FEMA Test Answers
A. Financial considerations
B. Staffing considerations
C. Legal considerations
D. Documentation considerations
A. Communication with the public
B. Posting the recovery framework online
C. Continued revisions of the plan
D. Documentation of project implementation
A. When additional resources are needed, the agency should first consider redirecting existing in-house resources.
B. Local laws often prevent the establishment of procurement procedures prior to an event.
C. Efforts should be made to use outside resources before depleting local resources.
D. Mutual aid should be the last avenue for acquiring additional resources.
A. Establishing a health and safety plan
B. Search and rescue
C. Removing and managing debris
D. Securing damaged neighborhoods
A. Identifying possible mitigation opportunities
B. Enforcing building codes and ordinances
C. Coordinating first responders
D. Implementing the recovery plan
A. Various public works functions, such as utilities, sanitation, and municipal engineering, provide a wide range of key services.
B. The main function of public works is to repair and maintain roads and highways.
C. Public works functions usually fall under the jurisdiction of the state government.
D. Public works functions include all community services not performed by private companies.
A. Reconstructing bridges
B. Restocking retail stores
C. Acquiring medical supplies
D. Staffing hotels
A. Inspection services allow for accurate risk and vulnerability assessments used in recovery planning.
B. Inspection services determine the proper course of action for damaged buildings or facilities.
C. Providing inspection services to private individuals is a valuable funding resource.
D. Without inspection services the recovery process would take a substantially longer period of time.
A. IA programs will reimburse individuals up to 75% of their eligible, disaster-related expenses and PA programs cover no more than 50% of a state, local, or tribal government’s expenses.
B. IA programs provide assistance for individuals in a disaster where a state is overwhelmed and PA programs partially reimburse state, local, and tribal governments for eligible disaster costs.
C. Public Assistance is part of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act whereas Individual Assistance is funded by other sources.
D. Public Assistance provides assistance to any members of the general public and has much broader scope whereas Individual Assistance is determined on a case-by-case basis and has more eligibility requirements.
A. Mitigation plan
B. Public safety and health plan
C. Debris management plan
D. Critical infrastructure management plan
A. Recovery planning utilizes risk and vulnerability assessment information as a back-up to other plans.
B. Risk and vulnerability assessment information drive the planning process by identifying needed information to be gathered by the planning team.
C. Risk and vulnerability assessment information allow for the application of information gathered in one community to others nearby.
D. Recovery planning utilizes risk and vulnerability assessment information to assist with every process except for estimating losses.
A. Continuing community-wide damage assessment
B. Providing technical and engineering services
C. Estimating costs and making temporary repairs
D. Revising the community emergency operations plan
A. Developing private contracts
B. Enforcing traffic laws and issuing citations
C. Gathering statistics on illnesses
D. Providing emergency power for shelters.
A. Environmental Impacts
B. Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources
C. Economic Impacts
D. Risk and Vulnerability Assessments
A. Mitigation planning is the best method for preventing future disaster events and ensuring the health and safety of the community.
B. Mitigation planning is the most cost-effective measure a community can take in the process of planning for recovery.
C. Mitigation planning increases the potential of a community to recover economic losses from a disaster event by involving stakeholders with the necessary resources for recovery.
D. Mitigation planning reduces the impact of future events and benefits the community through reducing future losses and needs for response, increasing funding eligibility, and strengthening community partnerships.
A. The public should be aware of where and how to gather information about the recovery process.
B. Information that should be communicated to the public during recovery includes recovery plans within the community.
C. Potential life safety issues should not be communicated since they may pose a risk of panic.
D. Information should be disseminated through news releases, public service announcements, and social media.
A. Public Assistance Section 406 Mitigation (Section 406)
B. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
C. Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program
D. Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP)
A. During recovery, public works should wait for the public information officer to request information before sending it.
B. During recovery, public works’ information is often some of the most important an emergency manager can receive.
C. Information on financial impacts is an unnecessary intra-agency communication.
D. Intra-agency communication is far less important than communication with the public.
A. Elected officials at both the state and local level, emergency management representatives, and a cross-section of community members
B. Public works agency supervisors or functional directors, as well as additional stakeholders or partners like emergency management representatives, private utilities, and corresponding state agencies
C. Only public works agency supervisors or functional directors, representing roads and bridges, utilities, facilities, sanitation, parks, fleet management, and other public works functions
D. Any public works agency employee who is interested, representatives from other community agencies and departments, and local government representatives
A. Staffing information, legal information, financial information, documentation information
B. Community-wide recovery plan, other area public works recovery plans, Federal recovery planning requirements
C. Pre-event priorities, availability of resources, jurisdictional responsibilities, risk and vulnerability assessments, community-wide recovery plan
D. Analysis of effects from past events and predictions of future events
A. Social media has more potential to harm the recovery process than help it.
B. Involving the public in the recovery process should be limited since this often leads to a lack of clarity and focus.
C. Public information efforts should be kept agency-specific so that your message is not confused with that of other organizations and jurisdictions.
D. Town hall meetings and public surveys help bring valuable input and yield more community support.
A. A system should be established to review potential projects using criteria such as quality of life, community support, and hazard mitigation value.
B. Selection of projects should be put to a vote whenever possible.
C. Projects that can be achieved quickly should be held off to allow long-term projects to begin.
D. It is better to fund many small projects rather than only a few large ones.
A. Debris management
B. Clearing and cleaning canals and other storm drainage systems
C. Enforcement of curfews
D. Coastal management, such as beach re-nourishment
A. Building code revision
B. Land acquisition
C. Hardened buildings
D. Relocation of infrastructure
A. Inquire about and attend all recovery meetings in the community.
B. Assign one or more recovery liaison(s).
C. Subscribe to all recovery function email lists.
D. Make the public works recovery plan available if anyone asks for it.
A. Planning for recovery can help reduce future losses to public works facilities and systems.
B. Recovery planning is important although it is not very cost effective.
C. Planning for recovery is a process best left to other agencies.
D. Public works recovery plans are required in order to receive any federal disaster assistance.