FEMA IS-320 Answers

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The independent study module aims to help members of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce communicate the risks associated with wildfires and effective mitigation measures to the public.

The module is part of a series of Independent Study modules for the Hazard Mitigation disaster workforce, which includes mitigation information for public consumption regarding earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires.

The course objectives include training Hazard Mitigation Advisor Specialists to effectively explain the wildfire hazard and how to mitigate future damages effectively to people affected by wildfires.

The primary audience for the course is Hazard Mitigation Disaster Workforce Staff, and the prerequisites are FEMA Employment. The course takes 1 hour to complete and offers 0.1 CEUs.

FEMA IS-320: Wildfire Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff Answers

Of the online FEMA-partner organizations below, which one would you recommend to the public?All of the above.
Which of the following lists contains only fire-resistant construction items?Double paned and tempered exterior glass windows, grade A roofing materials, brick exterior walls, spark arrestors on chimney, and fireproof screening for crawlspaces
Zone 3 is a natural area, so there is no need to take any action to create a defensible space.Double-paned and tempered exterior glass windows, grade A roofing materials, brick exterior walls, spark arrestors on chimney, and fireproof screening for crawlspaces
In wildfire mitigation, the term “convection” refers to columns of rising hot air and sinking cold air.TRUE
After a wildfire, adjacent areas at lower elevations may be vulnerable to flooding.TRUE
Which of the following has the highest potential for fueling and spreading a wildfire?Dead vegetation
Building officials reinforce to the public the importance of using licensed professionals for structural repairs or mitigation.TRUE
Firebrands ignite areas only immediately adjacent to the flames.FALSE
Topography, humidity, and the proximity of structures all affect the rate at which a wildfire spreads.TRUE
Why is it important to direct members of the public to local building officials before they begin the process of repairing or rebuilding?Their community may have a floodplain ordinance, a building code, and/or other requirements.
Fireproof screening is only recommended for crawlspace vents, not for attic vents or chimney caps.FALSE
Which action is the BEST one to take when advising the public about wildfire mitigation?All of the above.
One of the best resources to recommend to the public for wildfire mitigation is the Hazard Mitigation Disaster Workforce Website.TRUE
Which mitigation actions should be recommended to reduce risk of flooding after a wildfire?All of the above.
If you are asked to recommend a publication that explains how to determine if a house is at risk from a wildfire, you should recommend the FEMA fact sheet “Wildfires.”TRUE
Which organization(s) partner with FEMA to provide user-friendly information and guidance on wildfire mitigation?All of the above
Which publication would you recommend to a member of the public looking for “best practices” for wildfire mitigation?At Home in the Woods
Which of the following describes mitigation measures to create defensible space in Zone 1?Remove combustible litter on roofs and gutters and trim tree branches that overhang the roof and chimney.
Which of the following statements is true about creating defensible space in Zone 2?All of the above


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