Unit II Case Study
A department facing a crisis can easily find itself needing to release warnings to the internal members of the department as well as to those the department serves. Consider the following scenario:
You are the chief operating officer of a 250-member Fire and EMS agency in a suburban area of the United States. Your service area is approximately 150 square miles and includes residential, commercial, and agricultural areas. You are conducting a scheduled meeting with a member of the field staff, Firefighter/Medic John Smith. FF/Medic Smith has just informed you that he is considering filing a lawsuit against the department for lack of action on other members of the department that he claims have been physically harassing and abusing him. He shows you documentation from the last six months of written complaints that he has made to his chain of command and claims that no action has been taken to prevent the behavior, and it continues to happen. He concludes by stating that he has consulted a lawyer to look into his options of lawsuits and media involvement to see something occur.
A search of department records show that there have been no corrective actions taken against the firefighters in question and there is no other documentation of this issue having been dealt with. Using one of the communication and warning methods, write a two- to three-page paper to answer the following questions:
1. Was there a period where warning signs of the crisis could have been recognized? 2. Do messages need to be sent out? If so, what should the messages say, what is the intended audience, and what method should be used to send the message? 3. If messages should be sent, what is the desired outcome once the messages are received? If that outcome does not occur, what additional steps (if any) should be taken?
Unit I Case Study
Using one of the stage model theories, write a two- to three-page paper applying the stage model theory to a crisis of the 21st century.
Unit III Case Study
Read the assigned stories from Firehouse.com detailing the two separate incidents regarding the department that did not fight house fires due to unpaid subscription fees. Using one of the theories discussed in this chapter develop a two- to
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three-page response plan for the organization. Discuss the actions that could be taken in each step. Include in your document a media release.
Click on the following link to access the article on a Tennessee Fire Chief attacked because he allowed a house to burn: http://www.firehouse.com/. 1) use the search box; 2) enter the following term: “South Fulton fire chief was assaulted.” Please read the article posted on October 4th, 2010.
Click on the following link to access the article on how a Tennessee Fire Department watched a house burn again: http://www.firehouse.com/. 1) use the search box; 2) enter the following term; “South Fulton Fire Department refused.” Please read the article posted on October 6th, 2010.
Unit II Project
For this assignment, you will establish a rough budget for your proposal. At this point, you have determined what your proposal will look like so you will need to identify which type of budget will be most relevant to your proposal. Your textbook offers a sample of each of the two types: project-specific and annual operating. You may use either a spreadsheet or a table to develop your budget for submission.
Key areas that are required include, but are not limited to:
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Salaries Materials/supplies Funding/revenue projected
Your budget must be a minimum one page in length, but it could be longer.
Identifying Your Proposal
For this unit, you will identify your program, division, or service that will be developed into a proposal by the end of the course. This may be new or one that you would like to restructure.
For this assignment, you will identify at least one item that will need to be considered relevant to your proposal for each of the following areas:
Initial funding and ongoing financial support Personnel staffing and management needs Training or education (initial or continuing education) Legal, political, or regulatory implications/risks Community integration, information, or stakeholder needs
Your paper should follow APA guidelines for formatting of all resources, both in-text and as references. You should begin your paper with the proposal type and rationale for this choice. Your paper should include a paragraph for each of the areas identified. Your paper should be 1-2 pages in length. You do not need a cover page but should include a separate reference page.
Summarize the salient points of the Supreme Court case Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow.
Discuss the levels of the court through which the case evolved before it reached the Supreme Court.
Explain the decision of the Supreme Court in this case in brief.
Explain the fundamental impact that the court decision in question has had on American society in general and on ethics in American society in particular. Provide a rationale for the response.
Discuss whether you believe that the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance is a religious issue or a sign of respect for the United States.
Discuss whether or not you think public schools should be allowed to recite the pledge.
Use at least three (3) quality academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify a
The subject of the paper will either be on an administrative case or an aspect of the administrative law process. The student will research an administrative law case and prepare a paper reporting and analyzing an aspect of the process or result. In your analysis, be sure to discuss some of the material addressed in this course. The paper should be well thought-out and well written. Your paper should also have the following sections:
Analysis of the Issue
Alternative Points of Views (Pros and cons)
Your Own Point of View
All papers submitted will be typewritten, doubled-spaced, 6-8 pages (excluding title page, table of contents and bibliography). The font should be 12 point and the type style Times Roman, Courier or equivalent. Full and proper citation is expected. Citations in the text of your paper must reference a complete list of works cited at the end of the paper. The paper should be done using the APA style manual. Wikipedia, blogs etc. are not considered as academic sources…please use scholarly (journal) articles to help in writing this paper. Also, please note that excessive citation although referenced is still considered plagiarism. This paper should reflect undergraduate level work in content, appearance, organization, grammar, and effort. Use the grading rubric in your syllabus as a guide! Students are required to submit the document in MS Word.
Case to use
United States v. Mead Corp. (2001) – What level of deference should an agency’s interpretation receive when not intended to have the “force of law”? How to decide if Congress intended to have the “force of law”?
You will prepare a position paper evaluating a type of government intervention into the market economy as presented in The Economics of Public Issues. Government action must be evaluated in the light of economic theory and Christian ethics. Each paper must have 2 scholarly references 10 years old or newer, and all citations must be consistent with the most recent Turabian style guide. An abstract is required. Papers below the minimum length of 1,200 words or over the maximum of 1,600 words will be subject to a grade reduction.
Describe the current problem that the issue presents to the nation. Indicate what the impact of not solving the issue will cause and why you think it has not been solved. On a scale of 1 (Low) to 5 (How), identify how urgent you think the problem, explaining your answer.
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Locate an online article, web page, video (YouTube, Vimeo, FAA, etc.), that discusses and examines responses to recent airport emergencies.