FEMA IS 026 Guide to Points of Distribution Study Guide

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The study guide to IS 26 Guide to Points of Distribution. Contains FEMA IS 26 Answers and comprehensive course notes to pass the final exam. Additionally, there is a facilitator manual and several videos associated with this course that are not included in the guide but can be found on the official website. You may also be interested in our FEMA IS 293 Answers Guide.

Course Overview

This guide was developed to support the Points of Distribution (POD) overview video and provide an in depth look into the planning, operations, and demobilization stages of a POD mission. The lessons detail the staffing and procedures any state will need to plan for, execute, and shut down POD operations. Additionally, the guide also includes key lessons such as safety, equipment, and resource accountability and informs the reader about the “Adopt a POD” program being used by the state of Washington.

Course Objectives:

By the end of reading this Guide you will be able to:

  • Describe Points of Distribution
  • Explain how Points of Distribution are set up and operated
  • Understand how to supervise a Point of Distribution Staff

Primary Audience

State and Local Emergency Managers

From IS 26 Guide to Points of Distribution

FEMA IS 26 QUESTIONS/ANSWERS

Pallets of commodities should be separated at each loading point.
A. True
B. False

PODs accommodate drive-through traffic only.
A. True
B. False

The POD Manager assigns position.
A. True
B. False

A Type III POD has only one vehicle lane.
A. True
B. False

PODs are generally open for 12 hours a day.
A. True
B. False

What are the two teams the POD manager directs?
A. Community Relations Team and Security Team
B. Loading Team and Support Team
C. Loading Team and Traffic Control Team

Accept all volunteers who arrive at the POD site to assist you.
A. True
B. False

Accounting for all personnel, equipment, and supplies at your POD is one of the POD manager’s primary responsibilities.
A. True
B. False

PODs supply the same quantity of supplies to each vehicle.
A. True
B. False

The POD kit contains:
A. Supplies to distribute to the public.
B. Forms needed for site activation.
C. POD site signage.
D. Supplies for the site

Staff operations such as restrooms, break areas, trash removal, staff feeding, and shift schedules are the responsibility of the:
A. Site Security Officers
B. Support Team
C. Loaders
D. Loading Team

A POD is divided into the supply line, the support line, and the vehicle line.
A. True
B. False

The media should be encouraged to speak with everyone at the POD site.
A. True
B. False

POD signage differs for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
A. True
B. False

Each person or vehicle typically receives enough supplies for a household of three.
A. True
B. False

No earlier than 30 minutes before opening your POD:
A. Inspect all equipment on site.
B. Notify the Local Emergency Management Agency of your POD operation.
C. Place pallets of commodities where the public can easily access them.
D. Place your signage out

Once local infrastructure is restored, the Local Emergency Management Agency (LEMA) will begin to close PODs.
A. True
B. False

The Local Emergency Management Agency (LEMA) is the primary authority for the activation, operation, and demobilization of the PODs.
A. True
B. False

The Adopt-a-POD program is for recruiting volunteers to staff PODs in the community.
A. True
B. False

The largest POD is a Type I.
A. True
B. False