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IS-26: Guide to Points of Distribution


1. PODs are generally open for 12 hours a day.
 A. True
 B. False

2. A POD is divided into the supply line, the support line, and the vehicle line.
 A. True
 B. False

3. 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

4. A Type III POD has only one vehicle lane.
 A. True
 B. False

5. The Local Emergency Management Agency (LEMA) is the primary authority for the activation, operation, and demobilization of the PODs.
 A. True
 B. False

6. POD signage differs for vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
 A. True
 B. False

7. Once local infrastructure is restored, the Local Emergency Management Agency (LEMA) will begin to close PODs.
 A. True
 B. False

8. PODs supply the same quantity of supplies to each vehicle.
 A. True
 B. False

9. Pallets of commodities should be separated at each loading point.
 A. True
 B. False

10. Accept all volunteers who arrive at the POD site to assist you.
 A. True
 B. False






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11. The Adopt-a-POD program is for recruiting volunteers to staff PODs in the community.
 A. True
 B. False

12. Accounting for all personnel, equipment, and supplies at your POD is one of the POD manager's primary responsibilities.
 A. True
 B. False

13. The media should be encouraged to speak with everyone at the POD site.
 A. True
 B. False

14. 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.

15. Each person or vehicle typically receives enough supplies for a household of three.
 A. True
 B. False

16. PODs accommodate drive-through traffic only.
 A. True
 B. False

17. The POD Manager assigns position.
 A. True
 B. False

18. 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.

19. The largest POD is a Type I.
 A. True
 B. False

20. 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
D. Loaders


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