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Instructions: This short exercise will help you assess your current understanding of the history, mission, and structure of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Please choose or provide the correct response(s) for each question, then check your answers against the answer key on pages 15 through 17.

The source of most Federal funding assistance after major disasters is:

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☐ D. Small Business Administration Loans

List four categories of disaster assistance activities performed by FEMA:

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• To make mitigation the foundation of the national emergency management system

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FEMA Knowledge Assessment (Continued)

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Most life- and property-threatening emergencies are best dealt with at which levels of government?

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Developing community awareness programs for weather emergencies and home safety is a FEMA activity.

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The development and delivery of emergency management training to enhance emergency capabilities of Federal, State, and local governments and the private sector is the responsibility of

From the list below, check the correct types of goods and services provided by the
Mitigation Directorate:

О А. Hazardous materials studies

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From the list below, check the correct types of goods and services provided by the
Response and Recovery Directorate:

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From the list below, check the correct types of goods and services provided by the United States Fire Administration:

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10. From the list below, check the correct types of goods and services provided by the Operations Support Directorate:

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Assessment Answer Key

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The source of most Federal funding assistance after major disasters is:

✓ C. President's Disaster Relief Fund

Reporting directly to the White House, FEMA manages the President's Disaster Relief Fund, the source of most Federal funding assistance after major disasters.

List four categories of disaster assistance activities performed by FEMA:

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FEMA has 10 regional offices that help plan, coordinate, and manage disaster assistance activities including preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation. Other activities include offsite planning for emergencies at commercial nuclear powerplants and the Army's chemical stockpile sites, providing emergency food and shelter funding for the homeless, and planning to ensure the continuity of the Federal government during national security emergencies.

Several of FEMA's goals are listed below:

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To make mitigation the foundation of the national emergency management system

To provide a rapid and effective response to any disaster

To strengthen State and local emergency management

Add one more of FEMA's goals:

✓ To establish, in concert with FEMA's partners, a national emergency management system that is comprehensive, risk-based, and all-hazards in approach, or

✓ To create an emergency management partnership with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, voluntary organizations, and the private sector

Either answer would be correct. To accomplish FEMA's mission, all of the above goals shape the priorities and policies to be implemented.

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