FEMA IS 036.A Preparedness for Child Care Providers Answer Key


Correct FEMA IS 36.A answers to IS 36 Preparedness for Child Care Providers.  The purpose of this course is to give child care providers, in a variety of settings and situations, the information they need to identify, assess, and plan for disasters or other emergencies that could impact their ability to provide services or endanger the children in their care. For courses related to children you might want to check out our FEMA IS 362.a Answer Key, FEMA IS 363 Answer Key, or FEMA IS 366.a Answer Key.

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Course Overview

This course will provide child care providers, in a variety of settings, with the information they need to identify, assess, and plan for hazards at their child care site.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe why it is important to be prepared.
  • Identify hazards and threats that impact your childcare site.
  • Describe how to prevent or mitigate the impact of likely and high-consequence hazards and threats.
  • Describe procedures for when an emergency occurs.
  • Identify how your childcare site will recover from an emergency.
  • Describe how to develop and maintain your plan.
  • Describe how you will communicate, train, and practice your preparedness procedures.
  • Identify the emergency preparedness information you will share with your community.
  • Describe when to update your plan.

Primary Audience

This course is designed for childcare providers of all sizes and for all age children, including, but not limited to, home childcare sites, childcare facilities, nursery schools, camps, scouts, sports programs, faith-based programs, and after-school programs. However, anyone with a personal or professional interest in childcare site preparedness is welcome to participate. Teachers, camp counselors, parents, volunteers, scout leaders, and coaches alike will find useful information in this course.

From IS-36.A: Preparedness for Child Care Providers Page

FEMA IS 36.A Test Answers

To identify hazards and threats for the emergency plan, consider:
A. Financial loss calculations to prioritize preparedness activities and resources.
B. Hazards that have occurred in only the past 10 years.
C. Only those hazards that would lead to catastrophic consequences.
D. Those hazards that are most likely and of highest consequence to your site.

After you have identified how you will address the highest consequence and most likely hazards and threats for your site:
A. Your emergency plan is complete.
B. You can conduct drills with your children and staff.
C. Your next step is to get input from your community.
D. You do not need to consider hazards or threats again.

As part of your planning process, you should contact your insurance carrier to obtain information on:
A. Risk reduction and claims procedures.
B. The Incident Command System (ICS).
C. Local community planning efforts.
D. Running a childcare site.

After an incident,:
A. Instruct your staff to avoid any discussion of the incident with or around the children.
B. Encourage activities in which children draw, write, or talk about the incident.
C. Do not do anything special for the children, children are extremely resilient and will quickly forget the incident.
D. Tell children who want to talk about the incident to talk to their parents or guardians.

When taking a ‘child’s eye view’ of your site you identify an outlet in a play area that is not protected. You currently do not have any outlet covers, so you:
A. Place a chair in front of the outlet to block it from access.
B. Close off the area to children until you can get an outlet cover.
C. Cover the outlet with duct tape.
D. Tell yourself and staff to keep children away from the outlet.

Reunification procedures are necessary when:
A. You have implemented shelter-in-place procedures.
B. A child has been sent home due to illness.
C. You have to evacuate your site and cannot return to it.
D. A person other than a parent or guardian will pick up the child.

You should communicate, train, and practice your plan and procedures:
A. To ensure you can effectively respond in a crisis.
B. When your site is closed and children are not present.
C. When a crisis is imminent.
D. Only when you make changes that impact the procedures.

If you need to evacuate, your emergency supplies should:
A. Have enough supplies for each person for 72 hours.
B. Be in something easy to carry.
C. Include a fire extinguisher.
D. Remain in the shelter location.

A type of training you might use when you have limited time is a:
A. Tabletop.
B. Seminar.
C. Drill.
D. Briefing.

If you have been told to evacuate your site because of a gas leak, you will need to have children and staff go:
A. Out of town.
B. Home.
C. To a location adjacent to your site.
D. To an out-of-neighborhood site.

When there is a threat of severe weather:
A. Listen to the radio for updated information.
B. Send children home and close your site.
C. Keep outside activities as planned, until you are sure it is imminent.
D. Turn off all utilities.

No matter the size of your site, your plan should address the needs of all children in your care and include:
A. A basic plan, functional annexes, and hazard-specific annexes.
B. Procedures for evacuation, sheltering, and reunification.
C. A full-scale exercise.
D. Incident Command System (ICS) functions.

Fire is:
A. A rare business disaster.
B. Dangerous due to the flames emitted.
C. Especially dangerous for young children.
D. Slow to spread.

When developing your emergency plan and identifying hazards, you should:
A. Include a mix of people from your site and community.
B. Not include childcare organizations.
C. Only include the people who work at your childcare site.
D. Pay an outside source to develop your plan and identify hazards.

Recovery from an incident can take a long time, so you should:
A. Include short-term and long-term procedures for recovery during planning.
B. Rely on the community to address recovery efforts for your site.
C. Wait for an incident to occur to accurately identify necessary recovery processes.
D. Focus your recovery planning only on physical site requirements.

If there is a tornado warning in your area, you should:
A. Seal the room using duct tape.
B. Take everyone to your shelter location immediately.
C. Evacuate children and staff.
D. Turn off the utilities.

Which of the following statements about preparing your site for an emergency is FALSE:
A. An important part of preparing your site is including the whole community to help you identify hazards.
B. It is important to know the severe weather risks that may impact your site.
C. Being aware of hazards helps you prioritize and plan for the hazards.
D. Preparing your site involves difficult and complex tasks to keep children and your property protected.

Your emergency plan and procedures need to:
A. Be written well so they do not require changes.
B. Address how your staff performed in exercises.
C. Include a process for regular updates.
D. Change only once a year.

Your site closing procedures should include how you will notify parents of closing and who will:
A. Identify evacuation locations.
B. Review your plan.
C. Decide to close the site.
D. Take the emergency kit.

When a child is sick, he or she should be:
A. Evaluated and cared for based on the illness.
B. Included in activities as planned.
C. Sent home immediately to avoid spreading the illness.
D. Immediately isolated from other children and staff.

When conducting drills:
A. Surprise children so you can test how well they follow directions.
B. Make your communication age-appropriate.
C. Exclude children because being involved will scare them.
D. Use detailed instructions.

Which of the following hazards are NOT preventable:
A. Utility outages.
B. Fires.
C. Child abductions.
D. Explosions.

It is important to know who is on your site at any point in the day, to successfully achieve this you need to have:
A. Reunification procedures.
B. Sign-in/out procedures.
C. Parent/guardian contact information.
D. Evacuation procedures.

A type of exercise that is frequently used to practice a single function is a:
A. Drill.
B. Full-scale exercise.
C. Functional exercise.
D. Briefing.

Your planning process needs to address how to recover after an emergency. An important step in ensuring you are ready to restore your physical site is:
A. Maintaining current contact information.
B. Building relationships with local community psychological resources.
C. Having a backup plan for electronic files.
D. Taking photos of the interior and exterior of you childcare facility.