Arizona Response Structure

Arizona Response Structure

Write a 2050- to 2,800-word critical incident manual that could be provided to responder personnel for use in an incident. Use the Template attached as your example of

format and type of information needed. The professor supplied the template and told us to follow it closely. All areas below must be covered.

Create an incident and command response structure for all emergency or public service agencies in Arizona, such as police, fire, medical, and so forth. Ensure the

minimal components of operations, planning, administration, and logistics are included and fully developed to four levels. Be sure the manual contains all general

information personnel would need for rapid activation and deployment.

Identify specific personnel or positions for each function.

Provide scenario-based training

Event:

20 car crash including a tanker truck transporting 5000 gals of Hydrogen Fluoride. The wreak was a chain reaction due to poor visability during a monsoon dust storm.

There are several people hurt and at least 3 fatalities. Cars are on fire and people are trapped.

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Response Structure
This plan will serve as the framework to be used during an emergency and
specifically will layout responsibilities for those involved. This plan will apply to local
officials, departments, and agencies. Those that should be familiar with this document
includes the Mayor/County Judge and other executive staff officials, the office of
emergency management, department heads, agency heads, and their higher ranking staff
members, organizers of local volunteer organizations that provide support emergency
operations (CERT), and other who may take part in mitigation, preparedness, response,
and recovery efforts (XXXX County)
Activation
This plan will be implemented during the following events and will serve as the
guiding document for the required emergency response.
I. Emergency Situations:
J. Incident: A condition limited in scope:
1. XXXXX
2. XXXXX
3. XXXXX
B. Emergency: A situation larger in scope than an incident such as:
1. XXXXX
2. XXXXX
3. XXXXX

K.
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C. Disaster: The occurrence or the threat of significant victims and
widespread property damage, or both beyond the capacity of the local
government to handle with its available resources.
1. XXXXX
2. XXXXX
3. XXXXX
4. XXXXX
Objectives
The principle driving objective of this plan is to protect the affected areas health
and safety, and to protect public and private property. The duty falls on xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Operational Guidance
The first response to an emergency situation will be by emergency first
responders. The first responders will be in charge and xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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I. Setting up the ICS
a. XXXXX
II. Use of Resources
a. XXXXX

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b. xx:xxx
c. xx:xxx
III. Components of ICS
a. XXXXXX
Incident Command System
The ICS will be operational and manage emergencies. The rcs components of
operations, planning, administration, and logistics will xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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The rcs Commander is in charge of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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State, Federal, and other assistance
Cities have to ask for aid from the county before asking for state aid.
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Only the Governor of the state may ask for support xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Responsibilities
F or all emergency functions to be successful xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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All emergency services and support services will xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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The incident commander of the emergency services will xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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The police chief will have the responsibility of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Health and medical services will have the main function of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Preparedness Levels
The preparedness levels will be used as a way of determining the enhancement of an
alert position. Level 4: Regular Conditions – xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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Example
The following is just an example of how XXXXX County set up an ICP and issues
assignments based on our emergency plan. The event listed did not occur, but it might
someday give the amount of fuel trucks that travel on 1-10 West.
XXXX County Emergency Management Plan Form
Table I: SituationlIntelli ence
Overturned Fuel truck on 1-10 West at horizon
Table II: Mission

On March 30, 20XX a fuel truck caring more than 5,000 gallons of fuel overturned on
1-10 West at Horizon during rush hour traffic at 5:30 p.m. The fuel has spilled on the
freeway and is spilling down the gateway. This has caused the closing of the freeway as
well as the closing of Gateway west. This has caused traffic to back up for more than five

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miles and has caused the shutdown ofI-1O West for approximately seven miles to redirect
traffic. The Gateway will also be closed up to four miles from the accident scene. The
overturned fuel truck has taken up the shoulder and all three lanes of traffic. This has
prompted the response of a multiple agencies and the activation of several inner local
agreements and has required the activation of commercial contracts as well. This incident
occurred in the County; therefore the Sheriff has been advised. The traffic back up has
affected the City ofXXXX; therefore, the City Mayor, the city chief of police, and the
city fire chief has been advised. The cleanup and the spill of fuel will take several hours to
clean up and as of this time and the estimated time before the freeway opens is 23:00
hours. The fuel spill might leak into the water supply and therefore environmental
services have been requested. We have also requested a cleanup detail and a tow truck for
the removal of the tanker. Chevron owners of the vehicle have arrived on scene and are
working along the HazMat unit for clean up.
Table III: Concept and Execution

Date: March 30, 20XX ICP set up on the
South Side of the
Petro Truck Stop

Date of
Activity:

March 30, 20XX

Time and Duration anticipated:
17:30hrs to 23:00hrs
Type of Activity:
(Search warrant, special
event, arrest operation,
enforcement operation,
hazmat spill, weather
related, etc)
Location(s) anticipated:

HAZMA T Spill /
MV AlFree way
closure/Traffic
control
1-10 West at Horizon
MM 40 affecting 1-10
West to MM 30
Gateway West at
Horizon to Gateway
West at Zaragoza.

