FEMA IS-288: The Role of Voluntary Agencies in Emergency Management Answers


Emergency managers have authority to direct voluntary organizational assets

  • True
  • False

The Stafford Act specifically has several sections that reference the roles of voluntary organizations

  • True
  • False

Voluntary organizations do not provide disaster relief services to:

  • Businesses
  • First Responders
  • Individuals
  • Undocumented Workers
  • Pets

Voluntary organizations traditionally provide:

  • Termite Treatment
  • Search and Rescue
  • Mass Care Services
  • Business Grants
  • Furniture Repair

Which factor does not impact financial contributions to voluntary organizations?

  • Personal desire to donate
  • Ability of the community to quickly organize
  • Perceived need of the affected populations
  • Amount of media coverage<
  • Number of disaster events in a specific timeframe

Donations arrive before a Federal disaster declaration.

  • True
  • False

What does VOAD mean?

  • Volunteers Of American Disasters
  • Voluntary Associations in Disaster
  • Volunteer Organizations Assisting in Disaster
  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Drama

Which of the following services are not provided by the voluntary organizations?

  • Organizational Mentoring and Training
  • Law Enforcement
  • Financial Planning
  • Mitigation Planning
  • Funeral Services

Collaboration in action does not include:

  • VOAD
  • DCTs
  • LTRGs
  • CAN
  • XYZs

The best time to identify organizations that provide specific services and to build relationships with their key personnel is:

  • By accident
  • When a disaster is imminent
  • Immediately after a disaster
  • During disaster recovery
  • During peace time

Voluntary organizations end their disaster programs at the same time government disaster assistance concludes.

  • True
  • False

Other Federal Agencies participate in collaboration.

  • True
  • False

Services delivered by voluntary organizations have not changed over time.

  • True
  • False

During non-operational periods, VALS continue to build/maintain relationships and enhance collaboration.

  • Build relationships
  • Maintain relationships
  • Enhance collaboration
  • Foster a strong rapport between voluntary organizations, Federal agencies, and emergency managers
  • All of the above

The Private Sector is a partner in collaboration.

  • True
  • False

Social media plays an important role in the way the emergency management community communicates to the public.

  • True
  • False

What re the “4 Cs”?

  • Cooperation, Community, Coordination, Collaboration
  • Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Congeniality
  • Cooperation, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration
  • Consideration, Communication, Coordination, Collaboration
  • Cooperation, Communication, Confusion, Collaboration

Voluntary organizations operate under the same legal authorities as government agencies.

  • True
  • False

Funding for voluntary organizations continues to increase regardless of the economy.

  • True
  • False

What are the benefits of collaboration?

  • Improved Service Delivery
  • Improved Relationships
  • Increased Fragmentation of Services
  • Service to Selected Populations
  • A and B

Construction estimating is a program offered by certain voluntary organizations

  • True
  • False

The National VOAD Emotional and Spiritual Care Committee developed a resource titled:

  • The Sun Also Rises
  • Critical Incident Management for the Soul
  • Out of the Darkness
  • God in the Ruins
  • Light Our Way

The Mass Care Strategy was developed by:

  • American Red Cross
  • FEMA
  • National VOAD
  • National Mass Care Council
  • All of the above

The Private Sector convenes all collaboration between the voluntary organizations and emergency managers

  • True
  • False

Voluntary organizations only respond to federally declared disasters.

  • True
  • False

Name a strength of voluntary organizations in emergency management

  • Arrive First, Leave Last
  • Trusted by the Public
  • Capacity Building
  • Service Capabilities
  • All of the above

Partners in collaboration include:

  • Private Sector
  • Faith-Based Organizations
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • All of the above

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