In a 2-3 page paper, the equivalent of 500 words (+/- 10%) using APA format with intext ciations, please provide a case analysis for the ARFF scenario described below.
In 1994 at Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina, there was an exercise that ended in a tragedy known as the Green Ramp Disaster where 24 paratroopers were killed.
In the traffic pattern at the time of the crash were an F-16 and a C-130. The F-16 was flying an SFO (simulated flameout) profile and hit the C-130 on short final. The C-130 landed, but the F-16 crew (two pilots) had to eventually eject sending the F-16 into the Green Ramp where it hit a parked C-141 transport aircraft. Tragically, the trajectory of the F-16 took it to where a mass of paratroopers was waiting to form up to board the cargo aircraft. Several of the soldiers tried to outrun the subsequent fireball but were trapped by flying debris. An additional hazard was the ammunition that was going off from the soldiers' weapons.
Explain from the ARFF driver standpoint how you would position and activate the means necessary to support the fire suppression required from the Green Ramp disaster
Keep in mind that the C-141 that was hit by the F-16 was full of fuel. In addition, the F-16 that hit the parked C-141 was in full afterburner.
In your case analysis, include these elements:
· What type of extinguishing agent would you use?
· How would you keep your trucks supplied with water and extinguishing agent?
· What is the priority during fire fighting and rescue operations?
The following should be expressed within your case analysis:
· Significance of the problem
· Two alternative actions
· Two advantages and disadvantages per alternative action
· References page
Please use the attached document as a template to understand how your case analysis should be formatted.
Case Analysis Guidelines and Sample Format
By Dr. Dave Worrells and Mr. Scott Burgess, ERAU College of Aeronautics
Students will submit a case analysis that is a maximum of two pages, with a reference page
(three total), double spaced, in APA format, using Times New Roman, 12 point font. For these
activities, students read and review all module objectives and materials, consume the
information, and research the internet to produce a case analysis. Each case analysis is
directly related to the module learning objectives (LOs). Once all of the module material is
reviewed, find current (within the last six months), scholarly internet sources, that directly
relate to the case and module learning objectives and conduct your case analysis. In-text
citations serve to substantiate and validate your statements.
If a source is not scholarly, it must be supported with other scholarly references. As an
example; information may be pulled from an article in the New York Times (not a scholarly
source), which will need a supported scholarly source that can be greater than six months but
less than seven years, in support of the information from the New York Times; such as the
textbook. Tables (not shown) can go beyond the text and are highly encouraged and show an
understanding of research and how to find valid and reliable sources.
These activities promote scholarly research targeting topics specific to the learning objectives.
They also require critical thinking throughout the entire case analysis process. Writing skills are
enhanced over the conduct of the course (work is graded weekly using APA formatting and the
Case Analysis Rubric) as you write two pages (plus a reference page) every week. The result
is improved writing and research skills. This process also provides a glimpse at the real world
of organizational operations.
Case Analysis (sample) Format
The primary purpose of the summary is to develop the nature or the background from which the
issue/problem/situation evolved. What is the environment that enabled this problem to exist?
This section should be no less than one paragraph in length, and at least three to five
Begin this section with a clear problem statement, i.e., The problem is….Elaborate on what
caused the problem. Nothing but the problem statement and its contributing factors should
appear in this section. The problem should be specific and action oriented. The problem or
issue statement reflects a situation that must be addressed.
Do not confuse SYMPTOMS/RESULTS of the problem with the problem itself. This entire
section should be no less than one paragraph, and at least three to five sentences minimum.
However, this is the heart of the analysis. There must be a thread of consistency woven
throughout the remainder of the analysis. "Do not introduce more than one problem." Your
statement is the foundation of your analysis; everything that follows must be linked back to your
Significance of the Problem
Identify what you consider to be the significance of the problem, not the cause of the problem.
The problem is significant because, if not addressed, it might cause a decline in one segment of
the industry, or result in a weak financial report/reduced revenue, or could have an impact on
safety, etc. The significance of the problem may be multi-faceted; this is fine, but do not lose
focus on the problem that you identified in Section II. Another aspect of this section is to validate
the problem and help determine what priority should be assigned to its resolution. This section
should be no less than one paragraph in length and at least three to five sentences minimum.
The significance of the problem is determined by what will happen if the problem is not
Development of Alternative Actions (TWO)
Alternatives (two) should provide a feasible, realistic way to solve the problem. Provide rationale
for each alternative and then provide two advantages and two disadvantages for each
alternative. Be consistent with the problem and the related critical factors. Alternatives must be
derived directly from the source of the issue/problem/situation and/or the assigned
chapter(s)/learning objective(s). As you solve the problem be sure to consider the critical
factors as well. Use the information you found, the source document, and/or the assigned
chapter(s) from the textbook, to resolve the situation. You must have two alternatives, each
must have rationale, and each must have two advantages and two disadvantages. This
section should be no less than two paragraphs in length. It is imperative that you do not use
any part of your recommendation (next section) in either alternative action.
Now, based on what you read in the source document, the assigned textbook chapter(s),
and/or your professional experiences, provide a recommendation, just one, completely
outside of what is identified in the source document and/or the chapter(s) readings that
will solve the problem. You may explain why your recommendation is superior and why the
advantage outweighs the disadvantage. You may discuss how the disadvantage might be
overcome or minimized. You may discuss what is involved in implementing this
recommendation. How long will it take? How much will it cost? What results do you anticipate?
BE CREATIVE! You may have to make assumptions in formulating your recommendation.
Assumptions are acceptable to the extent that they are clearly articulated. Use the information
you have and work with it. Rarely do decision makers have all the information they would like to
have. This is an opportunity to take a chance, to risk putting forth an idea or thought of your
own device; use your imagination. Be sure to provide rationale, one advantage, and one
disadvantage for it. Do not hesitate to go out on a limb. Innovation is highly desirable. The
recommendation should be at least one paragraph in length. Put your analysis into a concept of
what should be done to address the issue/problem/situation. It doesn’t have to be pretty but it
should work, theoretically.
News articles that meet the 6 month requirement but are not peer reviewed are okay if,
You back up the article with other sources that can be older (within 7 years)
These should be scholarly and/or peer reviewed
The textbook is considered a scholarly source
The instructor will look for evidence that you reviewed sufficient literature which led to a
comprehensive analysis and applied knowledge to the chosen topic.
If you can honestly say that you have done what is expected in that requirement, then you’ve
probably done enough. Many students ask how many references meet the minimum
requirement. The answer is, as many as needed. If the work is very mathematical, then less
would be expected than a management based work. Ask yourself if you have a good range of
sources. If not, more work needs to be done.
Referencing can be done wrong; reference your APA for advice, Chapters 6 and 7 will help.
Defeating bias (what is bias?)
Look at the source
Who reviews the source prior to publication?
Are your sources valid and reliable? Need both.
Reliability & Validity = (Web Center for Social Research Methods). The source is an
acceptable source within the context of the writing. Facts you draw on must fairly
represent the larger situation. Findings are repeatable!