Chapter 11. Quiz Answer Key

Chapter 1 Quiz

 

True

False

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

 

 X

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

 X

 

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

 

 X

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

 X

 

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”.

 

 X

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

 X

 

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

 X

 

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

 X

 

9.     Riots and strikes are examples of natural disasters.

 

X 

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

 

X 

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

 X

 

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

 X

 

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

 X

 

Chapter 2 Quiz


1.  The most effective way to develop an emergency management program is for the municipal Director of Emergency Management to:

a) develop the plan and distribute it to key stakeholders

b) involve key stakeholders in the planning process

2.  It is likely that casualties in disasters will be transported to the hospital by:

a) Emergency Medical Services

b) family or friends

3.  It is best to:

a) build on the capabilities of existing networks, structures and organizations rather than creating new ad hoc arrangements

b) create new ad hoc arrangements rather than relying on existing networks, structures and organizations

4.  A key function of emergency management is to:

a) co-ordinate the activities of response organizations

b) ensure that emergency response organizations are carrying out their roles and responsibilities as defined in the plan

5.  A disaster plan should be:

a) brief and simple and provide a management framework that is flexible

b) very detailed and include strategies for every possible situation

6.  The expectations of the public:

a) should be considered when developing a disaster plan.

b) do not need to be considered when developing a disaster plan.

7.  Disaster response:

a) demands a collective team effort.

b) does not demand a collective team effort due to the fact that most emergency response organizations have established and well defined roles.

8.  Mitigation activities include measures such as:

a) Economic impact studies and financial assistance programs.

b) Land use management and insurance incentives.

9.  The priorities of Emergency Management are:

a) People, the environment, property

b) Critical infrastructure, property, people

Chapter 3 Quiz

1. The Disaster Recovery Program only provides financial assistance to Municipalities that declare a State of Local Emergency?

a) True

b) False

2. The AEMA Field Officer acts as a liaison between the affected municipalities and the provincial government in the event of a major emergency or disaster.

a) TRUE

b) FALSE

3. _________is the lead federal department responsible for coordinating the response to nuclear and radiological emergencies.

a) Public Safety Canada

b) Health Canada

b) Transport Canada

4. _________supports municipalities with Emergency Social Services planning and response and monitor compliance with Workplace Health & Safety regulations.

a) Alberta Human Services

b) Alberta Transportation

c) Alberta Health

5. _________delivers key message regarding emergencies and disaster response. May assist municipalities with this role.

a) AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management Agency)

b) Public Affairs Bureau

c) Alberta Transportation

6. _________is the lead agency responsible for developing and implementing federal policies for emergency management.

a) Public Safety Canada

b) Public Health Agency Canada

c) Environment Canada

7._________provides a provincial framework for providing assistance to local authorities.

a) Alberta Emergency Plan

b) Disaster Recovery Program

c) Emergencies Act

8. Requests for federal government assistance must be directed through

a) Alberta Transportation

b) Alberta Municipal Affairs

c) AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management Agency)

9. Alberta's emergency management program is a community-based approach with a graduated system of involvement beginning with first responders in a municipality as

a) provincial response

b) individual and families

10. _________arranges for road closures and provides advice to those responding to dangerous goods events.

a) Alberta Transportation

b) AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management Agency)

b) Alberta Solicitor General

11. _________coordinates the provincial response to an event which exceeds local resources or expertise or where assistance is required.

a) AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management Agency)

b) Alberta Environment

b) Alberta Transportation

12. _________serves as a safety net to assist citizens with essential needs for uninsurable loss and damage.

a) Disaster Recovery Program

b) Emergency Social Services

b) Alberta Human Services

Chapter 4: Quiz

  

True

False

1.     A "local authority" is the council of a city, town village, municipaldistrict, improvement district, settlement council.

X 

 

2.     The local authority does not have to appoint a Director of Emergency Management.

 

 X

3.     Each municipality must have a municipal emergency plan.

X 

 

4.     Municipalities can enter into agreements with and make payments, or grants, or both to persons or organizations for the provision of services in development or implementation of emergency plans or programs..

 X

 

5.     Under section 19(1)(b) (c) (I) a municipality can order the destruction of personal property in order to control a disaster.

 X

 

6.     The declaration of a state of local emergency ensures access to provincial financial assistance.

 

X 

7.     A state of local emergency can stay in effect for as long as the municipality feels it needs to.

 

X 

8.     The Minister of Municipal Affairs may cancel a state of local emergency.

 X

 

9.     Métis settlements are not required to have emergency plans and programs.

 

X 

10.  The Alberta Emergency Management Agency can declare a state of emergency.

 

X 

11.  The Emergency Management Committee is comprised solely of elected officials.

 X

 

12.  A state of local emergency allows local authorities to control travel, fix prices and authorize conscription.

 X

 

13.  A state of local emergency is required before a community can activate its municipal emergency plan.

 

 X

Chapter 5 Quiz

 

True

False

1.     A local authority passes a Municipal Emergency Management By-law to establish authority for a local emergency management program.

 X

 

2.     The Emergency Management Agency consists of one or more members of council.

 

3.     The Emergency Management Agency acts as an agent of the local authority and has responsibility for the Municipal Emergency Plan.

 X

 

4.     Senior representatives from municipal departments, fire, police and EMS would likely be members of the Emergency Management Committee.

 

5.     The senior elected official acts as chair of the Emergency Management Agency.

 

6.     In a disaster, the Director of Emergency Management would act as director of operations on behalf of the municipal Emergency Management Agency.

 X

 

7.     A State of Local Emergency may be for all or any part of the municipality.

 X

 

8.     There is no need for the local authority to inform the public of a state of local emergency, as the media will voluntarily disseminate this information.

 

9.     When conducting their risk assessment, a municipality would identify likely events and assess their capability to respond.

 X

  

10.  The municipality’s Emergency Operations Centre would be set up at the emergency site.

 

11.  The completed Municipal Emergency Plan is submitted to the Emergency Management Agency for review and approval.

 

X

12.  There is no real need for the public to be informed about the local emergency management program.

 

X

13.  Testing the plan through an exercise helps to determine if the plan will work as intended.

X

 

Chapter 6 Quiz

 

True

False

1.  The Chief of Police is always appointed as the Emergency Site Manager.

 

      X

2.  A Level I incident is a low impact incident of short duration in which the municipality has adequate resources.

       X

 

3.  A Level II incident is characterized as being of high impact but short duration and one, which requires coordination to support site operations.

       X

 

4.  The Emergency Site Management System requires that individual services at the emergency site follow the same command system.

 

       X

5.  A Level III incident typically requires activation of the Emergency Coordination Centre.

       X

 

6.  The AEMA (Alberta Emergency Management Agency) Field Officer acts as the ECC Coordinator.

 

       X

7.  The Municipal Emergency Plan may be activated in whole or in part at the discretion of the local authority.

       X

 

8.  Co-ordination and dissemination of information are critical functions of the ECC.

       X

 

9.  Representation at the ECC would include members of the Emergency Management Committee.

 

       X

10.  Hospitals maintain mass casualty response plans to manage a large and sudden influx of casualties.

       X

 

11.  A Reception Centre is established to provide for the immediate needs of evacuees.

       X

 

12.  Following a Level III event, the Emergency Public Information Manager may need to establish a Public & Media Inquiry Room to respond to the influx of inquiries from the public and the media.

       X

 

13.  It is important that the emergency operations centre be established close to the emergency site so that they can co-ordinate response efforts at the site.

        X



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