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NIMS 800.d Answers: IS-800 National Response Framework

The objective of the IS-0800.d, National Response Framework, is to offer guidance for the country as a whole. Within this broad audience, the National Response Framework focuses particularly on those who are involved in providing and applying response core capabilities, such as:

  • Private sector partners
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Government officials
  • Community leaders
  • Emergency management practitioners
  • First responders

Answers

Select one of the three core capabilities that spans all Mission Areas?

  • Fire Fighting
  • Search and Rescue
  • Operational Coordination
  • Physical Protective Measures

A guiding principle of the National Response Framework is that:

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  • Unity of effort results when responding agencies are willing to relinquish their authorities
  • Readiness to act encourages response partners to self-dispatch to an incident scene
  • Effective partnership relies on engaging all elements of the whole community
  • Response partners use nonstandard structures to allow for flexible and scalable responses

A basic premise of the National Response Framework is that:

  • Incidents should be managed at the highest jurisdictional level possible.
  • Response partners use nonstandard structures to allow for flexible and scalable responses.
  • Readiness to act encourages response partners to self-dispatch to an incident scene.
  • Most incidents begin and end locally and are managed at the local or tribal level.

What is defined as enabling the continuous operation of critical government and business functions?

  • a community lifeline
  • the private sector
  • nongovernmental organizations
  • the National Response Framework

A Basic Premise Of The National Response Framework Is That:

  • Readiness to act encourages response partners to self-dispatch to an incident scene.
  • Response partners use nonstandard structures to allow for flexible and scalable responses.
  • Unity of effort results when responding agencies are willing to relinquish their authorities.
  • Incidents should be managed at the lowest jurisdictional level possible.

Critical infrastructure such as utilities and banking are which partners responsibility?

  • Local government
  • State government
  • Federal government
  • Private sector

All agencies with jurisdictional authority and/or functional responsibility for the incident provide joint support through mutually developed incident objectives and strategies. This is an example of:

  • Tiered Response
  • Scalable Operational Capabilities
  • Area Command
  • Unified Command

Which Response core capability involves ensuring the capacity for timely communications in support of security, situational awareness, and operations by any and all means available, among and between affected communities in the impact area and all response forces?

  • On-scene Security, Protection, and Law Enforcement
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Operational Communications
  • Infrastructure Systems

Which of the following is part of the community lifelines that represent the most basic services a community relies on?

  • Food, Water, and Shelter
  • Internet
  • Child care
  • Grocery and Fast Food

A guiding principle of the National Response Framework is that:

  • Unity of effort results when responding agencies are willing to relinquish their authorities.
  • Readiness to act encourages response partners to self-dispatch to an incident scene.
  • Effective partnership relies on engaging all elements of the whole community.
  • Response partners use nonstandard structures to allow for flexible and scalable responses.

Which organization serves as the principal operations center for the Department of Homeland Security?

  • National Operations Center
  • Disaster Response Center (DRC)
  • National Military Command Center (NMCC)

What is the definition for the “Protection” mission area?

  • Avoid, prevent, or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism.
  • Assist communities affected by an incident to recover effectively.
  • Reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.
  • Secure the homeland against terrorism and man made or natural disasters.

States request assistance from other states through interstate mutual aid and assistance agreements such as:

  • Emergency Management Assistance Compacts (EMACs)
  • Tiered Response
  • Economy Act or other applicable authorities
  • Stafford Act

Which Response core capability involves providing life-sustaining and human services to the affected population, to include hydration, feeding, sheltering, temporary housing, evacuee support, reunification, and distribution of emergency supplies?

  • Mass-Care Services
  • Public Health, Healthcare and Emergency Medical Services
  • Mass Search and Rescue Operations
  • Infrastructure Systems

A MAC Group is:

  • The central location from which off-scene activities supported by the state or tribal government are coordinated
  • FEMA’s focal point for national resource coordination
  • Composed of senior officials, such as agency administrators, executives, or their designees, who are authorized to represent or commit agency resources and funds in support of incident activities
  • A coordination center that expands to become an interagency facility in anticipation of a serious incident or immediately following an incident

The SIOC acts as the FBI’s worldwide Emergency Operations Center. Which of these is established by the FBI in response to significant threats or incidents involving Federal crimes under the criminal jurisdiction of the United States?