Station(s)
affected:

1. Sheriff s Office
Patrol division
2. Volunteer Fire
Department District
one
3. XXXX City Fire
Department Haz
Mat Unit
4. County
Environmental

Personnel to be deployed:
Sheriff’s Office: XXXX
Police Department:
XXXX
Volunteer Fire
Department: VFD
XXXX City Fire: HazMat
Texas Department of
Transportation: TXDOT

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services
5. Texas
Department of
Transportation
6. XXXX Police
Department Patrol
Division
7. XXXX Water
utility
8. Viva
Environmental
cleanup services
9. Chevron
10. Apache
Barricades
11. Red Cross
12. TXDOT Public
Relations Unit
13. XXXX County
Sheriffs Public
Relations Unit
14. County Roads
and Brides
1. XXXX Patrol units at 1-10 and horizon
2. XXXX Patrol units at 1-10 and Eastlake
3. XXXX Patrol units at 1-10 and Zaragoza
4. XXXX Patrol units at 1-10 and Lee Trevino
5. XXXX Patrol units at 1-10 and Lomaland
6. XXXX Patrol units at 1-10 and Yarbrough
7. XXXX Patrol units at 1-10 and McRae
8. Volunteer Fire District one at Gateway West and I-
10 at horizon
9. XXXX City HazMat at I~10 and horizon
10. County Road and Bride at Gateway and Horizon
11. TXDT all areas of 1-10 West and East
12. County Environmental services 1-10 and Gateway
West and Horizon
13. XXXX Water utility 1-10 and Gateway West and
Horizon
14. Viva Environmental cleanup services 1-10 and
Gateway West and Horizon
15. Chevron 1-10 and Gateway West and Horizon
16. Apache Barricades setting up barricades at all on
ramps that are affected
17. Red Cross at the Petro Truck stop next to ICP
18. TXDOT Public Relations Unit Petro Truck stop next

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to ICP
19. Sheriff’s Public Relations Unit Petro Truck stop
next to ICP
Personnel Officer in Charge: Commander Smith (IC): (555) 555-1768
Assignments/Teams aw Enforcement Liaisons: Sgt. Brown (EPSO) (555) 555-
2697 / (EPPD) Sgt. John (555) 555-2081
Liaison to Fire: Fire Commander Lopez (HazMat) (555)
555-6484
PIO EPSO- John Jackson (555) 555-8776
TXDOT Liaison – Mark Silver (555) 555-8799
Environmental Liaison: Dr. Sunland (555) 555-8776
lxxxx Water utility Liaison: Scott Doe (555) 555-0011
Chevron Liaison: Drexel West (555) 555-7213
County Road and Bridges: Rick Gallop (555) 555-5600
VIVA Environmental cleanup. Liaison: Robert Goss (555)
555-6182
iRed Cross Liaison: Elroy Zury- (555) 555-6615
Communications Channel twol Dispatcher County Purchasing Agent:
Plan/Channel Morgan Ramos Joe Loew (555) 555-9876
Assignments
Specialty Unit Utilization XXFDHazMat
Necessary?
Outside Agencies to be XXPDIVFD District llXXFDlHazMati TXDOTI
used?
(Municipalities, Schools,
Tribal, State, Federal)
Other County x County Purchasing /County Environmental/County
Departments to be Rode and Bridges/Red Cross
Utilized?
Traffic Control, Crowd The majority ofXXSO patrol units tied up/Calls will
Control, or other crime be back logged. Same issues for XXPD.
problems anticipated?
Special Barricades/Tow Trucks/Tractors/Dump
EquipmentlResources to trucks/lighting/units/HazMat material and units
be utilized? (riot gear,
command post, flexcuffs,
etc)
Vehicles to be utilized.
(Command post, prisoner Lower Valley Patrol Units
transport vehicles, rescue
vehicles, patrol cars,
unmarked cars, bicycles,
motorcycles, etc.)
Other anticipated Wrecker service for the removal of the vehicle by
transportation x

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requirements. AD Wrecker. Apache Barricades to set up
Evidence transport,
evacuation via commercial barricades to elevate patrol units tied up and returned
buses, unusual wrecker
requests, etc.) to service. ViVa Environmental for clean up and
disposal of spilled fueL
Unusual hazards/special Clearing of intersections using FDlHazmat
precautions lights and sirens. HazMat spill standby
gasoline highly flammable. requested On
Scene
Nearest Trauma Center? University Medical Center
Press Release Planned? PIO will be notified: Before Action x
After Action
Evacuation of civilians NO
likely?
De-escalation plans? No
Aftermath Duties Reopening of I-I 0 and clean up follow-up
Mass-Arrests No
anticipated?
(more than 10arrests from
single incident at the same
time)
Table IV: Administration

Supervisor Commander A. Division Support Section
completing this action Smith Services
plan:
Incident Same as above Division Same as Section
Commander(s): above
Overtime anticipated? YES
Contact Telephone See list above
Numbers:
Additional: Unknown time of completion
After Action Report 04-03-XX by Designated Personnel
Due by:
Table VI: Signatures/Approval
Original copy signed by Chief J. Doe on flle,

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References
XXXX County, Tx; XXXX County Emergency Management Plan; 2009;
www.xxxxx.com; extracted March 30, 20XX
Homeland Security; National Incident Management Plan; 2004; extracted March 30,
20XX
Doe; J; XXXX County Sheriff’s Office; Policy and Procedures Manual Ch.12; 2010;
Extracted March 30, 20XX

Hydrogen Fluoride: A corrosive colorless fuming liquid or gas with a strong irritating odor.

Used for: Making other chemicals, including gasoline, and for etching glass.

Risks: Breathing hydrogen fluoride causes extreme respiratory irritation, including cough, fever, chills and tightness, which may be fatal. Contact can burn the skin

and eyes badly, resulting in permanent eye damage or blindness. Long term exposure may damage the liver and kidneys, and cause other illnesses.

Substitute: Available. Two-thirds of the refineries in the U.S. already use safer alternatives to hydrogen fluoride such as sulfuric acid, which is less dangerous but

not danger free. Paul Orum, of the Center for American Progress said many companies have not switched because of high costs associated with using sulfuric acid.

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