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Emergency Management Scenario Two

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Emergency Management Scenario Two

Winter Storm

The City of Mertzville is facing an approaching winter storm system which to be appears strengthening and showing no sign of letting up or diverting. It has been snowing off and on over the past few days with 24-30 inches of additional to fall in the next eight-twelve hours. Parents have come to the school to remove their children early due to the weather and are reporting very bad roads with whiteout conditions in areas. Road crews are already unable to keep up with snow accumulations on major roads and are not plowing less travelled roads or neighborhoods. Many of the main roads are already needing to be closed due to white- out conditions and multiple motor vehicle accidents. Many schools report parents calling and being unable to get to school and expecting that their kids will to shelter in place for a night at school. The National Weather Service and State Governments have both issued a shelter-in-place recommendation effective immediately. A shelter-in-place requires procedures where citizens should seek a place of safety and remain (possibly for an extended period of time) for safety from the severe weather.

Overview: The City of Mertzville has is 78 square miles and has a population of a 198,000 people with two operational hospitals, three high schools, four junior high schools, and nine elementary schools. There are three police stations, seven fire stations, and one National Guard training center for resources. Mertzville has very little public transportation and the majority of transportation is via personal vehicle. The City of Mertzville has sufficient food supplies in local shelters and food banks however there has been no delivery plan implemented yet.

Your learning team assignment requires a response plan to the severe winter weather and implementation plan for Incident Command System (ICS). As part of this assignment your learning team must:

Create a 1050-1400 word detailed executive summary and operations plan detailing:

1) Initial response

2) Incident management/establishment including ICS Org. Chart

3) Demobilization of resources

4) Restoration

5) Recovery approach to the Winter Storm emergency management scenario

Create a 15-20 slide PowerPoint presentation detailing your learning teams’ initial emergency response, incident management (ICS) establishment, and overall approach to the emergency management scenario. Your presentation must include the following:

· An overview of the emergency management incident

· Initial response, roles, and assignment of first responders (patrol officers, fire, ems)

· The full range of Incident Command System (ICS) including:

· command, structure, sections, positions, and roles.

· All positions must be documented by title, role, and assignment, with assigned personnel for each position.

· You must have all roles included in a proper detailed organization chart.

· Public information statement

· Social media approach and information dissemination

· Traffic plan

· Evacuation plan

· Medical plan

· Demobilization plan

· Mitigation concerns must be addressed with an area recovery plan

Answer the following questions at the end of your presentation:

· Should there be national standards for emergency management operations plans at large-scale sporting events?

· How do you notify citizens or give better response and evacuation instructions?

· How do you deal with internal communications of those working in the explosive environment and may not be able to utilize radios/communication equipment?

· What are your plans for documenting the event for future training and response approaches?

How can training be improved for better response to future emergency preparedness and incidents?

You have the flexibility to improvise or realistically create information or details not included in the emergency management materials. Critical elements of this assignment focus on your team’s ability to understand differing ways and means to apply the emergency management process and approach to safely manage critical incidents. These incidents often involve tough decisions including assignments, personnel, equipment, training, and other factors affecting employees.

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