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IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship

1. An effective practice for managing public information after a mass casualty incident is to: A. Simplify the public information task by selecting a single format and method of communication for the entire community.

B. Delay providing any information until all information can be reported at one time, to avoid repeatedly reminding the public of a painful episode.

C. Agree with community partners to speak as one voice, channeling information through a Public Information Officer.

D. Avoid the media or tell them "no comment" until all facts have been collected and verified.

2. Evacuation may be an appropriate response action when: A. It is uncertain if there is imminent danger but there is a need to take action to reassure a crowd.

B. It is unsafe to stay in the building because of an imminent danger, fire, or structural damage.

C. A medical emergency has occurred, such as a person having a seizure.

D. The danger, such as an active shooter, is at the perimeter of the building and not yet inside.

3. Select the FALSE statement from below. A. Mass casualty response planning should be part of an all-hazards approach to planning.

B. A partnership approach to planning fosters a whole community commitment to enhancing safety and security.

C. Involving stakeholders in the planning process for mass casualty incidents has little benefit and may cause panic.

D. Anyone who will be involved in implementing the plan should be involved in creating it.

4. If an organization (school, campus, or house of worship) wishes to prepare and plan for mass casualty incidents, an effective approach would be to work with community partners to create a plan that includes protective actions to reduce vulnerabilities, response actions to minimize negative consequences, and post-incident actions to promote community recovery. A. TRUE

B. FALSE

5. All of the following are effective practices for managing public information after a mass casualty incident EXCEPT A. Make information available in diverse, culturally appropriate, and age-specific formats.

B. Keep updated information flowing, as more information becomes available.

C. Agree with community partners to speak as one voice, channeling information through a Public Information Officer.

D. Avoid the media or tell them "no comment" until all facts have been collected and verified.

6. When conducting exercises, it is advisable to test multiagency coordination before conducting drills to test specific response action procedures. A. TRUE

B. FALSE

7. Mass casualty response planning should be part of an all-hazards approach to planning. A. TRUE

B. FALSE

8. The most effective way to identify needed improvements in how your organization carries out response procedures is to: A. Compare your procedures to ones developed by another organization.

B. Request that all staff and stakeholders read the plan.

C. Develop and conduct periodic drills and other exercises.

D. Hire a consultant to conduct an annual safety inspection.

9. In managing public information after a mass casualty incident, it is a good practice to avoid the media or tell them "no comment" until all facts have been collected and verified. A. TRUE

B. FALSE

10. Select the FALSE statement below: A. It is important to customize your emergency plan to reflect the risks, realities, and resources that characterize the local area and your own organization.

B. When an organization is planning for mass casualty incidents, an effective approach is to request law enforcement personnel to develop a separate plan for mass casualty incidents for the organization.

C. A plan for mass casualty incidents should include protective actions to reduce vulnerabilities, response actions to minimize negative consequences, and post-incident actions to promote community recovery.

D. A partnership approach to planning for mass casualty incidents helps to ensure that the plans for your organization are compatible with those of the agencies that would respond if an incident occurred.

11. In which of the following situations would emergency lockdown be the most appropriate response action? A. A belligerent, out-of-control person in the main office is making threats and brandishing a weapon.

B. You have been notified that a suspicious person may be in the neighborhood but imminent danger is not indicated.

C. A medical emergency has occurred in a classroom or office area and other occupants need to go to another room where they can be properly supervised.

D. There is an indication of explosive devices in the building and a safe route of escape has been identified.

12. If an organization (school, campus, or house of worship) wishes to prepare and plan for mass casualty incidents, an effective approach would be to use an existing plan from a comparable organization in another district or state, being careful to select an organization that has experienced a mass casualty incident in the past. A. TRUE

B. FALSE

13. Which of the following is an effective strategy when conducting a security assessment? A. Confine the assessment to ways the building could be accessed, including doors, windows, rooftop, and interior doors.

B. Use a standard approach for assessing each area, considering it from the viewpoints of those who typically use the space and a person who intends harm.

C. Focus on the written procedures stating how security systems should be used rather than on observing how personnel implement those procedures.

D. Always conduct inspections at the same time and day of the week, when the building and grounds are unoccupied.

14. An emergency lockdown allows for limited normal activities to take place, such as continued teaching and movement in hallways while the situation is investigated and addressed. A. TRUE

B. FALSE

15. When conducting exercises, you should: A. Ensure exercise participants know that there are consequences for inadequate performance.

B. Vary the conditions (e.g., time of day, type of activities) under which the exercises are conducted.

C. Complete a full-scale exercises to test multiagency coordination before determining the objective of a tabletop exercise.

D. Make sure your exercise will overwhelm existing systems and procedures even if the scenario is unrealistic.


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