Chemical Scenario: Chemical Attack on the Super Bowl

Chemical Scenario: Chemical Attack on the Super Bowl

The New England Patriots are taking on the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl, located in the Louisiana Superdome. The Superdome’s capacity for a football game is approximately 72,000; and the stadium is packed to capacity with excited football fans.

At the beginning of the second quarter fans report a bitter almond smell coming from both the men and women’s bathrooms. Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), a colorless gas form of cyanide, has been released into the stadium via the vents in the Stadium bathrooms. Fans that have visited the bathrooms are experiencing the worst symptoms, while all fans and players are beginning to display symptoms of cyanide poisoning.

Create a recovery plan based on this scenario, which is specific to a chemical attack. Address all of the necessary criteria for the Recovery Plan as it relates to this chemical scenario.





The Recovery Plan should contain the following criteria:

  1. Explain the specific agent used in the attack and the effects of the agent on the victims and surrounding areas.
    • Explain symptoms victims will experience and display.
  2. Identify which government agencies (local, state, and federal) will need to be involved in the response to the terrorist attack.
  3. Explain the appropriate role and responsibility for all agencies involved.
    • List communication methods between first responders and involved agencies; and identify necessary information that will need to be communicated to the public.
  4. Explain the unique challenges first responders will face when responding to the attack.
    • Identify the proper Personnel Protective Equipment (PPE) that will be needed when responding to the attack.
    • Address how first responders should establish a perimeter and how large the containment effort should be.
  5. Explain what sort of decontamination procedures and equipment will be necessary to treat victims.
    • Identify the appropriate decontamination stage for the attack, and explain initial decontamination considerations.
  6. Explain the type of evidence first responders should be looking for, and how first responders can preserve any evidence.
  7. Discuss the effect the attack will have on the area.
  8. This paper must be a minimum of 12 pages (exclusive of APA title and reference pages).

Writing the Final Paper

The Final Paper:

  1. Must be a minimum of 12 double-spaced pages in length, and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  2. Must include a title page with the following:
    1. Title of paper
    2. Student’s name
    3. Course name and number
    4. Instructor’s name
    5. Date submitted
  3. Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  4. Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  5. Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  6. Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
  7. Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  8. Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing