Project #156777 - Local, State, and Federal Partnerships

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Subject Law
Due By (Pacific Time) 12/19/2016 12:00 am

Required Reading

Federal Government Partner Guide (2010). FEMA. Retrieved  from:

Kane, J. (2001). Incident command system and the concept of unified command at a terrorist incident. Retrieved from: [latest information]

Newman, G.R. and Clarke, R.V. (2008). Policing terrorism: An executive’s guide. U.S. Department of Justice. Retrieved from:

Overview of MSCC, emergency management and the incident command system. Health and Human Services (2012). Retrieved from:

RECP law enforcement and coroner/medical examiner subsidiary plan: San Francisco Bay Area regional emergency coordination plan (2008). Retrieved from:

Richards, E.P., Rathbun, K.C., Brito, C.S. and Luna, A. (2006). The role of law enforcement in public health emergencies: Special considerations for an all-hazards approach. Bureau of Justice Assistance. Retrieved from:

Required Websites State Emergency Plan:

Online Support for Bomb Threat Response Planning Tool.

Preparing for emergencies: University of California San Francisco Police Department.

Recommended Reading

Fire department preparedness for extreme weather emergencies and natural disasters (2008). U.S. Fire Administration, FEMA. Retrieved from:

Guidance for community HAZMAT response plans (2008). Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, State of Michigan. Retrieved from:

Guide to IAFC model policies and procedures for emergency vehicle safety (2014). International Association of Fire Chiefs. Retrieved from:

Pendleton, J. H. (2010). National security: Key challenges and solutions to strengthen interagency collaboration. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, June 9, 2010. GAO. Retrieved  from:

Wolshon, B. (2002). Planning for the evacuation of New Orleans. Institute of Transportation Engineers. ITE Journal: ITE 2002 Spring Conference and Exhibit: March 2-27, 2002, 72(2), 44-49. (Document ID:109205986). Retrieved from ProQuest.

Local, State, and Federal Partnerships:

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.

Many Emergency Management Plans include a working partnership with local fire departments and law enforcement agencies.  This case requires to review and discuss a specific plan to include the San Francisco Bay Area regional emergency coordination plan.

For this level, access the following:

  1. Federal Government Partner Guide of the NRF. The “Partner Guide provides a targeted index to information in the NRF core document that is specifically pertinent to local [state and federal] government leaders and emergency management practitioners. The Guide is intended to serve as a ready reference to assist users in quickly locating sections of the NRF that are applicable to local [state and federal] partners.” (Source:
  2. National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS works hand in hand with the NRF. NIMS provides the template for the management of incidents, while the NRF provides the structure and mechanisms for national-level policy for incident management.

Respond to the following:

  1. Explain the chain-of-command structure when receiving information about a possible act of terrorism in your city. The incident is confirmed to be the work of terrorists.
    a. How does the local law enforcer handle a case of suspected terrorism?
    b. San Francisco Plan: What is the function of the Terrorism Liaison Officer?
    c. Explain the involvement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  2. Review the NRF and the NIMS in reference to terrorism (e.g., explosions, shootings, biological attacks) and note the locations in these documents.

What do the documents note concerning biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear terrorism?

Assignment Expectations

Length: Case assignments should be at least three pages long.

References: At least two 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 (preferably 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 is recommended (but not required) for this assignment. See Syllabus page for more information on APA format.

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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