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FEMA IS-450: Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees Answers

1. Regardless of how you normally get to work, which of the following actions should you take to be prepared for an emergency?


2. Which of the following statements regarding NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is false?


3. How should you prepare for an emergency at work?


4. Which of the following statements is false?


5. Is the following true or false? “Generally, you will only shelter in place at the office until the threat can be assessed, emergency response personnel arrive, and the dangerous conditions pass. Once you feel that there is no longer a hazard, you are free to leave the shelter-in-place location, and you do not have to wait until an ‘all clear’ is issued by building management or security personnel.’


6. How does preparing for emergencies enhance the safety of your family and strengthen your ability to carry out your work?


7. What is the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)?


8. ‘Getting involved’ focuses on finding opportunities to support community and workplace preparedness before an emergency occurs. Which of the following activities can help in this effort?


9. How should you establish a location for your family to meet in the event of an emergency?


10. During an emergency, Federal agencies may close their facilities, but area-wide evacuation orders typically will come from which of the following?


11. Who is responsible for emergency preparedness?


12. Is the following statement true or false? “FEMA recommends that you check and update your emergency kit once a year.”


13. The main purpose of the _________________ is to communicate information effectively about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, Government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.



14. It is important to assemble an emergency supply kit prior to an emergency because:



15. Following an emergency, why should you let your family know about your status via text message, e-mail, or social media sites?



16. Generally, if an emergency occurs while you are at work but you are not in immediate danger, your default action should be to___________.


17. Prior to an emergency, it is important to identify a friend or relative who can serve as an out-of-state contact because:


18. If the fire alarm goes off at work, what should you do immediately after evacuating the building?


19. Based on the current guidance from the Ready campaign and used throughout this course, what are the key steps to prepare for an emergency?


20. Is the following statement true or false? “All Federal employees should have a personal emergency preparedness plan, even if they do not have designated emergency responsibilities.”