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FEMA IS-662: Improving Preparedness and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships Answers

FEMA IS-662: Improving Preparedness and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships Answers

Which of the following is a best practice in resource management and sharing in a public-private partnership? A. Identifying resource sharing opportunities during the establishment of a partnership.

Relying on public sector organizations to provide most resources.

Requiring all partners to commit physical resources to the partnership.

Preventing private sector organizations from using public sector resources.

Which of the following statements about emergency communications is true? A. Direct communication should not be used at all during emergencies because it is inefficient.

All public-private partnerships should use the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) for emergency communications.

Incident alerts should include detailed, actionable information which can be used to inform partners’ responses.

Situational reporting is used by partnerships to communicate updates to the general public.

Which of the following should NOT be a responsibility of a private sector representative in an Emergency Operations Center (EOC)? A. The representative should advocate for private sector and constituent interests in the EOC.

The representative should relay information from other members of the partnership to the EOC.

The representative should be able to promise any resources from private sector partners to emergency response efforts.

The representative should facilitate emergency communications between the public and private sectors.

How can a public-private partnership improve the emergency management system? A. Replace public emergency management services in rural areas.

Raise and donate money for public emergency management services.

Relieve FEMA of duties to help the private sector recover after disasters.

Prevent the duplication of response and recovery efforts through information sharing.

Which of the following statements about improper dissemination of information is true? A. Partners should never share sensitive information within a partnership in order to safeguard against improper dissemination.

Private sector organizations should not share information with each other, only with the public sector.

Only private sector organizations worry about improper dissemination of information because they worry about trade secrets.

The improper dissemination of information is a legitimate public safety and security concern for all partners.

Resource request procedures should ________. A. Limit requests to paying members of partnerships.

Be established before an incident.

Prevent public organizations from accessing private resources unless they are responding to an incident.

Be separate from any information sharing network inorder to prevent improper dissemination of information.

Which statement best explains why it is important to reevaluate the value proposition? A. Inevitably, partners will find the partnership less valuable over time, so the value proposition should be reevaluated.

It is not important to revisit the value proposition.

The value proposition of the partnership may change over time, and revisiting that value proposition ensures that the partnership still makes the best use of partnership capabilities.

Revisiting the value proposition will determine which partners need to leave the partnership.

Which of the following activities is NOT a best practice in strengthening partnership collaboration? A. Requiring partners to sign contracts ensuring they will contribute to the partnership.

Recognizing partner contributions.

Sharing best practices.

Identifying training and resource needs.

In a public-private partnership, it is NOT essential for: A. The partnership to have a common mission.

The partnership to

enhance or fill a gap in emergency management.

The partnership to receive federal funding.

Partners to have complementary strengths.

The Union County Public-Private Partnership is dedicated to hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery. What should the Union County Public-Private Partnership NOT include in its resource-sharing plan? A. Conditions that trigger the use of shared resources during an incident.

Guidance for what resources are available during preparedness, response or recovery.

Information about who ‘owns’ or will provide shared resources.

Rule stating that the partnership is not liable for any damage to resources during a hurricane.

Potential public-private partnership resources could: A. Support any aspect of the emergency management system.

Be supplied for a cost.

Be a service.

All of the above.

The Northwest Emergency Alliance is a public-private partnership between tribal nations, local and state emergency managers, and private businesses. The goal of the partnership is to help local communities recover from natural disasters. Recently, after a devastating flood, there was some miscommunication between partners and resources promised during the establishment of the partnership were not deployed appropriately. What steps should the Northwest Emergency Alliance take to strengthen its partnership? A. The partnership should get rid of those partners who did not provide resources as promised.

The partnership should leave all emergency response efforts up to the public sector.

The partnership should revisit the value proposition to make sure partners still have the same capabilities.

The partnership should put one individual in charge of promising and deploying resources.

When discussing the value of a partnership with partners, you should ask likely partners if: A. They agree with the common mission of the partnership.

They are interested in sharing the benefits of the new partnership.

They have needs or capabilities to bring to the partnership.

All of the above.

As outlined in this course, which of the following is NOT a step in establishing a public-private partnership? A. Define the purpose and objectives of partnership.

Create a resource-sharing inventory.

Discuss value of partnership with likely partners.

Identify likely partners.

According to what you learned in this course, which of the following is a sign that a public-private partnership might be introuble? A. The partnership has not supported the response to any incidents.

The partners do not communicate regularly.

Partners do not share physical resources.

The partnership does not have a visionary leader.

In a large metropolitan city, several management companiesof large high-rises in the downtown area partnered with the local emergency management agency. The partnership’s goal is to create a comprehensive evacuation and emergency response plan for the downtown area, which requires the management companies to share sensitive floor and building plans. How should the companies share this information? A. They should create a secure information-sharing network which encrypts all data and limits access to that data.

They should send the information as hard copies to all partners.

They should post it to their websites to allow anyone to plan an evacuation route.

They should use an email listserv to share that information with all partners.