FEMA IS-230.E Answers

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The course aims to educate Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinators (FDRC) and Federal Coordinating Officers (FCO) on the implementation of the Unified Federal Review (UFR) Process and their roles in it. Course objectives include understanding the UFR process and its benefits in disaster recovery, activating a UFR Advisor, implementing the UFR Process using tools and mechanisms, and managing staff to implement the UFR Process successfully.

Which of the following statements about the Stafford Act is correct? Under the Stafford Act:The President may only declare a major disaster at the request of a Governor or tribal Chief Executive who
certifies the State or tribal government and affected local governments are overwhelmed.
Which mission area includes restoring health and social services networks and returning economic and
business activities to a healthy state?
The emergency operations plan is a key component of an emergency management program that:Establishes the overall authority, roles, and functions performed during incidents
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
__ has emergency services departments capable of responding to emergencies that include law
enforcement, fire/emergency medical services, and public works.
Local government
Emergency managers consider and take into account all threats/hazards, all phases, all stakeholders, and all
impacts relevant to disasters. This statement describes which emergency management principle?
Which of the folowing statements is FALSE?Nonprofit organizations bolster and support government efforts. These organizations collaborate with
responders, governments at all levels, and other agencies and organizations.
Select the TRUE statement:Long-term recovery can take months or years because it is a complex process of revitalizing homes,
businesses, public infrastructure, and the community’s economy and restoring quality of life.
In addition to emergency core functions, the emergency manager directs day-to-day program functions. An
example of a day-to-day function is:
Hazard mitigation
Local elected or appointed officialsMay need to help shape or modify laws, policies, and budgets to aid preparedness efforts and to improve
emergency management and response capabilities.
Specific areas of authority and responsibilities for emergency management should be clearly stated in local
ordinances and laws. These ordinances and laws should specify a specific line of succession for elected officials
and require that departments of government establish lines of succession.
Which of the following is an example of a prevention activity?Requiring identification for site access
While every part of an emergency management program has its own role and function, private citizens are
solely responsible for the protection of life and property.
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?
Which of the following statements about an emergency operations center (EOC) is correct?An EOC allows decision makers to operate in one place to coordinate and communicate with support staff.
What capabilities focus on reducing loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters?Response
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.
Which part of the emergency operations plan includes the Purpose, Scope, Situation Overview, Assumptions,
Concept of Operations, and Organization and Assignment of Responsibilities?
Basic Plan
This authority emphasizes that Federal disaster assistance is intended to supplement, not supplant, the
resources of State, local, and private-sector organizations.
Executive Order 10427
_ is responsible for coordinating Federal resources that support State, local, tribal,
and territorial efforts when a Federal emergency or disaster is declared.
Categorizing, by capability, the resources requested, deployed, and used in incidents is referred to as:Resource typing
Which of the folowing statements is FALSE?Nongovernmental organizations often provide sheltering, emergency food supplies, counseling services,
and other vital support services to support response and promote the recovery of disaster survivors.
One key function of Emergency Operations Center (EOC) personnel is toDetermine tactical objectives and direction for managing the incident.
All of the following are important emergency management planning principles EXCEPT FOR:Planning results in unique plans for every type of threat or hazard.
States delegate authority to their sub-units of government (including counties, municipalities, towns or
townships, and villages). This delegation creates local autonomy and limits the degree of State influence in local
affairs. What is the term used to describe this delegation?
Home rule
Identifying threats and hazards and applying physical, technological, and cyber measures to limit access are
examples of capabilities that support which mission areas?
Protection and Prevention
What 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
What type of measures considers ways to reduce consequences together with the overall risk from specific
threats and other community goals?
Which of the following is NOT a feature of the Incident Command System?Specialized code and terminology
Under the Stafford ActThe President may designate an incident as either an “emergency” or a “major disaster.”
Which FEMA mitigation program assists in implementing long-term hazard mitigation measures following
Presidential disaster declarations?
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Integrated emergency management is:Intended to create an organizational culture that is critical to achieving unity of effort between all
Emergency management principles help us identify and apply agreed-upon practicesTRUE
__ is a core function implemented during an emergency.Logistics management and resource support
Which emergency management partner is responsible for coordinating all components of the emergency
management system for a community?
Local emergency manager
The local emergency manager has the responsibility for coordinating emergency management programs and
activities. A local emergency manger is responsible for all of the following activities EXCEPT FOR:
Developing an Incident Action Plan that specifies tactics for first responders
Which of the following is NOT a key function of the Multiagency Coordination System?Incident command
What capabilities focus on saving lives, protecting property and the environment, and meeting basic human
needs and begin when an incident is imminent or immediately after an event occurs?
Emergency managers create and sustain broad and sincere relationships among individuals and organizations to encourage trust, advocate a team atmosphere, build consensus, and facilitate communication. This statement describes which emergency management principle?Collaborative
The local emergency manager has the responsibility for coordinating all components of the emergency management programs and activities for the community. A local emergency manager is responsible for all of the following activities EXCEPT FOR:Developing an Incident Action Plan that specifies tactics for first responders


  1. IS-230.E: Fundamentals of Emergency Management

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