic chemicals. The Governor’s Office has advised that it will be at least 24 hours before people can be evacuated off the island because the fire is still uncontrolled and all local resources have been directed towards its extinguishment. Approximately 6,500 people are sheltered at the high school with limited sanitary conditions, water and food, medications, physical security, or pet care facilities. Your task is to develop an action plan to meet the physical needs of the survivors for the next 24 hours.
RECOVERY FOCUS (CLEAN POLLUSION – REPAIR DAMAGES – ASSIST FAMILIES COMMUINITY RELIEF)
ASK MILITARY HUMANITARY ASSISTANCE/AIR LIFTS
SPLIT HOUSING LOCATIONS WITH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
REQUEST ASSITANCE TO CLEAR OUT BRIDGE AND ISLAND