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FEMA IS-822: Fundamentals of Management and Support Coordination of Federal Disaster Operations Answers

Which legal authority modified the Homeland Security Act (HSA) with respect to the organizational structure, authorities, and responsibilities of FEMA and the FEMA Administrator and made FEMA a distinct entity within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)? A. Stafford Act

Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD 5)

Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA)

FEMA’s Incident Management and Support Keystone (IMSK) differentiates between incident support and incident management. Which of the following statements about incident support and incident management is NOT true? A. Incident management includes the direct control and deployment of resources, management of incident offices, operations, and delivery of Federal assistance though all phases of emergency response.

Incident support facilities include the Joint Field Office (JFO) and Initial Operating Facility (IOF).

Incident management is the incident-level operation of the Federal role in emergency response, recovery, logistics, and mitigation.

Incident support is the coordination of all Federal resources that support emergency response, recovery, logistics, and mitigation at the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) and Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC).

From the Joint Field Office (JFO), who coordinates with State, local, tribal, and territorial governments, private sector organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct response and recovery operations? A. Director of Disaster Operations (DDO)

Chief of the Regional Response Coordination Staff (RRCS)

Regional Administrator (RA)

Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO)

Which of the following statements best describes the Incident Management Handbook (IMH)? A. It replaces National Incident Management System (NIMS) qualifications for those FEMA personnel who have Position Task Books.

It forms the basis from which FEMA personnel will execute their assigned disaster response missions in the field.

It serves as a program reference guide.

It provides directions for FEMA personnel on all FEMA programs.

What are FEMA’s core values, as defined in FEMA Publication 1? A. Compassion, equality, integrity, and respect

Security, equality, and integrity

Security, fairness, integrity, and respect

Compassion, fairness, integrity, and respect

Which of the following is the best description of resource typing? A. The use of criteria that ensure consistent training, licensure, and certification standards

Using mutual aid to acquire resources

The assignment of resources to the appropriate branch in the Operations Section

The categorization of resources by kind and capability

Which section has the responsibility for establishing situational control at the incident level? A. Finance/Administration Section

Operations Section

Logistics Section

Planning Section

By determination of the President, Federal assistance is provided to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and protect property, public health and safety. Which type of declaration does this describe? A. Catastrophes

Public assistance

State of Emergency


Which statement best describes the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)? A. The National Response Framework (NRF) requires the use of EMAC.

When using EMAC, states are exempt from following the standards outlined in the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

Through EMAC, a state may request assistance from other states.

FEMA is a charter member of EMAC.

What is the first step in the resource management process? A. Mobilize

Order and acquire

Track and report

Identify requirements

Which of the following statements best describes the National Incident Support Manual (NISM)? A. It defines tasks to be accomplished for incident support versus incident management.

It identifies the support provided by mutual aid

It establishes a new functional organizational structure within the Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC).

It describes how FEMA national staff supports FEMA incident operations.

Which of the following is a temporary facility from which the IMAT first manages incident-level operations? A. Initial Operating Facility (IOF)

Joint Field Office (JFO)

State Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)

Which legal authority directed the establishment of a single, comprehensive National Incident Management System (NIMS) that covers the prevention of, preparation for, response to, and recovery from terrorist attacks, major disasters, and other emergencies? A. Stafford Act

Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD 5)

Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA)

Which legal authority enabled the President to direct pre-declaration activities by the Federal government? A. Stafford Act

Presidential Policy Directive-8 (PPD-8)

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD 5)

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC)

All of the following are examples of deliberate planning products EXCEPT: A. Regional Catastrophic Plan

Improvised Nuclear Device Concept Plan

Power Restoration Plan due to hurricane damage

National Hurricane Concept of Operations Plan

Which of the following is engaged in FEMA’s incident support? A. Joint Field Office (JFO)

Initial Operating Facility (IOF)

State Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)

The Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) and the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) have been activated. This is an example of what type of activity? A. Public assistance

Incident management

Authorized pre-declaration activity

Fire management assistance

Which of the following statements best describes the National Incident Management System (NIMS)? A. It is a guide to promote effective recovery, particularly for those incidents that are large-scale or catastrophic.

It calls for development and maintenance of a National Preparedness Goal.

It describes specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents.

It provides a consistent, flexible, and adjustable national template within which government and private entities can work together to manage domestic incidents.

The Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams (DSAT) perform the “AIR” mission. What does AIR stand for? A. Assist, Inform, Repeat

Analyze, Individual, Request

Assess, Inform, Report

Affirm, Integrate, Report

Which group of incident management staff demonstrates the NIMS principle of unified command/coordination? A. Regional Response Coordination Staff (RRCS)

FEMA Response Directorate

National Response Coordination Staff (NRCS)

Unified Coordination Group (UCG)

Which of the following is NOT true about Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs)? A. DRCs provide assistance with Small Business Administration (SBA) applications.

DRCs serve as the “face” of FEMA to disaster survivors.

DRCs are operated solely by FEMA.

DRCs are often established in schools or armories.

Which of the following is NOT a type of Federal Stafford Act declaration? A. Fire management assistance


Major disasters


True or False. FEMA is typically the first source of Individual Assistance (IA) to disaster survivors. A. TRUE


True or False. For a multi-state catastrophic incident there could be multiple concurrent incident action planning processes taking place. A. TRUE


How did the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) of 2013 amend the Stafford Act? A. It authorized Congress to provide public assistance funding during a disaster.

It authorized Federally Recognized tribal governments to directly request a declaration of an emergency or major disaster.

It authorized the President to add to the list of Federally-recognized tribes.

It authorized local governments to sue FEMA for additional assistance in a crisis situation.