FEMA IS 158 Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance in Disaster Operations Study Guide

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The study guide to FEMA IS 158 Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance in Disaster Operations. This course is designed for new HM Insurance Specialists, HM Insurance Technical Specialists, and HM Insurance Crew Leaders. This course is intended to give you all the information you need about HM Functions and Products. Contains correct course notes and FEMA IS 158 answers to pass the final exam. Download the guide with FEMA IS 158 Answers! You might also be interested in our FEMA IS 162 Answers Guide to the sister course, FEMA IS 162 Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations.

Course Date

11/16/2016

Course Overview
The Hazard Mitigation (HM) Disaster Operations courses are intended to provide a segue between the general hazard mitigation training provided in the introductory course and the function they will learn in a field assignment. These HM Disaster Operations courses are not intended to enable new employees to successfully complete all the requirements of their disaster assignment. The HM courses provide an orientation to the HM functional organization and activities of the organization, sources of information for the function, important relationships, and any other critical points that are essential to the particular function.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the major functions and products of HM Insurance in a disaster operation.
  • Refer to key authorities, programs, and resources related to HM Insurance.
  • Identify and interact with people and organizations key to HM Insurance and opportunities for collaborations.
  • Identify some of the “red flags” that indicate a need for special handling or additional collaboration.

Primary Audience

HM Insurance Specialists, HM Insurance Specialist Experts, HM Insurance Crew Leaders, and HM Floodplain Management staff.

Prerequisites

E/L0207 or DF 128, Introduction to Hazard Mitigation Field Operations

From IS-158: Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance in Disaster Operations

EXAMPLE FEMA IS 158 QUESTIONS

The Federal statute that was intended to reduce the number of repetitive NFIP claims while also reducing flood losses and costs associated with insurance claims is the:
A. National Flood Insurance Act, 1968
B. Flood Disaster Protection Act, 1973
C. National Flood Insurance Reform Act, 1994
D. National Flood Insurance Reform Act, 2004

Which of the following made the purchase of flood insurance mandatory for the protection of properties located in Special Flood Hazard Areas?
A. Flood Disaster Protection Act, 1973
B. Executive Orders 11988 and 11990
C. Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, 2012
D. Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act 2014

The primary responsibilities of HM Insurance staff in disaster operations are to share and communicate NFIP flood insurance information
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

HM Insurance staff is often the first source of NFIP insurance information for both internal and external entities during a disaster.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

In all disasters, HM Insurance staff provide flood insurance information and assistance when collaborating with key partners. These key partners include which of the following:
A. The public
B. HM co-workers
C. Other JFO organizations
D. State government
E. Local government
F. All of the above

Elimination of subsidized premium rates for flood insurance was one of the primary purposes of which of the following?
A. Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act 2014
B. Flood Disaster Protection Act, 1973
C. Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, 2012
D. Executive Orders 11988 and 11990

Which of the following are recommended resources for HM Insurance?
A. HM Disaster Workforce Website
B. HM Field Operations Guide
C. NFIP Insurance Manual
D. NFIP Community Status Book
E. All of the above

Trust is essential to accomplishing FEMA’s mission and to meeting the goals of Hazard Mitigation.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

When collaborating with key partners post disaster, HM Insurance provides which of the following services?
A. Serve as the JFO point of coordination and resource on all hazards insurance
B. Promote community participation in the NFIP
C. Promote compliance with NFIP regulations during disaster response and recovery
D. Provide insurance information to local, state, tribal, and JFO partners
E. All of the above

Protection of wetlands is the exclusive responsibility of local government, as covered in 44 CFR Parts 1, 2, and 3
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

HM Insurance shares and communicates NFIP information with HM Community Education and Outreach (CEO) by which of the following?
A. Responding to requests for basic insurance information from HM CEO Specialists at Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) and other outreach venues
B. Assisting individual policyholders visiting a DRC with general and specific flood insurance information regarding their claim.
C. Providing general program information to CEO staff as requested
D. All of the Above

HM Insurance shares and communicates with JFO Public Affairs by which of the following?
A. Providing accurate, timely information in response to media requests
B. Providing PA with accurate, timely information to enable PA to respond to Congressional inquiries
C. Both of the above

The most effective way to build and maintain relationships in and out of the Hazard Mitigation organization is:
A. To schedule meeting times and places that are most convenient for the Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management staff
B. Through clear and frequent communication
C. To tell stakeholders to read FEMA regulations
D. To answer questions after the interaction (through email) rather than during the interaction, to avoid wasting time

The National Flood Insurance Act (1968) created the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) making flood insurance available to communities that adopt floodplain management regulation.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

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