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FEMA IS 101.C: Preparing for Federal Disaster Operations: FEMA Answers


1. After establishing communications with the affected State emergency management agency, the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC):
 A. Reports on the overall national emergency management priorities and actions.
 B. Develops initial Federal objectives and deploys resources.
 C. Assumes command of the incident scene operations.
 D. Works with local jurisdictions to identify financial needs for recovery.


2. FEMA’s policy of nondiscrimination can be summarized as providing all disaster survivors with the same amount of financial assistance.
 A. True
 B. False


3. To comply with the Freedom of Information Act, you are required to disclose the names of disaster survivors when requested.
 A. True
 B. False


4. When communicating with a disaster survivor whose English proficiency is limited, it helps to repeat information loudly and slowly.
 A. True
 B. False


5. A basic premise of both the National incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Response Framework (NRF) is that:
 A. The use of standardized processes, such as the Incident Command System, is limited to large, complex disasters.
 B. Federal assistance is designed to supplant rather than supplement State and local resources.
 C. Government officials should strive to manage incident response without involving others.
 D. Incidents should be managed at the lowest jurisdictional level possible.


6. One core ethical concept is that you need to act impartially and not give preferential treatment to any private organization or individual.
 A. True
 B. False


7. Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) deliver a broad range of technical support and other services at the national, regional, and field levels.
 A. True
 B. False


8. Who within the field-level facility responds to accidents, illnesses, injuries, and other incident emergencies?
 A. Security Manager
 B. Safety Officer
 C. Chief of Staff
 D. Human Resources Specialist


9. Where in your assigned incident facility would you go to obtain current incident status information?
 A. Operations Section
 B. Logistics Section
 C. Planning Section
 D. Finance and Administration Section


10. When should you submit travel vouchers?
 A. Before you deploy
 B. Within 2 weeks of your deployment
 C. Within 5 days of your deployment
 D. Within 6 weeks of demobilization


11. Under the Stafford Act declaration process, who requests Federal assistance?
 A. FEMA Administrator
 B. Mayor of the jurisdiction
 C. Local emergency manager
 D. Governor of the State


12. There are instances when it is advisable for you to travel to the incident site as soon as possible, whether or not you’ve been deployed.
 A. True
 B. False


13. Even given the critical nature of response work, overtime hours need to be authorized in advance.
 A. True
 B. False


14. Though the Joint Field Office (JFO) uses an Incident Command System structure, the JFO does not manage on-scene operations. Instead, the JFO focuses on providing support to on-scene efforts and conducting broader support operations that may extend beyond the incident site.
 A. True
 B. False


15. You may use your Government Credit Card for purchasing nonreimbursable personal items during a deployment.
 A. True
 B. False


16. All of the following are useful for remaining calm and making effective decisions in the stressful, fast-paced environment of incident facilities, EXCEPT FOR:
 A. Persistence through adverse conditions
 B. Input from supervisors and coworkers
 C. Caffeine and other energy supplements
 D. A sense of optimism and humor


17. Upon arrival at the assigned incident facility, your first priority should be to:
 A. Contact your family to let them know you’ve arrived safely.
 B. Complete the check-in process.
 C. Obtain any needed equipment from the Logistics Section.
 D. Talk with the Incident Commander to find out how you can help.


18. Why would a community member go to a Disaster Recovery Center?
 A. To get information about disaster assistance programs.
 B. To be able to get shelter prior to the landfall of a hurricane.
 C. To get medical treatment following a major disaster.
 D. To receive training to be part of a Federal response team.


19. When receiving equipment, you should examine and inventory each item to make sure it is all in your possession and in working order.
 A. True
 B. False


20. Where in your assigned incident facility would you go to check in, resolve personnel issues, or receive training?
 A. Operations Section
 B. Logistics Section
 C. Planning Section
 D. Finance and Administration Section


21. You see an unknown individual approaching your workstation without a badge. When asked, the individual is unable to show you proper identification and becomes irate. You should:
 A. Ask the individual to show you his or her driver’s license.
 B. Tell the individual to leave the facility immediately.
 C. Assume that someone else will deal with the issue.
 D. Report the situation to the Security Manager.


22. It is unnecessary to notify Deployment Unit if the only change in your status is the hotel where you are staying.
 A. True
 B. False


23. You may be monetarily liable if you neglect to return all issued equipment at check-out to the Logistics Section Accountable Property Specialist.
 A. True
 B. False


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