Overview: The FEMA IS-288.A course was published on 2/12/2015 to provide a basic understanding of the history, roles, and services of disaster relief voluntary agencies in providing disaster assistance. It is appropriate for both the general public and those involved in emergency management operations.
Primary audience: IS-288.A is for individuals who complete this Independent Study course should be Federal, State, and local emergency managers, members of voluntary agencies, and the general public who are involved in emergency management activities and require an understanding of the roles of voluntary agencies throughout the disaster cycle.
FEMA IS-288.A Questions
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Question 1. Which of the following services are not provided by the voluntary organizations?
A. Organizational Mentoring and Training
B. Law Enforcement✅
C. Financial Planning
D. Mitigation Planning
E. Funeral Services
Question 2. Voluntary organizations only respond to federally declared disasters.
Question 3. The best time to identify organizations that provide specific services and to build relationships with their key personnel is:
A. By accident
B. When a disaster is imminent
C. Immediately after a disaster
D. During disaster recovery
E. During peacetime✅
Question 4. Which factor does not impact financial contributions to voluntary organizations?
A. Personal desire to donate
B. Ability of the community to quickly organize✅
C. Perceived needs of the affected populations
D. Amount of media coverage
E. Number of disaster events in a specific timeframe
Question 5. Partners in collaboration include:
A. Private Sector
B. Faith-Based Organizations
C. Community-Based Organizations
D. All of the above✅
E. None of the above
Question 6. The Mass Care Strategy was developed by:
A. American Red Cross
C. National VOAD
D. National Mass Care Council
E. All of the above✅
Question 7. Services delivered by voluntary organizations have not changed over time.
Question 8. Voluntary organizations end their disaster programs at the same time government disaster assistance concludes.
Question 9. Funding for voluntary organizations continues to increase regardless of the economy.
Question 10. Voluntary organizations do not provide disaster relief services to:
B. First Responders
D. Undocumented Workers
Question 11. Emergency managers have the authority to direct voluntary organizational assets.
Question 12. Social media plays an important role in the way the emergency management community communicates to the public.
Question 13. During non-operational periods, VALS continues to build/maintain relationships and enhance collaboration.
A. Build relationships
B. Maintain relationships
C. Enhance collaboration
D. Foster a strong rapport between voluntary organizations, Federal agencies, and emergency managers
E. All of the above✅
Question 14. The National VOAD Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee developed a resource titled:
A. The Sun Also Rises
B. Critical Incident Management for the Soul
C. Out of the Darkness
D. God in the Ruins
E. Light Our Way✅
Question 15. The Private Sector convenes all collaboration between the voluntary organizations and emergency managers.
Question 16. Donations arrive before a Federal disaster declaration.
Question 17. The Private Sector is a partner in collaboration.
Question 18. Other Federal Agencies participate in the collaboration.
Question 19. What are the “4 Cs”?
A. Cooperation, Community, Coordination, Collaboration
B. Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Congeniality
C. Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration✅
D. Consideration, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration
E. Cooperation, Communication, Confusion, Collaboration
Question 20. Name a strength of voluntary organizations in emergency management.
A. Arrive First, Leave Last
B. Trusted by the Public
C. Capacity Building
D. Service Capabilities
E. All of the above✅
Question 21. The Stafford Act specifically has several sections that reference the roles of voluntary organizations
Question 22. Collaboration in action does not include:
Question 23. Voluntary organizations traditionally provide:
A. Termite Treatment
B. Search and Rescue
C. Mass Care Services✅
D. Business Grants
E. Furniture Repair
Question 24. Voluntary organizations operate under the same legal authorities as government agencies.
Question 25. What are the benefits of collaboration?
A. Improved Service Delivery
B. Improved Relationships
C. Increased Fragmentation of Services
D. Service to Selected Populations
E. A and B✅
Question 26. What does VOAD mean?
A. Volunteers Of American Disasters
B. Voluntary Associations in Disaster
C. Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disaster
D. Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster✅
E. Voluntary Organizations Active in Drama
Question 27. Construction estimating is a program offered by certain voluntary organizations.
Disaster Operations and Recovery Curriculum
|Course Code||Course Title|
|IS-288||The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management|
|IS-302||Modular Emergency Radiological Response Transportation Training|
|IS-403||Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA)|
|IS-505||Concepts of Religious Literacy for Emergency Management|