Chapter 2: Quiz

Circle the most appropriate statement.  See Chapter 11 for the answers.
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

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