Having read the material for weeks five and six as indicated in the Course Syllabus, along with the respective Weekly Course Lessons and the Weekly Course Announcement, research and select a recent man-made (technological), a natural, or a terror incident response scenario and write a clear and descriptive narrative that:
Provides an overview of the event and which summarizes how the Incident Command System (ICS) process was or might have been used. In doing so and based on your research, clearly also indicate:
The history and inception of ICS; and
The ICS component organizational structure – to offer clarity on each of its five elements.
Further discuss the extent to which the U.S. is prepared for dealing with catastrophic events such as acts of bio-terror and / or infectious pandemic outbreaks and present your position as to which potential, specific threat is most probable, in terms of our nation’s assessed vulnerabilities as you see them. You are free to postulate the means / methods by which you believe such attacks could be carried out and how they might be mitigated in terms of both response and public health consequences.
You will find the following material helpful in informing your assignment: “Bioterror: Anthrax, Influenza, and the Future of Public Health Security” by R. W. Johnstone
Research and investigation beyond those materials indicated in the course-ware will be required.