define and examine the types of terrorism and terrorist threats the exist today in the United States

Introduction:  The purpose of this assignment is to define and examine the types of terrorism and terrorist threats the exist today in the United States.  

The Assignment:  For this assignment you are the Incident Commander.  Using NIMS and ICS principles, establish a Command Post and “work” the incident below.  Explain the steps that you take from the first step to the last.  You should be prepared to explain your actions to the media.  Your response may be in bulleted format.  Make sure you cover each step in your response.

There have been multiple terrorist incidents and terrorist attacks on the United States since 9/11. Attempted terrorist incidents demonstrate that there have been continued attacks on America after 9/11 and that homeland security is now an extremely important program for law enforcement at all levels. They also demonstrate that homeland security will be a priority for many years in the future.

Scenario:  You have been dispatched to a critical incident, a propane tank farm leak with the possibility of an explosion happening at any time.  While you are en route to the call, the tank farm explodes, causing damage over a 10-mile area.  The press is calling your office demanding answers as to what you are going to do.  The public wants to know how to contact their loved ones who are missing.  You have mass casualties and resources are stretched.

Grading Criteria: You will be graded on the number of steps that you identify in this critical incident.  (A minimum of ten steps should be identified)

Resources:  Here is a link that may help with your steps.  You do not need to follow all steps.  Apply the steps to your scenario.  

https://opsmanual.uiowa.edu/administrative-financial-and-facilities-policies/critical-incident-management-plan

To Submit:  Upload your document and submit for grading.  Be sure to include all sources.