The study guide to IS 26 Guide to Points of Distribution. Contains FEMA IS 26 Answers andcomprehensive course notes to pass the final exam. 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.
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. 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.
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
State and Local Emergency Managers
No earlier than 30 minutes before opening your POD:
A. Place your signage out
B. Notify the Local Emergency Management Agency of your POD operation.
C. Inspect all equipment on site.
D. Place pallets of commodities where the public can easily access them.
Staff operations such as restrooms, break areas, trash removal, staff feeding, and shift schedules are the responsibility of the:
A. Loading Team
B. Support Team
C. Site Security Officers
The POD kit contains:
A. Supplies for the site
B. Forms needed for site activation.
C. Supplies to distribute to the public.
D. POD site signage.
What are the two teams the POD manager directs?
A. Loading Team and Traffic Control Team
B. Community Relations Team and Security Team
C. Loading Team and Support Team