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1. List some of the logistic concerns a Disaster Planner would have to address as he/she develops an emergency operations plan for this county.

2. Think about a man made event such as a bombing or shooter situation. Discuss the eight-step design process of the event you selected and apply it to a functional exercise. Use the steps to build the foundation for a functional exercise. This is the FEMA 8-step process:

1. Assess needs

2. Define Scope

3. Write Statement of Purpose

4. Define Objectives

5. Compose Narrative

6. Write major and detailed events

7. List expected actions

8. Prepare messages

*Note – I’ll award an extra point if you do this creatively with a youtube (or other video) or audio file.



1. List some of the logistic concerns a Disaster Planner would have to address as he/she develops an emergency operations plan for this county.

  1. Identify transportation resources that will be available for the evacuation operations.
  2. Maps for evacuation routes.
  3. Disaster planner should know what facilities they are using and where they are located.
  4. Shelter for health, medical personnel, and patients.
  5. Essential supplies to meet the need of evacuees such as food, water, medical supplies, sensation device, Portable generators and lighting devices, gas, and food for animals.

Active shooter event in a school in TX.

  1. Assess needs

we are doing this exercise because active shooter event happened several times recently and unfortunately it happened to one of the schools in our district. Our school district needs to have an exercise at least one time a year to be prepared.

2. Define Scope

evaluate current response concepts, plan, and capabilities for active shooter incident at TX school district. We will focus on response roles of 1. Public information. 2. Public safety. 3. Emergency management.

  1. Write Statement of Purpose.

The purpose of stimulating active shooter exercise is to test and improve the following:

  1. Public information and communication.
  2. Secure school and surrounding area.
  3. Evacuation.
  4. Relocation of school children.

By involving the following agencies:

  1. Public works.
  2. Emergency management.
  3. Law enforcement.
  4. Fire
  5. Red Cross.
  6. School district safety department.
  1. Define Objectives.

1. Assist participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively conduct all-hazards emergency response.

2. Assess the evacuation method in the school.

5. Compose Narrative

It is Monday, 10:00 A.M., children just start their first day of school and they were busy finding their new classroom and meeting new classmate. 15 minutes later, students were screaming out after they listen to the sounds of the gun shoot. 911 receive call from the school security office, EMS arrived in the school within 5 minutes.

6. Write major and detailed events

Major event 1: Active shooter

Major event 2: children and staff in the school are in danger, multiple injured students and staff.

Major event 3: road traffic near the school caused by parents and resident near the school.

7. List expected actions

1. notify police, EMS and SWAT team to secure the area.

  1. control gunfire by the police and SWAT team.
  2. EMS and Red cross will treat any life-threatening condition.
  3. Evacuate staff and children from school as soon as possible.
  4. Prepare messages

Message: Telephone- call Red Cross to notify them about the event and request shelter for students and staff.

Message: Telephone- call children parents and let them know that the situation is controlled.

DHS. (n.d.). ACTIVE SHOOTER HOW TO RESPOND. Retrieved from

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2. The Liberty County HVA (ESSD) includes 24 areas. Choose any two of those areas (except hurricanes) and comment.

3.1.6 Wildland Fires. Comparing the write up from hurricanes to the wildland fires they did not include any maps of try to identify high vulnerability areas. They also only mentioned firefighting resources they did not include police or EMS. Police would be needed to clear roads and possibly people from potential communities in the fires path. They did not include any of the Park rangers, or park staff. The use of the national weather service to predict winds could be critical as well. They did do a fare job describing the duration scope and intensity.

3.1.7 Severe Weather. They did not define National Weather Service NWS. They also based frequency of severe weather events on experience? Whos experience? Frequency should be coming from records of weather recorded for the area, hard data not experience.

4. Think about a man made event such as a bombing or shooter situation. Discuss the eight-step design process of the event you selected and apply it to a functional exercise. Use the steps to build the foundation for a functional exercise. This is the FEMA 8-step process:

Active shooter event in the city of Philadelphia in two separate locations. Art museum Steps and Reding terminal on a Saturday afternoon during high tourist hours.

1. Assess needs: The need for this functional exercise is to evaluate the response time and capabilites of law enforcement and EMS to 2 separate active shooter scenarios in the City of Philadelphia during high tourist hours in the summer. The need is to insure the safety of tourist and the city from a terrorist act and to test the command and control of leadership.

2. Define Scope. The scope of this functional exercise (FE) is large, having two incidents with in the city at the same time will stress communication and coordination efforts. Volunteers will be recruited to play tourist to add to the confusion. Space will be limited in Reding terminal and the Art Museum steps during actual tourist hours. Time of the FE will be conducted on a Sunday morning between the hours of 0500 and 0700.

3. Write Statement of Purpose. The purpose of the proposed functional exercise is to improve the following emergency operations

  • Police response
  • EMS response
  • 911 communications
  • Mass casualty operations

By involving the following agencies:

  • Police
  • EMS
  • Fire
  • Emergency Management
  • Health Department

4. Define Objectives

Within 3minutes foot/bike patrol police respond to gunshot noise and start communicating to command through radios.

EMS Units stage for mass casualty evacuation to designated hospitals and stand by for all clear from police with in 5 minutes of dispatch call.

911 dispatch follows protocols of high volume of 911 calls from 2 locations.

Police Patrol cars respond to shots fired calls to nearest location with in 5 minutes of call.

Police eliminate or identify shooters with in 1-15 minutes of first shots fired.

Health department begins procedures to handle influx of trauma patients in hospitals in the City area with 5 minutes of mass casualty warning from 911 services

5. Compose Narrative

On the 4th Saturday of June at 12 noon 4 terrorist attacked Philadelphia. The shootings happened at the Art museum steps and reding terminal. Calls from eye witness, victims and patrolling police to 911 have notified response police, ems and other responders. The shooting had no advance warning and happened suddenly catching police and tourist off guard. Crowds of people have started to flee the scene , shooters could be hiding with in the crowd or have planted IEDs. Third attack site could be possible.

6. Write major and detailed events.

Identifying shooters and capturing or eliminating them.

Treatment and evacuation of casualties to hospitals in high traffic times.

Possibilities of IED , need for bomb squad clearance.

Second possible attack area, higher security in the city in tourist locations and transportation locations.

Control of scene, keeping media and floating people out.

Estimating casualties and fatalities.

7. List expected actions

Police: Identify shooters, detain or eliminate threat. Secure surrounding areas. Secure possible secondary attack locations. Help Provide first aid.

EMS: Set a CCP. Treat Mass bleeding victims, evacuate to designated hospitals.

Fire: assist in road blockages, staging for possible fires from bomb blast or arson. Assist in evacuation of victims

Hospitals: Notify other medical facilities as appropriate. Flex beds , prepare ER for Mass casualties.

Dispatch Center: Regulate 911 calls into regions and priority of calls. Alert police fire and medical supervisors

8. Prepare messages

From: Police To :Dispatch

Automatic Shots fired at Art Museum Steps at 1200 noon, At lease 20 people have been hit, Shooters are behind cover and concealment on west side of steps. Foot patrol attempting to flank from the north.

From: Dispatch To: EMS

Shots fired at Art Museum Steps, Minimum of 20 casualties, police advising to stage on south side of Art Museum on Spring Garden St. Prepare for mass bleeding injuries. Avoid Northside of Museum and Spring Garden Bridge. Additional casualties from secondary shooting at Reding terminal.

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