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The __________County Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) {The administrative framework for terrorist incident response operations is outlined here

    Annex Q


    I. Purpose

    To develop a comprehensive, coordinated, and integrated response capability involving all levels of government.

    To effectively assess the threat of and vulnerability to acts of terrorism within the community, as well as, prevent, mitigate, respond, and recover from an actual terrorist incident.

Support is within two categories:

    1. Crisis Management Includes measures to identify, acquire, and

    plan the use of resources needed to anticipate, prevent, and/or

    resolve a threat or act of terrorism.

    2. Consequence Management Includes measures to protect public

    health and safety, restore essential government services, and

    provide emergency relief to governments, businesses and

    individuals affected by the consequences of terrorism.

    II. Authority

1. U.S. Codes

    ; 18 USC, 2332b (g)(5), Acts of Terrorism Transcending National


    ; 18 USC, 2331 (1), Definition of “International Terrorism”

    ; 18 USC, 921 (a) (22), Firearms

2. Iowa Code:

    ; Iowa Code, Chapter 29C, Chapter 708, Assault, 708.6,


3. County Laws, Ordinances etc.:

    ; _______________

    ; _______________


    III. Hazard

    1. Nature of the hazard {statement of the unique hazards affecting the jurisdiction}

    2. Incident {statement of the situations that would cause this annex to go into operation}

    3. Hazard Agents {Separate sections for each of the following hazards may be used, as risk area, treatment, etc., are unique to each incident. The plan for identification of the hazard agent may be included here.}

    a. Chemical: {Statement on chemicals as they may be utilized

    in an act of terrorism. A Tab with names of chemicals,

    composition, reference materials (activation, lethality,

    treatment, handling, mixture, etc.) may be created and

    included here.)}

    (1) Assessment of Risk

    (2) Risk area

    b. Biological: {Statement on biological terrorism. Reference

    material (identification, handling, treatment, lethality, etc., in

    a Tab) may be created and included here.)}

    (1) Assessment of Risk

    (2) Risk area

    c. Nuclear: {Statement on nuclear terrorism. (Reference

    material can be listed in a Tab and may include lethality,

    handling, treatment, etc.)}

    (1) Assessment of Risk

    (2) Risk area

    d. Radiological: {Statement on nuclear terrorism. (Reference

    material can be listed in a Tab and may include lethality,

    handling, treatment, etc.)}

    (1) Assessment of Risk

    (3) Risk area


    IV. Situation and Assumptions

    A. Situation

    1. Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, civil population, or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives or goals.

    2. Terrorism may take the form of:

    ; Employment of Weapons of Mass Destruction - BNICE

    (Biological, Nuclear, Incendiary, Chemical, Explosive) ; Radiological (legal radiological facilities (e.g., nuclear

    power plants, hospitals and other applicable sites, test

    reactors, etc.)

    ; Hostage-taking

    ; Sabotage

    3. The following facilities in __________County are at risk to acts or threats of terrorism:

    ; Governmental administrative centers or facilities

    (infrastructure) (post office, law enforcement,

    fire/rescue, town/city hall, local mayor/governor’s

    residences, judicial personnel (i.e., judges, prosecutors,

    residences, and offices)

    ; Critical Infrastructure/Transportation (major highways,

    secondary roads, tertiary roadways, dirt/gravel roads.

    Details may include interchanges, choke-points, traffic

    lights, traffic schemes and patterns, access roads,

    tunnels, bridges, railroad crossings, and


    ; Trucking/Transport Activity: (cargo loading/unloading

    facilities, type of cargo (HazMat? Weigh stations? rest

    areas?) Waterways (ports, docks, rivers, streams, lakes,

    reservoirs, pipelines, process/treatment facilities, dams,

    international roll-on/roll-off container shipments, hazmat

    [oil] flagged registry)

    ; Airports: (carriers, flight paths, airport layout (traffic

    control tower, runways, passenger terminal, and parking)} ; Trains: (physical rails, interchanges, terminals, tunnels,

    and cargo/passengers}

    ; Educational Facilities (schools, colleges & universities) ; Medical or Reproductive Health Clinics


    ; Hospitals, research institutions (nuclear, biological,


    ; Athletic/sporting complexes

    ; Convention centers

    ; Research & Development complexes

    ; Business and industry (malls, stores, mills, mines,

    factories, transportation nets, warehouses)

    ; Religious edifices (including shrines & monuments)

    ; Financial institutions (banking facilities/loan institutions)

    ; Military Installations

    ; HAZMAT Facilities: (302 facilities, combustion sites,

    generating sites, and treatment, storage, and disposal

    sites, utilities facilities, and nuclear facilities)

    ; Special Needs Facilities: (predominantly retirement

    community? Incarcerated personnel? Handicapped?

