Chapter 1: Quiz

Place a check in the appropriate box.  See Chapter 11 for the answers.  

 

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1.     A motor vehicle accident in Edmonton in which three people are injured is an example of a disaster.

 

 

2.     A tornado in a densely populated area that results in extensive property damage, injuries and fatalities is an example of a disaster.

 

 

3.     Standard operating procedures will be adequate to manage and co-ordinate response efforts following a disaster.

 

 

4.     Disasters require prompt and coordinated actions by a wide range of individuals and agencies using extraordinary resources and processes.

 

 

5.     The Emergency Management Act defines an emergency as “an event that results in serious harm to the safety, health or welfare of people or in widespread damage to property”.

 

 

6.     There will be a need for inter-organizational information sharing following a disaster.

 

 

7.     There is likely to be national and international media attention following a disaster.

 

 

8.     An emergency is likely to be of interest to only local media.

 

 

9.     Riots and strikes are examples of natural disasters.

 

 

10.  The arrival of unsolicited support and volunteers in the impacted community following a disaster is highly unlikely.

 

 

11.  Immediately following a disaster, there is likely to be chaos, confusion and communication breakdowns.

 

 

12.  A emergency social services response plan is activated to meet the urgent needs of those impacted by the incident until special recovery programs or regular social services are in operation.

 

 

13.  Following a disaster there is likely to be too much information rather than too little.

 

 




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