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The IS-75 Military Resources in Emergency Management course provides an overview of US military resources that can be used to assist civilian authorities during disasters. The course aims to educate participants on procedures for obtaining and integrating military resources into disaster response and recovery operations.
The course covers key terms related to military resources, planning for military resources, differences between active duty military, military reserves, and National Guard, available and special capabilities provided by military resources, levels of military response, and the integration of military resources in accordance with the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
The course is designed for a civilian audience seeking awareness-level knowledge of the use of military resources in emergency management.
IS-75: Military Resources in Emergency Management Answers
|The National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Teams (CSTs) are frequently called out to investigate suspicious substances that are discovered in the course of other organizations’ routine activities such as during a response by the police law enforcement or in mail handling by the Post Office.||True|
|The United States military, more formally known as United States Armed Forces, consists of how many services?||five|
|Usually, the commitment of Federal military forces for civil support operations follows a Presidential disaster declaration under which Act?||Insurrection|
|This auxiliary to the Air Force is a volunteer civilian organization that performs search and rescue, courier service, and disaster relief operations.||Civil Air Patrol|
|This Title 10 Active Duty officer is assigned to each FEMA region and is generally involved in DoD’s response to Defense Support to Civilian Authorities (DSCA).||Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer|
|These voluntary forces are typically trained in specialized disciplines such as law, communication, search and rescue, or medicine.||Field defense forces|
|Which military service is unique for its maritime law enforcement authority?||Coast Guard|
|What is the best practice for planning for military resources?||establishing and developing relationships with military officials|
|What is the first line of military response to most incidents?||The National Guard|
|What is the rule-of-thumb time limit for Department of Defense immediate response authority operations?||72 hours|
|What military resource is involved in many of the public works related to the nation’s waterways and coastal areas including dams, levees, and waterway dredging?||U.S. Army Corps of Engineers|
|Tribal governments can elect to go to the state for disaster assistance or deal directly with the Federal government.||True|
|What triggers long-term Federal recovery programs and response assets?||Presidential Major Disaster Declaration|
|Law enforcement activities are authorized under Immediate Response Authority (IRA).||False|
|Incidents typically begin and end locally and are managed on a daily basis at the lowest possible geographical, organizational, and jurisdictional level.||True|
|Which Act prohibits Title 10 forces from conducting law enforcement activities?||Posse Comitatus|
|During a Federal response, the Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) only works with the DoD.||False|
|This is a non-binding, collaborative arrangement among its members that provides a legal framework for states to assist one another in managing a disaster or an emergency that has been declared by the governor of the impacted state.||Emergency Management Assistance Compact|
|Mostly found within the Army, this category of military resources can be associated with transport and engineering.||heavy equipment|
|Which military component belongs to the various states on a day-to-day basis?||National Guard|