evacuations in critical incidents focus on general issues for evacuations or special populations

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The Critical Incident Issue Paper will be a five-to-seven double-spaced pages prepared using the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition style guide. A separate title page and reference page must be included which do not count toward the page count.

For the paper you will choose from a list of topics, or you may propose an alternative topic that must be approved by the instructor.

The paper must reference a minimum of three scholarly articles. Wikipedia is not a scholarly source and cannot be used as a reference. Creditable references can often be found within Wikipedia and can be cited if they are considered scholarly. Consult the following link for definitions and examples of scholarly sources http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/articles.cfm. Other sources should be evaluated for their credibility (just because it is on the web does not mean it is an accurate trusted source).

The issue must also be linked to experience in at least one critical incident as part of the discussion. The paper should also reference any relevant government policy. Previous incidents are outlined in the scholarly articles provided. The scholarly articles are a resource. If your papers are written solely from the sources provided, the paper will be severely lacking.