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Which is the federal document that defines the roles and responsibilities of federal agencies during a disaster response?

Which is the federal document that defines the roles and responsibilities of federal agencies during a disaster response?

Question 1 options:

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

National Response Plan (NRP)

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)

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The Stafford Act prohibits reimbursement of direct federal agency costs.

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Which of the following is considered the most essential part of any mitigation strategy or plan?

Question 3 options:

An analysis of hazards in the particular area

The feasibility of multiple evacuation routes

Accurate hard prediction mechanisms

Adequate first response capabilities

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Choose the best definition for emergency management from the following:

Question 4 options:

managerial function charged with ensuring that federal and state agencies encourage preparedness and readiness for their agencies.

managing operations in an emergency operations center (EOC) during a natural or man-made disaster.

spearheading initiatives to evacuate or shelter citizens in the event of an emergency or disaster.

managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

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Which of the following is NOT a category of federal disaster assistance?

Question 5 options:

Community Assistance

Hazard Mitigation Assistance

Public Assistance

Individual Assistance

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Which exercises require the most resources and the highest level of planning?

Question 6 options:

functional exercises

full-scale exercises

partial-scale exercises

table-top exercises

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Emergency Declarations are capped at $5 million federal assistance per single event.

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The National Response Plan is activated immediately after

Question 8 options:

The President makes a disaster declaration.

The Governor makes a disaster declaration.

The Incident Command System is activated.

A disaster overwhelms the capacity of a local jurisdiction to respond.

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The federal government is not required to provide any financial assistance prior to a Governor's Disaster or Emergency Declaration.

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Which of the following statements most closely describes international Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs):

Question 10 options:

NGOs are donor agencies including USAID, World Bank, UN and the European Community Humanitarian Organization who implement their own relief project.

NGOs are considered "national" if they have partner organizations in several countries.

NGOs are considered "international" if they work in more than two countries.

NGO is a term for an organization of private citizens with no national government affiliation other than support from government sources of financial or in-kind contributions.

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For a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration, the disaster declaration process should include all of the following except:

Question 11 options:

A joint preliminary damage assessment (PDA) that included FEMA, state, local government and other federal agency representatives.

A request to the President from the Governor through the FEMA regional office identifying the counties affected.

FEMA's recommendation to the President for review.

Signature of the Speaker of the House for the approval of the joint houses of Congress.

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If the governor's request for a President Declaration is turned down, the governor has a right of appeal.

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The __________ is responsible for requesting that the president declare a federal disaster.

Question 13 options:

emergency manager

state treasurer

incident commander


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The decision to make a disaster declaration is completely at the discretion of the President.

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Which of the following steps is normally performed before a plan is exercised?


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Question 15 options:

Train personnel to the plan

Perform cost/benefit analysis on mitigation measures

Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the plan

Share information from the AAR with stakeholders

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All of the following are mitigation measures except which of the following:

Question 16 options:

Acquisition, floodplain management, easements.

Temporary trailers for housing evacuees.

Hazard identification and mapping.

Residential fire sprinklers.

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The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs issued a report after Hurricane Katrina with 7 core recommendations that included all of the following except:

Question 17 options:

Improved capacity to respond to catastrophic events.

Federal management and ownership of critical infrastructure resources.

Return to the all hazards approach in planning.

Strengthening response plans and systems and better regional coordination.

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Stafford Act funds are eligible for any natural hazard, but were only available for terrorism related costs starting in 2004.

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The 1970's witnessed a number of changes to the federal Emergency Management system when:

Question 19 options:

FEMA's Director called for a return to Civil Defense as Nuclear Attack and Crisis Relocation Planning.

Three Mile Island prompted the President and Congress to consolidate emergency preparedness, mitigation and response activities into one agency--FEMA.

The Department of Transportation and the US Military were called in when FEMA failed to act promptly to Hurricanes Hugo and Andrew.

Appointment of James Lee Witt to FEMA Director lead to the establishment of Project Impact.

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The Post Katrina Emergency Management Act provided for all of the following except:

Question 20 options:

All FEMA Law Enforcement positions would be moved to the Department of Justice.

The National Integration Center maintains the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework.

FEMA Director position was given greater visibility as an Administrator and a National FEMA Advisory Council was created.

A new Disability Coordinator position was created in the FEMA Office of Equal Rights.

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