Homeland Security




The intent of the SLP 1-4 is for you to implement the topics and materials learnt in the course to a “real life” scenario relating to a terrorist attack on US soil in

a major city sports arena.

Each module’s Session Long Project builds upon the other, so you will add the modular sections within one document like chapters in a book.

You will prepare your “plan” to address your own state’s specific particulars, e.g., if you are from California you can present a plan for the Staples Center Sports

Arena in Los Angeles.

Follow the general scenario and additional information and updates provided in each Module.

YOU are the Incident Commander (IC) for your City (of choice) and from this capacity and role you will address the SLP tasks.

Scenario General Description

Date – 1st August, yyyy

The Threat – Intelligence agencies have intercepted from a credible source a terrorist organization’s communication regarding a general coordinated plan to use

improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to detonate bombs at a major USA city’s sports arena during an event holding about 10,000 spectators:

3-5 suicide bombers strategically pre-position themselves around the arena. They detonate their bombs and self-destruct in order to guarantee mass panic and chaotic

evacuation of the arena.

1-2 large vehicle bombs (LVB) in a parking facility near the entertainment complex.

Finally, expecting mass casualties – the adversary agents will detonate an additional series of devices in the lobby of the nearest hospital emergency room (ER).

Time line – The communication states only a general timeline for the attack to be executed within the next month of September. No specific date is identified.

Planning Considerations

Geographical/ Location – choose venue and use Google Maps to map the locale and venue internal layout.

Key Implications – Casualties (about 100 fatalities and 500 serious injuries) will result at all incident sites and will include civilians, emergency personnel, and

the suicide bombers. The LVB detonation outside the venue will result in the largest number of fatalities and injuries due to the population density expected.

NOTE – Life in the city will not be disrupted and all planned public events are not to be cancelled – at this time.

Module 1 SLP – NRF/NIMS – Assignment (You are the City IC)

Choose city and venue.

See venue’s schedule of events (at least one per week.

Present maps/charts of the locale, venue, and nearest hospital.

Based on the NRF ((a) engaged partnership; (b) tiered response; (c) scalable, flexible, and adaptable operational capabilities; (d) unity of effort through unified

command; and (e) readiness to act), describe and summarize how you would prepare for such an incident at the state/city level.

Point out the priorities in your plan.

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