[25 Answers] FEMA IS-815: ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power

Here are the FEMA test answers to IS-815: ABCs of Temporary Emergency Power.

Overview: The FEMA IS-815 course was published on 12/27/2016 and was designed to acquaint members of various communities of practice (emergency management, public works, water/wastewater, healthcare, etc.) with requirements related to the provision of temporary emergency power to their facilities following the disruption of the commercial power grid.

Primary audience: The IS-815 course is for emergency management, public works, water/wastewater, healthcare, etc. involved with the provision of temporary emergency power to their facilities following the disruption of the commercial power grid

FEMA IS-815 test answers

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Question 1. Which of the following is a good frequency to review the electrical requirements of a facility? 
A. Annually
B. Every five years
C. Every three years
D. Every two years

Question 2. Which of the following are questions on the checklist for hauling equipment? 
A. Is the equipment rated for the load to be moved?
B. Are there appropriate operator certifications and/or licensures, if applicable?
C. What is the condition of ancillary equipment, to include inspection records and availability (tie-downs, etc.)?
D. All of the above

Question 3. As part of the safety checklist that should be followed during generator installation, a facility POC should develop an Activity Hazard Analysis or a Job Hazard Analysis that identifies anticipated hazards and develops control measures to serve as a risk reduction tool. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 4. As part of the installation process, the Facility POC should turn off all internal facility circuit breakers prior to the generator being started. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 5. When considering a generator to keep a facility operational, a facility owner should obtain an assessment of the facility to know what size and type of generator will be required. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 6. Which of the following are the basic temporary emergency power priority levels established by government entities? 
A. Life sustaining
B. Live saving
C. Retail sales
D. Both A & B

Question 7. Local government Emergency Managers should encourage and assist licensed electricians or other electrically technical and appropriate personnel to perform facility assessments and ensure that data has been entered into the Emergency Power Facility Assessment Tool (EPFAT) database. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 8. Only FEMA-supplied generators may be installed during an event under the Stafford Act Presidential Disaster Declaration. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 9. What activities should be coordinated once a FEMA-supplied generator is no longer required for an event? 
A. Empty the fuel tank and put an additive in the tank to retard mold and algae growth.
B. Perform a full generator service.
C. Pressure wash the unit.
D. All of the above

Question 10. Most FEMA inventory generators are equipped with “24-hour” fuel tanks. That means they are equipped with fuel tanks that allow them to operate for a 24-hour period, under a full generator load, before they will require refueling. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 11. Which of the following are the basic temporary emergency power priority levels established by government entities? 
A. Lifesaving
B. Infrastructure restoration
C. Restaurants
D. Both A & B

Question 12. Operating the generator under full electrical load conditions will fully test all generator load components. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 13. Once the generator has returned to the staging area, it is either made ready for reuse in that event or it is made ready for return to the FEMA Distribution Center for storage. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 14. A generator that has an output of 60 kW can only be used on a facility that has a maximum electrical load of 60 kW. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 15. When is the provision of Temporary Emergency Power critical? 
A. The power utility provides a long-term time period until widespread power may be restored.
B. Facilities normally serviced by the grid do not have electrical power, yet the community requires these facilities to provide a response and initial recovery support.
C. A municipality has not paid its electric bill.
D. Both A & B

Question 16. Generator installation steps should only be followed if FEMA is installing the generator. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 17. When considered in context of an individual facility, the term “microgrid” can refer to the segments of a facility’s electrical system being powered by the generator. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 18. A statutory requirement is the only reason you need a generator at your facility. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 19. For a small event that FEMA is not supporting, the commercial market is normally the most likely and available location to obtain a generator. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 20. If a FEMA-supplied generator is to be reused during an event, it must undergo a full rebuild prior to release. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 21. The facility POC can ignore following the cold start procedures when switching from a generator back to commercial power. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 22. FEMA-supplied generators may be used only once during an event. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 23. Every facility should have a documented electrical system “cold start” process and follow it to the letter. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 24. To ensure safe operating conditions, the generator will need to be shut off in order to be refueled. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

Question 25. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E – Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. 
A. TRUE
B. FALSE