Operational framework, DRNC Convention, political party, emergency management, security measures
The threats that political party meetings entail requires the planning for a proper operational framework for emergency management. The emergency response framework should consider the potential sources of threat, particularly the risk of attack arising from the crowds of protestors who always flock such nationally critical meeting. Intelligence gathering should be done before and during the convention to identify any threat in order to implement appropriate security measures.
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[...] Discussion The operational framework should be designed in a way to cater for all emergency situations that may happen within the precincts of the venue. Though the main event may without a hitch, there is a risk of problems arising among the protestors who are expected to picket nearby. The protestors are normally American citizens who are genuinely concerned about various issues, but the problem arises if their assembly is infiltrated by members of terrorist organizations. It is not hard to find an al Qaeda member disguised as a Greenpeace movement activist. [...]
[...] Helicopters can still be used in case of the unavailability of drones. Clearly, resistance of occurrence of an emergency situation should be the focus of the event planners. According to Kahan Allen & George, (2009), resistance entails interdiction and defeat of damage mechanisms used by human threats such that the damage potential of the threat is brought down to almost zero. For the RDNC convention, resistance measures to be used are active and passive. The active resistance measures include intelligence, security personnel and law enforcement, while passive measures include physical barriers such as stand-off distance, fences and walls. [...]
[...] Conclusion In conclusion, the success of the DRNC convention lies in the proper operational framework of the emergency management. The planning should involve active and passive measures for prevention of damage. The most potent threat arises from radicals who hide within the crowds with intention of causing harm. Intelligence and physical presence of security personnel is crucial, not forgetting the need to bring local people on board. Proper management of the emergency operations during the convention surely provides the peace of mind required for the delegates to make meaningful deliberations. [...]
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