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FEMA IS 804: Emergency Support Function (ESF) #4 – Firefighting Answers


1. One goal of ESF #4 is to replace the need for States to get assistance through interstate mutual aid and assistance mechanisms such as the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC).
A. True
B. False


2. Emergency Support Function (ESF) #4 – Firefighting is limited to providing Federal support for the detection and suppression of fires occurring in wildland areas.
A. True
B. False


3. The Department of the Interior is the operational lead for firefighting response in the State of Alaska.
A. True
B. False


4. Which agency serves as the ESF #4 coordinator?
A. U.S. Fire Administration
B. U.S. Forest Service
C. Environmental Protection Agency
D. U.S. Department of the Interior


5. Which ESF #4 support agency provides expertise and assistance with structural fires?
A. Environmental Protection Agency
B. U.S. Fire Administration
C. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
D. U.S. Department of Commerce


6. In most States, who is responsible for wildland firefighting on non-Federal lands?
A. U.S. Fire Administration
B. U.S. Forest Service
C. State forestry organizations
D. Local and tribal governments


7. Which agency supports ESF #4 by providing weather forecasts and predictions of smoke dispersion during an incident?
A. Environmental Protection Agency
B. U.S. Fire Administration
C. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
D. U.S. Department of Commerce


8. The National Interagency Coordination Center is responsible for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire and other incidents throughout the United States.
A. True
B. False


9. Which of the following activities is included under the ESF #4 scope?
A. Providing requested firefighting personnel and equipment on a temporary basis to communities affected by a powerful earthquake.
B. Credentialing local firefighters to ensure they are meet the NIMS typing standards.
C. Leading an investigation of a series of fires in a downtown business district when arson is suspected.
D. Providing fire detection surveillance and suppression for military bases that include wildland areas.


10. The Geographic Area Coordination Center (GACC):
A. Reimburses structural firefighting resources that are requested under interstate mutual aid and assistance agreements.
B. Is an interagency center responsible for coordinating resource mobilization and providing predictive services.
C. Replaces the need for a Joint Field Office when there is a Stafford Act declaration for firefighting.
D. Assumes responsibility for the management of incidents involving Federal firefighting resources.


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