FEMA IS-235.C Emergency Planning Answers

This course is designed for emergency management personnel who are involved in developing an effective emergency planning system. This course offers training in the fundamentals of the emergency planning process, including the rationale behind planning.

It will develop your capability for effective participation in the all-hazard emergency operations planning process to save lives and protect property threatened by disaster.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify doctrine and guidance for emergency planning.
  • Indicate the relationship between preparedness and planning.
  • Identify the purpose and components of an emergency operations plan.
  • Identify the steps in the planning process.
  • Determine the status of your jurisdiction’s emergency planning.

Primary Audience

All individuals involved in the crisis and emergency management decision making.

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.5

Course Length:

5 hours

 

Diversity of the planning group:

A. Makes it difficult to identify shared goals.

B. Requires the group leader to control of decision making and action planning.

C. Creates an obstacle to gaining community acceptance of the plan.

D. Often results in more comprehensive and creative planning.

Answer: Diversity of the planning group: Often results in more comprehensive and creative planning.

 

As defined in CPG 101, the first step in the emergency planning process is to:

A. Seek State and Federal approval for undertaking a planning effort.

B. Conduct a threat/hazard analysis.

C. Form a collaborative planning team.

D. Conduct training and exercises to ensure that the correct goals and objectives have been identified.

Answer: As defined in CPG 101, the first step in the emergency planning process is to form a Collaborative Planning Team.

 

Select the TRUE statement:

A. Analyzing threat/hazard and jurisdiction information enables the planning team to identify capabilities needed to manage associated risks.

B. Each time an emergency plan is updated, the team should discard the existing information and start from scratch to be sure the analysis is based on current data.

C. Jurisdiction information is not relevant to threat/hazard analysis because it doesn’t reveal anything about capabilities.

D. When developing an emergency plan, only information from Federal government sources should be used, to ensure the plan is based on…

Answer: Analyzing threat/hazard and jurisdiction information enables the planning team to identify capabilities needed to manage associated risks.

 

A benefit of forming a collaborative planning team is that it:

A. Builds trust and working relationships that will be needed during emergencies.
B. Makes coordination with State and Federal plans unnecessary.
C. Eliminates the involvement of elected officials who could politicize the process.
D. Removes individual accountability if problems arise during incident response.

Answer: A benefit of forming a collaborative planning team is that it Builds trust and working relationships that will be needed during emergencies.

 

In the emergency planning process outlined in CPG 101, generating, comparing, and selecting possible courses of action to achieve desired outcomes is part of:

A. Step 3, Determine goals and objectives
B. Step 6, Plan implementation and maintenance
C. Step 2, Understand the situation
D. Step 4, Develop the Plan

Answer: In the emergency planning process outlined in CPG 101, generating, comparing, and selecting possible courses of action to achieve desired outcomes is part of step 4, Develop the Plan.

 

Which of the following is a TRUE statement about Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)?

A. National capability targets to be implemented by jurisdictions are pre-established in THIRA.
B. If a jurisdiction has an emergency operations plan, there is no reason to do a THIRA.
C. THIRA is a comprehensive process for identifying threats and hazards along with their associated capabilities.
D. THIRA replaces the need for strategic and operational planning within each of the mission areas.

 

Preparedness:
A. Results from building and sustaining core capabilities in each of five mission areas.
B. Depends on a jurisdiction’s being able to manage all emergencies without outside assistance.
C. Is a phase of emergency management that precedes the response phase.
D. Requires development of a separate emergency plan for each identified threat and hazard.

Answer: Preparedness Results from building and sustaining core capabilities in each of five mission areas.

 

Which type of implementing instruction would be most appropriate for recording calculations and/or observations?

A. Information card
B. Checklist
C. Recordkeeping/combination form
D. Standard operating procedures

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