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The IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid course provides the training and resources necessary for personnel who may be called to support local emergency operations during a major incident. The course is designed to provide state, tribal, territorial, and urban area emergency management personnel with the knowledge and skills to manage an intrastate mutual aid operation effectively.
IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid Answers
|Which of the following is a best practice when drafting mutual aid agreements?|
A. Participating jurisdictions should have insurance or another form of protection in place.
B. Agreements should prohibit future supplemental agreements between the parties to the agreement.
C. A responder’s license, certificate, or permit should be invalid in the requesting jurisdiction.
D. The period of time covered by the agreement should be indefinite.
|Participating jurisdictions should have insurance or another form of protection in place.|
|A month after your mutual aid agreement is activated for an incident, a participating jurisdiction claims that their responders are suffering from health problems and that is your responsibility to pay for their care. Your first step in this situation should be to:|
A. Reimburse them.
B. Check the Demobilization section of your mutual aid operational plan.
C. Tell them to file a claim with your insurance company.
D. Check the Insurance and Liability section of your mutual aid agreement.
|Check the Insurance and Liability section of your mutual aid agreement.|
|The primary purpose of a mutual aid operational plan is to:|
A. Present an action plan in the case that a jurisdiction is unable to provide needed resources.
B. Provide detailed procedures for implementing a mutual aid agreement.
C. Secure funding for needed resources.
D. Ensure continuity of operations.
|Present an action plan in the case that a jurisdiction is unable to provide needed resources|
|Which of the following phrases best describes the purpose of the National Incident Management System (NIMS)?|
A. Enables responders from different jurisdictions to work together to respond to incidents.
B. Is limited to the Federal Government’s response to terrorist events.
C. Permits State and local governments to efficiently access Federal disaster relief funds.
D. Encourages a private/public partnership in the response to Incidents of National Significance.
|Enables responders from different jurisdictions to work together to respond to incidents.|
|Which of the following statements is FALSE?|
A. Mutual aid and assistance agreements helps to expand the response resources available to any one jurisdiction.
B. Mutual aid and assistance agreements should be in writing to minimize administrative conflict.
C. Mutual aid and assistance agreements should be limited to two participating jurisdictions.
D. Mutual aid and assistance agreements could be used to help with debris removal.
|Mutual aid and assistance agreements should be limited to two participating jurisdictions.|
|It is essential for the Incident Commander to monitor the status of resources throughout their assignment. If resource needs change, the Incident Commander’s best course of action is to:|
A. Reassign the resources.
B. Revise the mutual aid agreement.
C. Create a new mutual aid operation plan.
D. Contact the mutual aid working group.
|Reassign the resources.|
|Which of the following is an example of intrastate mutual aid?|
A. Cook County, Illinois, sends responders to Lake County, Illinois, to respond to a hazardous materials incident.
B. New York City Fire Department sends firefighters to respond to Hurricane Katrina.
C. Montgomery County, Maryland (a suburb of Washington, DC), sends EMS personnel to respond to a mass casualty incident in Washington, DC.
D. Paramus Fire Department in New Jersey sends firefighters to help with rescue efforts at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
|Cook County, Illinois, sends responders to Lake County, Illinois, to respond to a hazardous materials incident.|
|What type of assessment helps to determine if your jurisdiction can respond to or adequately deal with incidents identified in the hazard analysis?|
|The “Severability” section of a mutual aid agreement addresses:|
A. The extent of the damage that the mutual aid agreement will cover.
B. The terms under which signatories can leave the agreement while leaving the rest of the document intact for the remaining participants.
C. The steps the authorizing representative must take to initiate the mutual aid agreement.
D. The triggers for initiating the reimbursement provision of the agreement.
|The terms under which signatories can leave the agreement while leaving the rest of the document intact for the remaining participants.|
|Which of the following is a best practice for updating your mutual aid agreement?|
A. Conduct a hazard identification and vulnerability assessment.
B. Check with your State or local emergency management association to get current data from hazard identification and vulnerability assessments.
C. Contract with a local company to conduct a hazard identification and vulnerability assessment.
D. Conduct interviews with local officials to find out what they think the resource gaps are.
|Check with your State or local emergency management association to get current data from hazard identification and vulnerability assessments.|
|Mutual aid working group is responsible for the following tasks EXCEPT for:|
A. Authorizing the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.
B. Maintaining documents such as the mutual aid agreement and the operational plan.
C. Reviewing after-action reports from mutual aid events.
D. Reimbursing the participating jurisdictions for their time and resources.
|Reimbursing the participating jurisdictions for their time and resources.|
|Which of the following statements about the “Terms and Conditions” section of a mutual aid agreement is FALSE?|
A. The purpose of this section is to specify the duration or the life expectancy of the agreement.
B. The section should clarify how the agreement will be renewed.
C. The section should specify the conditions under which a jurisdiction’s obligation to provide assistance may be limited.
D. The section should indicate a beginning and an end date of the agreement.
|The purpose of this section is to specify the duration or the life expectancy of the agreement.|
|Mutual aid operational plans should include information about all of the following EXCEPT for:|
B. Requests for assistance.
C. After-action reviews.
D. Plan maintenance.
|The “References and Authorities” section of a mutual aid agreement includes details about:|
A. The existing statutes and/or regulations that authorize mutual aid agreements.
B. The responsibilities of each participating jurisdiction.
C. The authority that the Incident Commander has over the incident.
D. The Federal agencies that have oversight over the mutual aid agreement.
|The existing statutes and/or regulations that authorize mutual aid agreements.|
|In which section is information about who can activate the mutual aid agreement typically found?|
B. Purpose and Scope
C. Liability and Insurance
D. Roles and Responsibilities
|Roles and Responsibilities|
|A participating jurisdiction has made a request for assistance that includes the following information:|
A. Reimbursement details for travel to and from the parade
B. Mobilization guidelines
C. Contact information for followup questions
D. Training procedures for this event
|Contact information for followup questions|
|Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5) established the:|
A. Terrorist Screening Center.
B. National Incident Management System.
C. National Infrastructure Protection Plan.
D. Critical Infrastructure Sector Partnership.
|National Incident Management System.|
|Which of the following statements is FALSE?|
A. A resource may be reassigned prior to completion of a mission.
B. The Incident Commander is responsible for requesting additional resources if needed.
C. The assisting party in a mutual aid agreement can withdraw deployed resources due to unforeseen emergencies.
D. Self-dispatch is encouraged in mutual aid systems.
|Self-dispatch is encouraged in mutual aid systems.|
|County A received equipment that was of a lesser capacity than requested from County B (their mutual aid partner). What best practice is desired to prevent this from occurring?|
A. Prenegotiated reimbursement amounts
B. Resource typing
C. Computerized dispatch
D. Regional mobilization centers
|A mutual aid working group typically includes the following individuals:|
A. Legal experts.
B. Residents of the participating jurisdictions.
C. Communication specialists.
D. Support staff.
At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the purpose, benefits, and uses of mutual aid and assistance.
- Explain how mutual aid and assistance agreements relate to NIMS.
- Identify what information should be included in a mutual aid and assistance agreement.
- Explain the process for developing mutual aid and assistance agreements.
- Identify the elements of a mutual aid and assistance operational plan.
Primary Audience: This course is designed for State, local, and tribal emergency response and coordination personnel and takes approximately two and a half hours to complete.