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FEMA IS 36: Multihazard Planning for Childcare Answers Answers

1. Which of the following statements about preparing your site for an emergency is FALSE:
 A. Preparing your site involves difficult and complex tasks to keep children and your property protected.
 B. An important part of preparing your site is including the whole community to help you identify hazards.
 C. Being aware of hazards helps you prioritize and plan for the hazards.
 D. It is important to know the severe weather risks that may impact your site.

2. Your emergency plan and procedures need to:
 A. Change only once a year.
 B. Be written well so they do not require changes.
 C. Include a process for regular updates.
 D. Address how your staff performed in exercises.

3. When a child is sick, he or she should be:
 A. Immediately isolated from other children and staff.
 B. Evaluated and cared for based on the illness.
 C. Sent home immediately to avoid spreading the illness.
 D. Included in activities as planned.

4. Recovery from an incident can take a long time, so you should:
 A. Focus your recovery planning only on physical site requirements.
 B. Include short-term and long-term procedures for recovery during planning.
 C. Wait for an incident to occur to accurately identify necessary recovery processes.
 D. Rely on the community to address recovery efforts for your site.

5. A type of training you might use when you have limited time is a:
 A. Briefing.
 B. Tabletop.
 C. Drill.
 D. Seminar.

6. When taking a 'child's eye view' of your site you identify an outlet in a play area that is not protected. You currently do not have any outlet covers, so you:
 A. Tell yourself and staff to keep children away from the outlet.
 B. Place a chair in front of the outlet to block it from access.
 C. Cover the outlet with duct tape.
 D. Close off the area to children until you can get an outlet cover.

7. Reunification procedures are necessary when:
 A. A person other than a parent or guardian will pick up the child.
 B. You have implemented shelter-in-place procedures.
 C. You have to evacuate your site and cannot return to it.
 D. A child has been sent home due to illness.

8. To identify hazards and threats for the emergency plan, consider:
 A. Those hazards that are most likely and of highest consequence to your site.
 B. Financial loss calculations to prioritize preparedness activities and resources.
 C. Only those hazards that would lead to catastrophic consequences.
 D. Hazards that have occurred in only the past 10 years.

9. Your planning process needs to address how to recover after an emergency. An important step in ensuring you are ready to restore your physical site is:
 A. Taking photos of the interior and exterior of you childcare facility.
 B. Maintaining current contact information.
 C. Having a backup plan for electronic files.
 D. Building relationships with local community psychological resources.

10. If there is a tornado warning in your area, you should:
 A. Turn off the utilities.
 B. Seal the room using duct tape.
 C. Evacuate children and staff.
 D. Take everyone to your shelter location immediately.

11. When developing your emergency plan and identifying hazards, you should:
 A. Pay an outside source to develop your plan and identify hazards.
 B. Include a mix of people from your site and community.
 C. Only include the people who work at your childcare site.
 D. Not include childcare organizations.

12. Which of the following hazards are NOT preventable:
 A. Explosions.
 B. Utility outages.
 C. Child abductions.
 D. Fires.

13. If you have been told to evacuate your site because of a gas leak, you will need to have children and staff go:
 A. To an out-of-neighborhood site.
 B. Out of town.
 C. To a location adjacent to your site.
 D. Home.

14. Fire is:
 A. Slow to spread.
 B. A rare business disaster.
 C. Especially dangerous for young children.
 D. Dangerous due to the flames emitted.

15. If you need to evacuate, your emergency supplies should:
 A. Remain in the shelter location.
 B. Have enough supplies for each person for 72 hours.
 C. Include a fire extinguisher.
 D. Be in something easy to carry.

16. You should communicate, train, and practice your plan and procedures:
 A. Only when you make changes that impact the procedures.
 B. To ensure you can effectively respond in a crisis.
 C. When a crisis is imminent.
 D. When your site is closed and children are not present.

17. Your site closing procedures should include how you will notify parents of closing and who will:
 A. Take the emergency kit.
 B. Identify evacuation locations.
 C. Decide to close the site.
 D. Review your plan.

18. No matter the size of your site, your plan should address the needs of all children in your care and include:
 A. Incident Command System (ICS) functions.
 B. A basic plan, functional annexes, and hazard-specific annexes.
 C. A full-scale exercise.
 D. Procedures for evacuation, sheltering, and reunification.

19. A type of exercise that is frequently used to practice a single function is a:
 A. Briefing.
 B. Drill.
 C. Functional exercise.
 D. Full-scale exercise.

20. When there is a threat of severe weather:
 A. Turn off all utilities.
 B. Listen to the radio for updated information.
 C. Keep outside activities as planned, until you are sure it is imminent.
 D. Send children home and close your site.

21. It is important to know who is on your site at any point in the day, to successfully achieve this you need to have:
 A. Evacuation procedures.
 B. Reunification procedures.
 C. Parent/guardian contact information.
 D. Sign-in/out procedures.

22. When conducting drills:
 A. Use detailed instructions.
 B. Surprise children so you can test how well they follow directions.
 C. Exclude children because being involved will scare them.
 D. Make your communication age-appropriate.

23. As part of your planning process, you should contact your insurance carrier to obtain information on:
 A. Running a childcare site.
 B. Risk reduction and claims procedures.
 C. Local community planning efforts.
 D. The Incident Command System (ICS).

24. After you have identified how you will address the highest consequence and most likely hazards and threats for your site:
 A. You do not need to consider hazards or threats again.
 B. Your emergency plan is complete.
 C. Your next step is to get input from your community.
 D. You can conduct drills with your children and staff.

25. After an incident,:
 A. Tell children who want to talk about the incident to talk to their parents or guardians.
 B. Instruct your staff to avoid any discussion of the incident with or around the children.
 C. Do not do anything special for the children, children are extremely resilient and will quickly forget the incident.
 D. Encourage activities in which children draw, write, or talk about the incident.

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