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IS-1.a: Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position


1. Elevating outdoor utilities such as air conditioning units above the base flood elevation is an example of: Mitigation. 


2. All of the following activities are examples of recovery activities EXCEPT FOR:   Developing an emergency operations plan.


3. Select the TRUE statement from below:  Records management requirements may originate from Federal, State, tribal, and/or local policies. 


4. Which act created the system by which a Presidential disaster declaration triggers financial and physical assistance and gives FEMA responsibility for coordinating Government response efforts? Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 100-707)


 5. Select the FALSE statement from below: Emergency management is exclusively a Federal Government function charged with reducing vulnerability to threats/hazards and helping the Nation cope with disasters.


 6. An emergency operations plan (EOP) is a key component of an emergency management program. It establishes the overall authority, roles, and functions performed during incident response. An EOP does all of the following EXCEPT FOR: Establishes objectives for each operational period in an ongoing incident.


7. Mission areas are comprised of the capabilities required for executing a function at any time (before, during, or after an incident) and across all threats and hazards. Four of the five preparedness mission areas are: Prevention, Protection, Response, and Recovery. Which is the fifth mission area?  Mitigation


8. Because recovery from disaster is unique to each community and complex, it is advisable to wait until after an incident occurs to initiate the planning process. False


9. The following response actions are part of the emergency manager’s role EXCEPT FOR:  Managing the incident scene.


10. Protection activities are a major area of emphasis for emergency managers. Examples of protection activities include all of the following EXCEPT FOR:  Providing temporary shelter to community members.








11. The purposes of conducting exercises include all of the following EXCEPT FOR: Identify parties who fail to perform to standard so punitive actions can be taken.


12. Which of the following presents an integrated set of guidance, programs, and processes that enables the whole community to meet the National Preparedness Goal? National Preparedness System


13. Select the FALSE statement from below:  To ensure that the community has sufficient resources, jurisdictions should confine recovery efforts to physical and fiscal aspects of rebuilding. 


14. The National Incident Management System (NIMS): Integrates best practices into a comprehensive, standardized system that is flexible enough to be used across the full spectrum of potential incidents. 


15. Following a Presidential declaration, a number of assistance programs may be available under the Stafford Act. Select the example of a service available as part of the Public Assistance program: Restoring power and communications facilities 


16. Responsibilities of an emergency manager include all of the following EXCEPT FOR:  Directing onsite tactical responders at the incident site.


17. The basis of the legal duties of an emergency manager can be found in:  Local emergency management ordinances, State or tribal emergency management laws, and other standards. 


18. There are two broad categories of training and exercises: discussion based and operations based. Which of the following is an example of an operations-based exercise?  Drill 


19. The emergency manager is instrumental in overall coordination of the emergency response. This work often takes place in a/an: Emergency Operations Center (EOC). 


20. The primary reason for resource accountability is to:  Help ensure responder safety and effective use of incident resources. 






21. Which level of government has direct responsibility for the safety of its residents and direct knowledge of the situation and accompanying resource requirements?  Local and tribal government  


22. Emergency management funding from a Stafford Act declaration is distributed by the Federal Government to:  The State, which distributes funds to jurisdictions and other subgrantees. 


23. What is the name of the program that provides a standardized means of assessing and improving preparedness across the Nation?  Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program 


24. Select the FALSE statement from below:  An important planning assumption for jurisdictions is that community members are unable to participate in preparedness activities. 


25. While the Stafford Act may be the most familiar mechanism for Federal support, it is not the only one. Often, Federal assistance does not require coordination by the Department of Homeland Security and can be provided without a Presidential emergency or major disaster declaration.  True


26. The Whole Community concept means that residents, emergency management practitioners, organization and community leaders, and government officials:  Work together to assess the needs of their respective communities and determine the best ways to organize and strengthen their assets, capacities, and interests.