FEMA IS-393.B Answers

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This course provides an introduction to hazard mitigation for those who are new to emergency management and/or hazard mitigation.

It defines hazard mitigation and the importance of hazard mitigation in sustainable communities, lists the main components of each phase of the local hazard mitigation planning process, and identifies hazard mitigation measures that are applicable to the community’s hazard risk problems.

The primary audience for this course includes State, local, and tribal government emergency program managers, other emergency management staff, and other local government employees responsible for mitigation.

FEMA IS-393.B Introduction to Hazard Mitigation Answers

What is the first step for developing the community hazard mitigation plan?Establish mitigation goals.
What differentiates the Mitigation mission area from Prevention and Response mission areas?All of the above
Which of the following is a result of communities taking steps to reduce their vulnerability to potential hazard events?All of the above
What does the assessment of risks determine?All of the above
The National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) is one of the Federal mitigation programs.TRUE
What is one of the benefits of identifying hazards at the beginning of a risk assessment?Identify assets that may be affected.
The State Hazard Mitigation Officer will want the results of the risk assessment toBoth A & B
Establishing mitigation goals may involve developing a list of _ that explain what the community wants to achieve with the plan.Mitigation strategies
Risk is susceptibility to physical injury, harm, damage, or economic loss.FALSE
What is the goal of all hazard mitigation efforts?Risk reduction
The Hazard Mitigation Grants Program is authorized under Section 404 of the Stafford Act.TRUE
Communities may pursue disaster resilience through…All of the above
Critical facilities to consider during the inventory of assets include hazardous material facilities such as…a factory producing flammable materials
Which of the following is one of the Federal mitigation programs?National Dam Safety Program
Once complete, it is important to compile the results of the entire risk assessment into a:Written report
Which of the following is an example of a mitigation action?Relocation of homes away from hazard-prone areas
In the flood mitigation success story you’ve read in Lesson 1, how was Juan Ponce in Hays County, TX able to minimize the flood damage to his home during the flood in his community?By elevating his home
Which of the following is one of the types of hazard mitigation actions?All of the above
What is the first of the four phases for building a community hazard mitigation plan?Organize resources
__ in recent decades has led to sprawling suburban communities and homes, built with strong attention to protection against high winds, flooding, wildfire, or other natural hazards.Land development
Which of the following is a Federal mitigation program?National Flood Insurance Program
The best way to show areas affected by hazards is to record the data on a:base map
What is a hazard?Something that is potentially dangerous or harmful, often the root cause of an unwanted outcome
Whose mitigation roles does the National Mitigation Framework describe?The whole community
Media outlets are part of the Whole CommunityTRUE


  1. IS-393.B: Introduction to Hazard Mitigation

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