    ; Management & staff for any of the above

    B. Assumptions

    This plan will go into effect when a terrorist incident has occurred or a credible threat has been identified.

    1. The Unified Command structure and procedures will be in place to

    ensure an effective and safe response to the incident. Unified

    command is a method for all agencies or individuals who have

    jurisdictional responsibility, and in some cases, functional

    responsibility, to contribute to determining overall objectives for the

    incident and selection of a strategy to achieve the objectives.

    2. No one local, state, or federal agency has the authority or expertise

    to act unilaterally on issues that arise out of acts of terrorism,

    regardless of weaponry, equipment, or experience.

    3. Acts of terrorism may overwhelm the capabilities of government at

    any level.

    4. Local, state, and federal officials may define overlapping areas of

    responsibility requiring inter-agency coordination for the duration of

    crisis and consequence management.

    5. If adequate protective devices and measures are unavailable,

    responders cannot be required to risk their lives by entering

    NBC/WMD contaminated areas. Perimeters should be established

    until materials are identified, or have degraded to levels safe for

    first responders.


    V. Concept of Operations

    1. Direction and Control: Establish a command post and utilize the

    Unified Command Management System to effectively integrate and

    coordinate response resources and support from all levels of

    government. {Based on the above assessments (identification),

    wiring diagram/flow chart here with command and control laid out.

    Items may be hazard specific or pertinent to any, depending on the


    2. Communications {May elaborate on communications described in

    the basic EOP.}

    a. Security of communications among responding


    Stage resources away from the affected or contaminated


    Develop, implement, and enforce accessibility policies that

    will define who will be given access to the damaged and

    impacted areas, whether there are any time restrictions

    regarding access, whether escorts will be necessary, and

    what protective gear and identification will be required, if any,

    to enter these areas.

    b. Coordination of communications with federal responders.

3. Warning

    Notify the public of the threat, implement and advise the risk

    population of the necessary protective actions to take. {Describe

    how notifications will be made.}

    4. Emergency Public Information: Establish Joint Information Center

    to coordinate the timely and appropriate release of information

    during the response and recovery phases.

5. Evacuation/Sheltering

    a. In-Place sheltering.

    b. Evacuation routes/means of conveyance should be

    predetermined based on area and type of incident.


    Implement the necessary traffic control measures that will

    facilitate evacuation from the risk area and enhance and

    supplement site security measures following the incident.

    6. Mass Care {May elaborate on mass care described in the basic


    a. Safe location of mass care facilities

    b. Structural safety

    c. Health and medical services

    7. Health & Medical {May elaborate on health & medical described in

    the basic EOP.}

    8. Resource Management {May elaborate on resource management

    described in the basic EOP.}

    Activate mutual aid agreements as necessary.

    Provide for the security of evacuated areas, critical facilities,

    resources, and the impacted area to protect the crime scene and

    facilitate response and recovery efforts.

    Coordinate and track resources (public, private) and document

    associated costs.

    VI. Organizations and Assignments of Responsibilities

The local emergency service organizations will be integrated into all levels

    of government responding to the incident. Responsibilities are as follows:

    1. The __________County Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC)

    a. Serves as the primary EOC coordinating officer

    b. Leads and conducts meetings, conferences etc. to

    accomplish the following:

    ; formulate action plans

    ; define priorities

    ; resolve conflicts

    ; identify issues

    ; evaluate resources needs/commitment

    c. Ensures tracking and journal/log management


    d. Assigns local consequence management representatives as


    e. Ensures coordination with Public Information Office. f. Consults with authorities and agencies at all levels to identify

    and prioritize unmet needs.

    g. Serves as the liaison to state and federal agencies to

    support response/recovery efforts.

