IS 2900.A National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview Study Guide

FEMA IS 2900 Answers

The study guide to IS 2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview. Consists of detailed course notes and FEMA IS 2900 Answers to the independent study course’s final examination. This course will introduce you to the basics of the NDRF, the system that provides a strong national framework for federal disaster recovery operations. It details why the NDRF was created and developed, it’s core principles, roles/responsibilities/principles, and recovery support functions. It prepares you more more in-depth courses which require a basic understanding of the NDRF. Check out our FEMA IS 2905 Answers Guide.

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Course Overview

The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF), developed in conformance with Presidential Policy Directive-8, outlines the basis for a national approach to disaster recovery. The NDRF defines how we will work together to best meet the needs of individuals, families, communities and states in their ongoing efforts to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to and recover from any disaster event

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe why the NDRF was developed and its purpose.
  • Describe the NDRF Recovery Continuum.
  • Describe each of the NDRF’s nine Core Principles.
  • Describe how each of the principles can be applied to disaster recovery.
  • Describe successful recovery.
  • Explain how the RSF structure is scalable to meet different levels of post-disaster needs.
  • Describe the respective recovery roles and key responsibilities of different stakeholders among sectors of the community.
  • Describe the NDRF’s core planning principles.
  • Describe local, State, tribal, and Federal recovery leadership roles and responsibilities.
  • Define the term RSF.
  • Describe the mission of the RSFs.

Primary Audience

This course is available to anyone

From IS 2900 National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview


Example Questions & FEMA IS 2900.a Answers

Which core capability contribute to recovery through the critical task of leading, coordinating, and driving the recovery process?
A. Public Information and Warning
Answer: Operational Coordination
C. Health and Social Services
D. Natural and Cultural Resources


Which of the following is NOT one of the core capabilities that span across all five mission areas?
Answer: Health and Social Services
B. Planning
C. Public Information and Warning
D. Operational Coordination


Protecting historic properties and restoring them consistent with post-disaster community priorities and best practices describes which core capability?
A. Health and Social Services
B. Housing
Answer: Natural and Cultural Resources
D. Infrastructure Systems


Within each of the six Recovery Support Functions, __________________ are organizations with specific capabilities or resources that support the Recovery Support Function’s coordinating and primary agencies.
A. DHS agencies
B. Emergency Support Functions
Answer: Supporting organizations
D. Local governments


Which is the best example of the NDRF core principle of Local Primacy?
A. The Federal Government telling local government officials to restructure their local recovery operations to align with the Federal structure for recovery
B. The Federal Government supporting strategic goals developed by a community
C. The Federal Government making local recovery decisions without community input

Which best describes the timeframe for long-term recovery activities according to the recovery continuum?
A. Months to years
B. Weeks to months
C. Days to weeks

The following are characteristics of which factor of a successful recovery?

Knowing how to administer external funding programs
Understanding which funding sources could finance recovery
Having a system of internal financial and procurement controls and external audits for all funds and in-kind resources

A. Organizational flexibility
B. Resilient rebuilding
C. Good financial management
D. Effective decision making and coordination

One of the NDRF core principles states that recovery does not apply exclusively to the built environment, but also to the ________ of individuals who have been through traumatic events.
A. Businesses and business equipment
B. Psychological and emotional recovery
C. Homes and automobiles

Working with all groups of people affected by a disaster, and promoting inclusive and accessible outreach within the community, is an example of a ________________ NDRF core planning principle.
A. During-disaster
B. Post-disaster
C. Pre-disaster

Supporting local, State, tribal, and territorial government recovery efforts is primarily a ___________ responsibility of _________________.
A. Pre-disaster; Federal Government
B. Post-disaster; Federal Government
C. Post-disaster; individuals and families
D. Pre-disaster; individuals and families

The recovery continuum includes short-, intermediate-, and long-term phases of recovery activities that:
A. Provide an exact timeline for recovery, regardless of a disaster’s impacts
B. Do not overlap one another because they describe discrete activities that occur in sequence
C. Often overlap one another

According to the recovery continuum, assessing the scope of recovery needs after a disaster occurs in which phase of activities?
A. Intermediate-Term
B. Long-Term
C. Short-Term
D. Preparedness

Establishing clear leadership, coordination, and decision making structures at the local, State, and tribal levels ahead of a disaster is an example of a ________________ NDRF core planning principle.
A. During-disaster
B. Post-disaster
C. Pre-disaster

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