EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

HS140. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (HS140) > TAKE ASSESSMENT: MIDTERM EXAM
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Name Midterm Exam
Instructions Always pick the single best answer. Blank answers will be scored as incorrect.
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Question 1 2 points Save When emergency management team members are committed to the success of vulnerability reduction motivation is high.
True
False
Question 2 2 points Save In toxic chemical and gas threats, it can be difficult to obtain precise information, even the type of material may be uncertain.
True
False
Question 3 2 points Save Emergency planners assemble strategies for reducing vulnerabilities that can be implemented for all types of hazards.
True
False
Question 4 2 points Save Dense building materials like concrete, brick, and stone provide little or no shielding from gamma radiation.
True
False
Question 5 2 points Save EOP’s can be activated and terminated by any level of staff member.
True
False
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Question 6 2 points Save The first step in the planning process is:
Revising or evaluating the plan
Examining hazard vulnerability
Establishing task assignments
Assigning roles and responsibilities
Question 7 2 points Save When a disaster or event is detected, what phase of emergency management begins?
Mitigation
Preparedness
Response
Recovery
Question 8 2 points Save Looting is very common and appears less often in conflict based situations.
True
False
Question 9 2 points Save Short-term stress reactions do not interfere with victim’s ability to act responsibly.
True
False
Question 10 2 points Save A facility’s emergency assessment:
Gauges the consequences of the threat’s immediate impact
Projects the prospect for long-term damage
Determines the economic viability of the business
Makes recommendations on who in the business should be in charge of emergency plans
Question 11 2 points Save CVAT is the following, except:
Narrowly based
Labor intensive
Less precise than HAZUS-MH
Low cost useful product for small communities.
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Question 12 2 points Save Writing the emergency operations plan requires a systematic approach.
True
False
Question 13 2 points Save Types of emergency planning exercises include the following, except:
Tabletop exercise.
Partial-scale exercise
Functional exercise
Full-scale exercise
Question 14 2 points Save In toxic chemical and gas threats to determine the proper protective action emergency managers must know the following, except
Rate and duration of release
Degree of cloud cover
Data for a plume dispersion model
Structure’s air exchange rates
Question 15 2 points Save The altruistic and supportive behaviors extended by victims and nonvictims toward people affected by a disaster is referred to as:
Therapeutic community
Convergence
Survivor syndrome
Support group
Question 16 2 points Save For special facilities residents, shelter in-place should be followed if the protection is roughly equal to evacuation.
True
False
Question 17 2 points Save Public safety needs and lobbying from interest groups may influence hazard policies.
True
False
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Question 18 2 points Save Only one specific authority should be involved in making the decision about protective action recommendations (PARs).
True
False
Question 19 2 points Save The elevation in readiness conditions are triggered by specific events.
True
False
Question 20 2 points Save In emergency planning, local governments usually take the lead in developing plans.
True
False
Question 21 2 points Save LEMAs can be held liable by the public and courts if they fail to plan for known hazards and are judged to have managed incompetently.
True
False
Question 22 2 points Save During an evacuation, tourist in hotels and resorts:
are on their own
should stay where they are
will receive help from the tourist facility staff
have to wait for state or federal government to provide them with transportation
Question 23 2 points Save Emergency planners can control the size, budget, and staffing of the LEMA.
True
False
Question 24 2 points Save In cases of terrorism, you should ensure that responders have personal protective equipment and adopt special tactics to protect their lives.
True
False
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Question 25 2 points Save Publicity associated with the exercise informs the public about potential threats and may increase compliance during a disaster.
True
False
Question 26 2 points Save Which of the following is not a common protective action recommendation?
Evacuation
In-place protection
Expedient respiratory protection
Deep underground retreat
Question 27 2 points Save The following is true of evacuations:
Evacuations are an ineffective method of protection.
Most people do not have their own transportation and are left stranded.
Attempts to control the timing of returns usually fail.
Most families are not together in night evacuations.
Question 28 2 points Save Budget constraints may lead to a multi-year timeframe for improvement.
True
False
Question 29 2 points Save This standard can be used to assess and improve existing programs:
NIMS
NFPA 1600
EOP
NFPA 1200
Question 30 2 points Save A formal process provides value in the following ways, except
Defines vulnerability
Ensures funding for resources
Increases back-up safety systems
Ensures training and exercises
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Question 31 2 points Save Prior to disaster’s impacts, the warning message should:
Identify threats and characteristics.
Not explain human consequences out of fear of panic.
Excite citizens into action.
Be brief and not go into detail.
Question 32 2 points Save One of the advantages of developing a plan locally is:
It can identify needs for federal assistance
It federalizes the management
Usually helps to form federal policies
Is always adopted by state agencies
Question 33 2 points Save Temporary shelter achieves food and sleeping provisions and allows victims to reestablish household routines in nonpreferred locations or structures.
True
False
Question 34 2 points Save When people evacuate who are not targeted by the warning it is called an evacuation ghost.
True
False
Question 35 2 points Save A response blueprint with details on vulnerability, resources, and appropriate actions is:
Jurisdictional Emergency Operations Plan
Basic Plan
Functional annex
Hazard annex
Question 36 2 points Save Compliance with warnings is more likely with the following, except
Urgent threats
Familiar threats
Communication from higher credibility agencies
Appropriately structured messages.
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Question 37 2 points Save Risk reduction analysis is the actions needed to decrease the levels of danger and the resources needed for effective action.
True
False
Question 38 2 points Save In an evacuation, children must be reunited with their families. To achieve this, the following methods are used except for:
Sending children to the parents’ work location
Evacuating schools to reception centers outside of hazard area
Returning children to supervised locations close to their homes
Returning children directly to their homes
Question 39 2 points Save Gaseous releases can only be controlled by ventilation.
True
False
Question 40 2 points Save Disaster subculture are protective behaviors used to deal with new disasters.
True
False
Question 41 2 points Save It is a stubborn disaster myth that panic flight is a major problem.
True
False
Question 42 2 points Save Disasters are predictable events that regularly occur.
True
False
Question 43 2 points Save Stress effects are more likely to arise among people who have:
Never been through a disaster before.
Been through disasters before.
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Evacuated with family safely.
Relatives, neighbors, or friends who have been killed.
Question 44 2 points Save The LEMA’s primary characteristics are the following, except:
Serves as a center for emergency management activities
Directly involved in developing local policies
During response they focus on collection of information and resources
After a disaster, they take a lead role in recovery planning
Question 45 2 points Save It is not the job of emergency planners to interpret and implement hazard policy.
True
False
Question 46 2 points Save Management structure defines the authority and reporting relationships among organizations.
True
False
Question 47 2 points Save Adequacy of in-place protection depends on balancing the structure’s protective features and the kinds of agent-generated demands.
True
False
Question 48 2 points Save Recovery initiation helps to provide a transition between response and recovery.
True
False
Question 49 2 points Save Strategic choice is a selection of goals, organization, and measures to ensure emergency planning success for the community.
True
False
Question 50 2 points Save
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The functional and hazard-specific annexes serve to customize the plan.
True
False
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