FEMA IS 011.A Animals in Disasters: Community Planning Answer Key


The answer key to IS 11.A Animals in Disasters: Community Planning. The purpose of this course is to prepare emergency management officials, animal owners, and the animal care industry to work together in preparing community disaster plans that address the needs of animals, their owners, and the animal care industries. Check out our FEMA IS 10 Answer Key, FEMA IS 111 Answer Key, and FEMA IS 366 Answer Key. Check out the FEMA IS 11.A answers below and pass the final exam!


A legal agreement among two or more local jurisdictions that plan to assist each other in cases of emergencies is which of the following?
A. Local ordinance
B. Mutual aid agreement
C. Memorandum of understanding
D. Local law

Creating brochures is expensive, and NOT recommended as a way to inform the community about the emergency operations plan.
A. True
B. False

Which method of carcass disposal involves mixing 1 part carcass to 2 parts litter and 1 part straw in alternate layers in a boxed, enclosed area?
A. Composting
B. Rendering
C. Fermenting
D. Burial

Who is responsible for coordinating the Federal agencies and programs involved in assistance?
A. Federal Coordinating Officer
B. State Coordinating Officer
C. Local emergency manager

Adding a distinctive smell to odorless liquid propane gas is an example of what type of mitigation activity?
A. Modifying the rate or spatial distribution of the release of the hazard
B. Reducing or limiting the amount of hazard manufactured
C. Disseminating information
D. Modifying the basic qualities of a hazard

During a disaster, information about a temporary animal shelter:
A. Can most efficiently be communicated by posting a sign on the front door of City Hall.
B. Is best communicated to the public by each separate department involved in the disaster response.
C. Is most effectively conveyed by announcing it to all local veterinarians so they can inform their patients.
D. Should be conveyed to the public by the Public Information Officer to ensure a coordinated and consistent message.

When confronted by a dog that seems as though it is going to attack you, which of the following actions will most likely reduce the risk of being bitten?
A. Lying down and playing dead
B. Running away
C. Putting something between yourself and the dog
D. Yelling for help

Emergency operations plans should not be tested in advance, so that responders will react with additional energy and not be complacent.
A. True
B. False

Senior citizens are a valuable source of volunteers.
A. True
B. False

Animals that have been exposed to hazardous materials present no danger to people.
A. True
B. False

Which of the following Federal organizations is most likely to provide assistance regarding the safety of livestock feed in a federally declared disaster?
A. Environmental Protection Agency
B. Department of Agriculture
C. Federal Emergency Management Agency
D. Food and Drug Administration

Which of the following is NOT a form of assistance that may be provided following a Presidential disaster declaration?
A. Permanent housing
B. Legal services
C. Unemployment assistance
D. Food coupons

Which is NOT a method of reducing the impact of floods on animals?
A. Making plans for evacuation of companion animals
B. Creating flood protection for roads into and out of the farm
C. Identifying cost-effective methods of disposing of animal carcasses
D. Locating stables and other animal buildings on high ground

The best disaster preparedness starts at which level?
A. State
B. Personal
C. Federal
D. Local

Plans should respect the concerns of people who do not wish to be exposed to animals.
A. True
B. False

Holding training sessions for officials with roles in the emergency operations plan is an example of approaching which of the following groups?
A. The media
B. Private-sector organizations
C. Government
D. The public

Public awareness campaigns accomplish which one of the following?
A. Address hazards that may potentially affect your community
B. Form partnerships between emergency management and animal-care communities
C. Assign roles to various governmental agencies in emergency response
D. Plan implementation, including who is responsible for which actions

Which of the following is NOT accounted for in community damage assessment?
A. Damages to a community’s infrastructure
B. Number of animals killed or injured
C. Personal items such as photographs
D. Damages to structures

Which of the following government agencies may send veterinary medical assistance teams (VMATs) in the event of an emergency?
A. Department of Agriculture
B. Department of Defense
C. Federal Emergency Management Agency
D. Department of Health and Human Services

The emergency operations plan functions as a local law.
A. True
B. False

From 11.A Animals in Disasters: Community Planning Official Course