FEMA IS-660: Introduction to Public-Private Partnerships Answers

1

Which of the following actions does NOT explain how FEMA works to build whole community approach to emergency management?

  • Soliciting information and input on emergency preparedness,response and mitigation from the private sector and general public
  • Engaging in public-private partnerships
  • Coordinating disaster response plans with state and local governments
  • Dictating a uniform set of preparedness standards for all local communities
2

A city emergency management agency and a construction company have formed a public-private partnership. The construction company has provided the city with heavy machinery for hurricane and storm clean-up efforts over the years. However, the city does not know the full extent of machinery available to them in an emergency. How could this partnership be more successful?

  • The partnership can devote a full-time staff member to the partnership
  • The partners can form a database of resources from the construction company available for the city
  • The construction company can devote some machinery only for use in emergencies
  • The city can ask additional construction companies to join the partnership
3

Which of the following is the best way to define thevalue of a public-private partnership?

  • The benefit of the partnership to FEMA
  • The degree to which the partnership is sustainable
  • The benefit of the partnership minus the cost to allpartners
  • How effective the partnership is at responding to emergencies
4

FEMA aims to foster a ‘whole community’ approach to emergency management because FEMA recognizes that:

  • Working with the private sector can strengthen the resilience of the community and help it better prepare for, protect against, respondto, recover from, and mitigate against disasters
  • The public sector does not have any physical resources that can be used when preparing for or responding to disasters
  • The private sector needs to be educated about how to prepare for and mitigate the effects of disasters
  • Private businesses and organizations are widely unprepared for disasters
5

How can public-private partnerships engage in preparedness in order to improve response to, recovery from, and mitigation of futureincidents?

  • Communicate the value proposition
  • Work together to provide relief to disaster victims
  • Allow the private sector to have a seat in the EOC
  • Conduct joint training and exercises
6

A public-private partnership is best defined as:

  • A collaborative relationship built on the needs and capabilities of the public and private sectors, and the two-way communication between those sectors
  • A relationship in which the private sector has a representative in the state, local or regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • A relationship in which the public and private sector train together
  • A relationship in which the public sector can dictate the private sector’s actions during an emergency
7

In order to be successful, all public-private partnerships should be:

  • Able to support partnership efforts through funding, facilities, and other resources
  • Open for any public or private partner to become a member
  • Staffed by a full-time employee from both the private and public sector
  • Prepared to respond to any emergencies in their geographic area
8

The ultimate motivator for the public and private sector to engage in public-private partnerships is:

  • Financial incentives for partners
  • The benefit the community receives from unified emergency preparation, response, and mitigation
  • A seat at the table when forming emergency management policy
  • Access to partners’ resources
9

Which of the following actions do the national response and recovery policies (National Response Framework, National Infrastructure Protection Plan, National Incident Management System) NOT provide guidance on?

  • How to work with the private sector to prioritize critical infrastructure
  • How to form a unified approach to emergency management
  • How the public and private sector can take a proactive approach to forming partnerships
  • How to convince the private sector to contribute to partnerships financially
10

FEMA aims to foster a ‘whole community’ approach to emergency management because FEMA recognizes that:

  • Working with the private sector can strengthen the resilience of the community and help it better prepare for, protect against, respondto, recover from, and mitigate against disasters
  • The public sector does not have any physical resources that can be used when preparing for or responding to disasters
  • The private sector needs to be educated about how to prepare for and mitigate the effects of disasters
  • Private businesses and organizations are widely unprepared for disasters
11

Which of the following national response and recovery policies contains emergency management guidance for the private sector?

  • National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • National Response Framework (NRF)
  • National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP)
  • All of the above
12

Which of the following activities directly support the nation’s emergency management system of preparedness, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery?

  • A bank and a local emergency management agency partner to provide mobile ATMs to hurricane victims.
  • All of the businesses and public agencies in the historic district of a city coordinate and practice earthquake evacuation procedures.
  • Local businesses sign up to be on a distribution list that sends out situation reports run by the city emergency management agency.
  • All of the above.
13

Fill in the blank: Formal information sharing between partners, such as private sector liaisons, ________.

  • Can help a partnership evolve, strengthen, and better respond to incidents.
  • Can only be considered formal when FEMA is directly involved.
  • Are unnecessary when a relationship between partners has already been established.
  • Are always more effective and useful than informal information sharing methods.
14

The value proposition does NOT serve to:

  • Improve partner engagement
  • Clarify the common mission
  • Discuss any potential changes to the mission
  • Establish who is in charge of the partnership
15

A public-private partnership is creating a database of all resources available to the partnership. What is the best way thispartnership can approach this resource sharing activity?

  • Only one partner should control and create the database, in order to avoid confusion.
  • Partners should be encouraged to list in the database only physical resources they can commit in an emergency.
  • The public agency should force the private sector to contribute to the resource database.
  • The partnership should create a formal resource sharing plan, which establishes who has access to the database, and what is included in it.
16

In a flood-prone region, a partnership exists between public organizations, emergency management agencies, and private businesses which help local businesses prepare, mitigate, and respond to flooding. You are an emergency management professional at a local pharmaceuticals company, and you want to motivate other leaders in your company to join the partnership, even though you already have a robust emergency plan in place. How would you frame the benefit of joining the partnership to your company?

  • Your company could help restore services to the general public.
  • Your company could gain access to information and accurate and timely situation reports.
  • Your company could gain financial assistance when disaster strikes.
  • Your company could gain assistance in writing a joint emergency plan with the local emergency management agency.
17

Which of the following statements about public-private partnerships is NOT true?

  • Public-private partnerships are based on the unique needs and capabilities of each partner
  • Public-private partnerships can be used to address resource challenges
  • Public-private partnerships are always formed to address a specific incident
  • Public-private partnerships are not the best approach for every situation

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