IS 2002 Introduction to FEMA Operational Planning Study Guide

FEMA IS 2002 Answers Operational Planning

The study guide containing correct FEMA IS 2002 answers to the IS course Introduction to FEMA Operational Planning.  Within the course you will learn the purpose of planning and the six steps used in these plans. You might also want to visit our other study guide FEMA IS 235.C Emergency Planning

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Course Overview

This course offers training in the fundamentals of how FEMA conducts operational planning activities. The goal of this training is to maximize planning interoperability within FEMA and the national and regional interagency and to ensure proper coordination with the state, local, and tribal planners.

Course Objectives:
Upon completing the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose of planning and how the FOPM is organized.
  • Explain that crisis action planning does not differ from deliberate planning in any way except for the environment in which it occurs.
  • Identify and engage all appropriate entities that can contribute to the plan or who will be affected by or will use the finished plan.
  • Conduct research and informational analysis and identify critical facts and assumptions to gain and maintain a common situational understanding.
  • Use their common situational understanding to envision a desired end state and identify operational approaches to realize that end state.
  • Develop and compare solutions in the form of Courses of Action (COAs).
  • Write a deliberate plan using a FEMA standard format and use the FEMA criteria for assessing the quality of a draft plan in order to get a FEMA operational plan approved and to disseminate a FEMA operational plan.
  • Conduct a training and exercise schedule, an implementation schedule, and a maintenance schedule to inform the response community of how to use the plan.
  • Adapt deliberate plans to meet crisis action planning needs.
  • Summarize the FEMA operational planning process.

Primary Audience

The target audience for this training will include the below organizations throughout the U.S., with varying degrees of Internet access, systems, and knowledge.


IS 235 – Emergency Planning
IS 100 – Introduction to Incident Command System
IS 200.B. – ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

From IS 2002 Introduction to FEMA Operational Planning

Example Questions  & FEMA IS 2002 Answers

What is the third step of the FEMA Operational Planning Process?
A. Plan Preparation, Review, and Approval.
Answer:  Determine Goals and Objectives
C. Plan Implementation and Maintenance.
D. Understand the Situation


Planning helps to identify
A. Operational gaps
B. Resource shortfalls
C. Risks that may adversely impact operations
Answer: All of the above.


True or False: Crisis action planning follows the same 6 steps as deliberate planning.

Once the draft plan is written, who reviews it first?
B. The planning team leader
C. Partners and Stakeholders
D. The collaborative planning team

True or False: Revised plans should be checked to ensure they are still relevant and accurate. Substantive changes must be approved by senior leaders.

A definition of “planning factors” could include ?
A. Quantitative descriptions of problems
B. Qualitative descriptions of problems.
C. The basis planners use to develop objectives and courses of action
D. All of the above.

Plans that do not fit into scheduled training may require_______________ training
A. Ad hoc
B. Refresher
C. Annual
D. Online

What does the Incident Strategic Plan (ISP) do?
A. Focuses on one particular function or programmatic issue.
B. Directs incident management and defines specific milestones that must be accomplished to achieve the desired end state.
C. Details the strategy the Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator and Recovery Support Function agencies will take to support the SLTT.
D. Estimates short-term resource requirements and anticipates activities three to seven days beyond the current operational period.

What does Operational Phase 1c indicate?
A. Normal operations
B. Near certainty or credible threat
C. Increased likelihood or elevated threat
D. Activation and situational assessment

What does Operational Phase 2b indicate?
A. Deployment of teams, providing for health and safety needs, sheltering, restoring critical systems, and establishing structures for long-term recovery.
B. Activation, situational assessment, movement of resources, and life-saving and rescue operations.
C. Sustained response, including provision of accessible interim housing solutions, planning of immediate infrastructure repair and restoration, and supporting reestablishment of businesses.
D. Long-term, sustained recovery operations, including permanent housing solutions, mitigation strategies, and economic revitalization.

There are seven standard annexes in the FEMA Deliberate Plan Outline. What is Annex A called?
A. Charts
B. Task Organization
C. Hazards
D. Execution

What is the final step of the FEMA Operational Planning Process?
A. Plan Development
B. Plan Preparation, Review, and Approval
C. Plan Implementation and Maintenance
D. Understand the Situation

The base plan is made up of _______________ paragraphs.
A. 5
B. 3
C. 7
D. 9

True or False: During Course of Action Comparison, the COAs are compared to each other.

The Information Analysis Briefing (IAB) generally includes
A. Mission Statement
B. List of objectives
C. Detailed information reflecting the research/analysis
D. All of the above.

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