  • The National Operations Center (NOC)
  • Disaster Response Center
  • National Military Command Center (NMCC)
  • Joint Operations Center

Some non-governmental organizations are officially designated as support elements to national response capabilities. Examples include all of the following EXCEPT:

  • American Red Cross
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
  • National Response Coordination Center

Who is responsible for leading the Federal Government’s response efforts to ensure that the necessary coordinating structures, leadership, and resources are applied quickly and efficiently to large-scale and catastrophic incidents?

  • Secretary of Homeland Security
  • DHS Director of Operations Coordination
  • The President
  • FEMA Administrator

Which of the following are core capabilities for response?

  • Housing; forensics and attribution; and screening, search, and detection
  • Supply chain integrity and security; risk and disaster resilience assessment; and infrastructure systems
  • Identity verification; interdiction and disruption; and long-term vulnerability reduction
  • Fire management and suppression; fatality management services; and environmental response/health and safety

Situational assessment, operational communications, and cybersecurity are core capabilities required for all five mission areas.

A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Coordination leadership at the Joint Field Office is provided by:

  • Unified Command
  • Unified Coordination Group
  • Joint Terrorism Taskforce
  • Secretary of Homeland Security

In order to help form a common operating picture of the incident and secure additional resources the Incident Commander relays requirements to:

  • Local emergency operations center
  • Unified Coordination Group
  • State/tribal emergency operations
  • Regional response coordination center

Federal Coordinating Structures include:

  • Emergency Support Functions
  • Federal Law Enforcement
  • FEMA
  • National Guard

As the principal Federal official for domestic incident management, the Secretary of Homeland Security coordinates the Federal resources utilized in the prevention of, preparation for, response to, or recovery from terrorist attacks, major disasters, or other emergencies.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

The term “response” as used in the National Response Framework includes:

  • Actions to save lives, protect property and the environment, stabilize communities, and meet basic human needs following an incident
  • Actions to save lives, protect property and the environment, stabilize communities, and meet basic human needs prior to an incident
  • Actions of private sector entities responsible for critical infrastructure but not actions of public service agencies
  • Actions that relate to only to the emergency responders

Communities apply NIMS principles to integrate response plans and resources across jurisdictions and departments, as well as with the private sector and NGOs.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

The response protocols and structures described in the National Response Framework align with the NIMS, and all NIMS components support response.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

How the Federal Government aligns resources and delivers core capabilities to reach our shared National Preparedness Goal is described in:

  • The Response Federal Inter-agency Operational Plan
  • The National Operations Center
  • The Strategic Information and Operations Center
  • Science and Technology

All agencies with jurisdictional authority and/or functional responsibility for the incident provide joint support through mutually developed incident objectives and strategies. This is an example of:

  • Unified Command
  • Area Command
  • Tiered Response
  • Scalable Operational Capabilities

Which of the following are core capabilities for response?

  • Forensics and attribution; physical protective measures; and economic recovery
  • Critical transportation; situation assessment; and mass care services
  • Interdiction and disruption; access control; and threats/hazards identification
  • Cybersecurity; community resilience; and housing

Which organization is a multiagency coordination center generally staffed by ESFs in anticipation of or immediately following an incident?

  • Regional Response Coordination Center
  • Federal Operations Center
  • Strategic Information and Operations Center
  • Disaster Response Center

Select the FALSE statement from below:

  • The National Response Framework explains how, at all levels, the nation effectively manages all-hazards response
  • The National Response Framework mandates that the private-sector entities responsible for critical infrastructure and key resources develop and exercise contingency plans
  • The National Response Framework describes specific authorities
  • The National Response Framework describes best practices for managing all types of disasters and emergencies

Community Emergency Response Teams are an example of:

  • Local coordinating structures
  • Federal coordinating structures
  • State coordinating structures
  • Regional coordinating structures

A basic premise of the National Response Framework is that response structures and resources must be able to expand rapidly to meet needs associated with a given incident.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE