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FEMA IS-912: Retail Security Awareness: Understanding the Hidden Hazards Answers

Select the TRUE statement from below: A. Homemade explosives are used in more terrorist attacks than conventional explosives.

There few incidents using homemade explosives in the United States involved small explosive devices such as pipe bombs.

Homemade explosives are of little threat in the United States, due to increased regulation of bomb-making ingredients.

Conventional explosives are much more powerful and destructive than homemade explosives.

When should you report your observations about suspicious purchases and behavior relative to high-risk products? A. Before the sale has been completed and while the customer still is on the premises.

The next time the customer enters the premises.

As soon as you observe any single suspicious behavior or purchase.

As identified in procedures established by your supervisor or law enforcement partners.

All of the following are steps you can take to identify and report suspicious purchases of high-risk products, EXCEPT FOR: A. Knowing your products.

Confronting the purchaser.

Understanding the threat.


Complete the Statement: Typically, homemade explosives are produced from products that are: A. Controlled to prevent purchase without providing identification.

Available from a limited number of retailers who specialize in construction materials.

Legally accessible in retail establishments across the country.

Purchased by individuals holding special permits.

Which of the following would be considered a suspicious purchasing behavior? A. A customer who refuses similar products that are more effective or less expensive for no apparent reason.

A customer who reads all the labels for similar items before determining which product to purchase.

A customer who purchases a high-risk product for the first time.

A customer with a commercial account who makes repeated purchases over several years of a high-risk product.

Select the TRUE statement from below: A. Reporting sales of all high-risk products is mandatory in most jurisdictions throughout the country.

Controlling the purchase of high-risk products is as simple as requiring permits for their purchase.

Most high-risk products contain explicit warning labels to help retailers identify those items to monitor.

Understanding typical purchasing trends can help you identify suspicious purchases of high-risk products.

Complete the Statement: A single suspicious purchasing behavior should alert you to be vigilant and report: A. Only when payment for the purchase has been made using cash.

When combined with other suspicious purchasing or personal behaviors.

Immediately after you have detected the suspicious purchasing behavior.

Using the reporting forms for your establishment.

Select the TRUE statement from below: A. Bomb-making ingredients can be found in some common health and beauty products, lawn care products, and household cleaners.

High-risk products that are produced today have been chemically neutralized to prevent their use in homemade explosives.

Commercial explosives are a necessary ingredient in homemade explosives.

The sales of high-risk products have been banned in the United States.

All of the following should be included in employee training programs to identify and report suspicious purchases EXCEPT FOR: A. Follow-up training in surveillance and questioning techniques.

Training on reporting procedures, including relevant telephone numbers.

Training on what information to report, including relevant forms.

Follow-up training to include identification of high-risk products in the inventory.

All the following will help you to identify suspicious sales of high-risk products in your inventory, EXCEPT FOR: A. Participating in partnership activities with law enforcement in your community.

Becoming familiar with the traditional uses and sales patterns for high-risk products.

Taking part in relevant training programs within your establishment.

Identifying purchasers who have numerous questions about specific high-risk products.