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IS-235.B: Emergency Planning


1. The main purpose of the emergency planning process is to: 
a. Create collaboration among different agencies. 
b. Assemble a multiagency planning team. 
c. Develop and maintain an emergency operations plan. 
d. Conduct a community risk assessment. 

2. A document describing how a community will respond to a wide variety of potential hazards is: 
a. An emergency operations plan. 
b. A standard operating procedure. 
c. An implementing instruction. 
d. A support document. 

3. Which of the following is the first step of the emergency planning process? 
a. Implementing and maintaining the plan 
b. Forming a collaborative planning team 
c. Developing the plan 
d. Determining goals and objectives 

4. Which of the following is the second step of the emergency planning process? 
a. Developing the plan 
b. Implementing and maintaining the plan 
c. Preparing, reviewing, and approving the plan 
d. Understanding the situation 

5. Which of the following is the final step of the emergency planning process? 
a. Implementing and maintaining the plan 
b. Determining goals and objectives 
c. Understanding the situation 
d. Preparing, reviewing, and approving the plan 

6. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is used to: 
a. Keep track of resources at an incident. 
b. Identify which entities should be involved in emergency planning. 
c. Manage all incidents, including recurring and/or planned events. 
d. Develop scenarios for a given hazard or threat. 

7. It is advisable to wait to consult with agencies with specialized expertise such as hazardous materials responders until the later phases of the planning process. 
a. True 
b. False 

8. Successful collaboration among different agencies requires that the participants chosen for the planning team share a common experience and culture. 
a. True 
b. False 

9. Which of the following is the first response priority? 
a. Essential facilities 
b. Infrastructure 
c. Life safety 

10. Which of the following is the second response priority? 
a. Essential facilities 
b. Infrastructure 
c. Life safety 

11. Which of the following is the third response priority? 
a. Essential facilities 
b. Infrastructure 
c. Life safety 

12. A threat analysis is used to determine: 
a. The causes of hazards that threaten a community. 
b. How a community plans to respond to a given threat. 
c. How vulnerable a community is to a threat. 
d. How to carry out a specific function in the face of a specific threat. 

13. In developing a community profile, one of the factors to include is: 
a. Determining what resources the community has to respond to a disaster. 
b. Developing mutual aid agreements and assistance agreements. 
c. Supplementing community resources with State assistance. 
d. Applying for Federal aid to supplement community resource shortfalls. 

14. The basic plan should contain enough detail to stand alone as the community‚Äôs specific approach to emergency response. 
a. True 
b. False 

15. The recommended emergency operations plan format includes: 
a. Hazard-specific analyses. 
b. The basic plan. 
c. Vulnerability studies. 
d. Response operations. 

16. Which part of the EOP is hazard-, threat-, or incident-specific? 
a. Assumptions 
b. Annex 
c. Basic plan 
d. Implementing instructions 

17. All of the following are examples of functional annexes, EXCEPT FOR: 
a. Hazardous Materials Response. 
b. Direction and Control. 
c. Communications. 
d. Population Warning. 

18. The Situation and Assumptions component of the basic plan includes: 
a. Threats addressed by the plan. 
b. Instructions for compiling situation reports. 
c. Disclaimers to limit the liability in case of emergency. 
d. Legal bases for emergency operations and activities. 

19. A detailed annex repeats content presented in the basic plan. 
a. True 
b. False 

20. There is a standardized set of hazard-specific annexes that appear in emergency operations plans nationwide. 
a. True 
b. False 

21. Implementing instructions include: 
a. A promulgation document signed by the Chief Executive Officer. 
b. Standard operating procedures. 
c. Identification of shared responsibilities. 
d. A statement that addresses liability issues. 

22. Checklists are most useful when narrative observations or calculations must be recorded. 
a. True 
b. False 

23. Which type of implementing instruction would be most appropriate for recording calculations and/or observations? 
a. Information card 
b. Checklist 
c. Recordkeeping/combination form 
d. Standard operating procedures 

24. Which type of implementing instruction would be most appropriate for completing a multi-step task on the job? 
a. Information card 
b. Checklist 
c. Map 
d. Recordkeeping/combination form 

25. Which type of implementing instruction would be the most appropriate for a resource list? 
a. Standard operating procedures 
b. Job aid 
c. Checklist 
d. Information card


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