    2. The __________County Sheriff

    a. Depending on the situation the Sheriff may appoint an

    Incident Commander to provide the following:

    ; leadership

    ; direction

    ; crisis/consequence coordination

    b. Provides a Liaison Officer (LO) to the Federal Bureau of

    Investigation’s (FBI) Joint Operations Center (JOC) as


    c. Monitors crisis/consequence management actions or

    missions assigned to state agencies and offices. d. Establishes/maintains communication between the site and

    county’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC).

    e. Maintains close coordinations with Public Information Offiers


    f. Assists in the determination of additional resources that

    require the county to request assistance from state and

    federal resources.

    g. Assists in the development of Standard Operating

    Procedures (SOP) and other guidance documents as

    applicable for crisis/consequence management issues. h. Assists in providing investigative services/actions.

    3. The __________ Fire Department/s and EMS Units

a. Fire Departments

    i. Develops procedures to employ personnel and

    resources to support crisis/consequence

    management efforts.

    ii. Provides technical assistance to law enforcement and

    other agencies with regard to devices, weapons, &

    explosives in response to a terrorist incident.

    ; Investigative assistance


    ; Training

    ; Decontamination coordination or support

b. EMS Units

    i. Establishes and carries out protocols such as:

    ; Scene Command

    ; EOC/Command Post Liaison

    ; Communications

    ; Emergency support functions (field)

    5. The __________ Health Department/s and Human Services Offices

a. Health Departments

    i. Develop procedures that identify how personnel and

    resources will be employed in support of

    crisis/consequence management efforts, for example:

    ; Threat/agent assessments

    ; Epidemiological investigations

    ; Hazard identification

    ; Hazard reduction/decontamination

    ; Iowa Department of Public liaison & coordination

    ; Arrange & coordinate pharmaceutical support as


b. Human Services

    i. Coordinate with the emergency management

    coordinator on response and recovery actions.

    ii. Provide or coordinate mental health services for

    victims and first responders involved in a terrorism


    6. The __________ County Attorney

    a. Provides intelligence and investigative resources for

    crisis/consequence management efforts as required.

    b. Maintains representative liaison with EOC, JOC, or other

    localities/facilities as directed.


7. The __________ Engineering and Public Works Offices

    a. Assist with site-area damage assessment.

    b. Assist and or coordinate site-area clearances and


    c. Provide/coordinate the contracting for material resources


8. Other State Support

9. Other Federal Support

    VII. Recovery

    Upon completion of the crime investigation, recovery efforts will focus on restoring the scene to its condition prior to the incident. The following actions may be necessary:

    a. Continue to monitor area for any residual after-effects, as


b. Maintain protective actions as the situation dictates.

    c. Continue to coordinate and track resources and document costs.

    d. Continue to keep public informed of the recovery efforts.

    e. Develop and implement long-term environmental decontamination

    plan, as necessary, in coordination with the appropriate local, state

    and federal government agencies.

    VIII. Training and Exercising

    Response personnel in _____________County will receive Terrorism awareness/operational level training, in order to enhance their ability to recognize situations that may acts of terrorism.

    This training will integrate state and federal training programs in support of state and federal guidance.

    Such training will focus on tactical operations for explosive, nuclear, biological, and chemical agents.


    IX. Administration and Logistics

{The administrative framework for terrorist incident response operations is

    outlined here.}

1. General support requirements

2. Availability of services

3. Mutual aid agreements

    4. Administrative policies and procedures (e.g., financial


    X. Suggested Attachments

1. Acronyms list

    2. Key definitions

    3. Each of the hazard agents may have a separate Tab with

    subcategories and subsets of information specific to each, including

    departments and agencies that have authority and expertise

    relevant to incident.

    4. Index of chemical agents

    5. Index of biological agents

    6. Index of nuclear components

    7. FBI Joint Operations Center Organization Chart 8. Local Emergency Response Organization to Acts of Terrorism


    9. Potential Targets

    10. Bomb Threat Procedures

    11. Public Building Security Procedures


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