FEMA IS 405 Overview of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Test Answers

FEMA IS 405 ANSWERS

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Course Date

12/10/2013

Course Overview

This course provides an introduction to Mass Care and Emergency Assistance (MC/EA) support, with a focus on Whole Community, by outlining the importance of collaboration and coordination between government, non-profit, public, and private sectors.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Response Framework (NRF), and the Whole Community approach to emergency management.
  • Identify MC/EA activities.
  • Describe a suggested sequence of support for MC/EA.
  • Explain the importance of thinking about MC/EA activities in an interoperable way.

Primary Audience

  • FEMA personnel
  • State Emergency Management personnel
  • County and Local Emergency Management personnel
  • Voluntary Agencies Management personnel
  • Tribal Governments
  • Private sector management

From IS 405: Overview of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance Official Course

 

FEMA IS 405 QUESTIONS

Which of the following is NOT one of the Mass Care and Emergency Assistance activities?
A. Distribution of emergency supplies
B. Reunification services
C. Feeding
D. Retrieval of personal belongings

Which of the following is the best example of how MC/EA activities are addressed in an interoperable way?
A. The American Red Cross has an online application that allows people affected by a disaster to list themselves as “safe and well.”
B. FEMA works separately from the states to ensure MC/EA activities are provided in a timely fashion.
C. Feeding support involves the provision of food, snacks, and hydration to the affected population.
D. Sheltering support will involve coordination with other MC/EA activities such as feeding, support of people with disabilities and other access and functional needs, and household pet and service animal support.

The National Response Framework (NRF) does all of the following EXCEPT:
A. Reinforce a comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incidents
B. Guide local, State, and Federal entities, enabling partners to prepare for and respond under a unified command structure
C. Explain why members of the community should not interfere in MC/EA activities
D. Provide context for how the whole community works together and how response efforts relate to other parts of national preparedness

After recent flooding has caused significant damage to a local community, data has been gathered to contribute to situational awareness. Additionally, requests for support from organizations providing MC/EA services have been received and are being tracked. Which of the following actions should take place next, based on the MC/EA sequence of support?
A. The decision should be made, in coordination with MC/EA stakeholders, as to whether the MC/EA sequence of support should continue.
B. The MC/EA sequence of support does not apply in this situation.
C. Information and data should be analyzed and validated to ensure accuracy. Changes in MC/EA resource needs should be anticipated and options should be considered. MC/EA support requests should then be prioritized and appropriate actions should be recommended.
D. Resource support and technical assistance should be provided, and the initial requests for support should be tracked to ensure that they are being fulfilled.

A local community contains a large ethnic population unable to eat certain types of food due to dietary constraints. Which of the following Mass Care/Emergency Assistance activities would best address this scenario?
A. Feeding
B. Sheltering
C. Mass Evacuation Support
D. Support of People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs

Which of the following is an example of how resources can assist with the interoperability of MC/EA activities?
A. Individuals who access NEFRLS to report, register as, or search for a displaced child age 21 or younger are directed to National Emergency Child Locator Center (NECLC).
B. National Mass Evacuation Tracking System (NMETS) can be used to help support several MC/EA activities, including Mass Evacuation Support, Reunification Services, Household Pet and Service Animal Support, and Support of People with Disabilities and other Access and Functional Needs.
C. The National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) allows family members to call a toll-free number to search for displaced loved ones.
D. The Safe and Well application allows people affected by a disaster to list themselves as “safe and well”.

Which of the following statements about the National Response Framework (NRF) is true?
A. The Framework requires an annual vote of activities that will be included in MC/EA.
B. The Framework established ESF #6 Annex, which is the primary source of direction and information for the MC/EA activities.
C. The Framework specifically states that MC/EA support is not permitted for animals.
D. The Framework was overturned in 1998 and has been completely replaced with new guidance.

In which phase of the MC/EA sequence of support are multiple MC/EA support requests prioritized and appropriate action recommended?
A. Monitor
B. Support
C. Analyze and Validate
D. None of the above

Although the MC/EA sequence of support is a continuous loop, it typically begins with which phase?
A. Monitor
B. Support
C. Analyze and Validate
D. None of the above

True or False: When providing MC/EA support, emergency management staff should always consider the needs of the whole community, including those with disabilities and other access and functional needs as well as those with household pets and service animals.
A. True
B. False

How does the National Incident Management System (NIMS) support MC/EA activities?
A. It provides a systematic approach within which MC/EA activities are delivered
B. It defines the amount of financial assistance that each segment of the community will receive for MC/EA activities
C. It prohibits individual members of the community from interfering in MC/EA activities
D. It outlines the various levels of authority within a community

Why is it important to think about Mass Care and Emergency Assistance activities in an interoperable way?
A. For a successful response, MC/EA activities should be conducted as an interdependent process instead of in isolation.
B. MC/EA assistance is extremely expensive and therefore must only be provided to a small percentage of the community.
C. Those affected by disaster must have their needs addressed individually.
D. All MC/EA activities must be performed separately.

Which of the following best describes the MC/EA Sequence of Support?
A. The provision of life-sustaining services in a safe, sanitary, and secure environment for survivors who have been affected by disasters and people who evacuate before a disaster strikes
B. A comprehensive, national approach that provides the template for incident management
C. A representation of the fundamental process used to support MC/EA activities
D. A comprehensive, national, all-hazards approach to domestic incidents

Which of the following best defines “Sheltering”?
A. A comprehensive, national approach that provides the template for incident management
B. A means by which residents, emergency management practitioners, organizational and community leaders, and government officials can collectively understand and assess the needs of their respective communities and determine the best ways to organize and strengthen their assets, capacities, and interest
C. The provision of life-sustaining services in a safe, sanitary, and secure environment for survivors who have been affected by disasters and people who evacuate before a disaster strikes
D. The provision of food, snacks, and hydration to the affected population and emergency workers

Which of the following are examples of community resources available to support disaster activities?
A. Nonprofit sector organizations, such as voluntary organizations, faith-based organizations, and professional associations
B. Private sector organizations, such as chambers of commerce, businesses, and other for-profit organizations
C. Members of the public sector, including individuals with specific skills, spontaneous volunteers, and community members
D. All of the above are examples of community resources that could be available to support disaster activities

All of the following are Emergency Assistance activities EXCEPT:
A. Mass Evacuation Support
B. Feeding
C. Household Pet and Service Animal Support
D. Support of People with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs