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FEMA IS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone Answers

In a complex disaster, first responders and emergency workers are typically able to reach everyone within the first few hours. A. True


When facilitating the preparedness activities, you should: A. Avoid rehearsing so that presentations feel spontaneous, relaxed, and informal.

Read the materials verbatim so every session is consistent and uniform.

Tailor the material with information on local hazards and community response resources.

Make sure to stand behind a podium or a table to ensure credibility as a presenter.

Select the FALSE statement from below: A. Asking for participant feedback may cause a session to end on a negative note. Therefore, you should avoid asking for feedback.

Taking photographs of preparedness sessions may be useful for promoting future sessions. Remember, you should get releases from individuals before publishing the photographs.

Forming partnerships with other organizations or getting sponsorship from the business community can help defray some of the expenses for supplies, materials, and refreshments.

Working with faith-based organizations, libraries, civic associations, schools, or government office buildings may help you locate space for hosting the sessions.

Citizen Corps, an organization created to help coordinate volunteer activities, established four community preparedness principles. Select the missing Citizen Corps community preparedness principle:




Volunteer Service


Local Ordinances

Governmental Leadership

Personal/Organizational Preparedness

Preparedness does not have to be complex or overly time consuming. Rather, it should motivate, empower, and engage the whole community. A. True


Preparedness is the shared responsibility of all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens. A. True


According to a 2009 Citizen Corps national survey, what percentage of Americans have not prepared because they think that emergency responders will help them? A. 3%




Preparedness is defined as actions taken to plan, organize, equip, train, and exercise to build and sustain the capabilities necessary to:


Protect against,

Mitigate the effects of,

Respond to, and

Recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk.

Select the missing item from below: A. Deter




When considering target audience needs, you should identify any accommodations that may be needed to adapt your preparedness training for individuals with disabilities or language differences. A. True


The preparedness activities included in this program must be presented in an established sequence and without making any changes. A. True