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Chapter 68: All Hazards Preparedness

Virtually all disaster plans are based on what national system?

a. National Planning System (NPS)

b. National Incidence Management System (NIMS)

c. Federal Incidence Bureau System (FIBS)

d. Strategic National Planning System (SNPS)

Answer b is correct. Organization at the local or state level will vary, but virtually all plans will be based on the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a systematic, proactive approach to guide departments and agencies at all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector.

Answers a, c, and d are incorrect.

The Strategic National Stockpile provides what during an incidence of national significance?

a. Highly trained medical personal from around the country to disseminate supplies.

b. Pharmaceuticals only to the state.

c. Active military medical personnel to support the public.

d. Pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to the state in need.

Answer d is correct. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has large quantities of medicine and medical supplies to protect the American public if there is a public health emergency (terrorist attack, flu outbreak, earthquake) severe enough to cause local supplies to run out. Once Federal and local authorities agree that the SNS is needed, medicines will be delivered to any state in the US in time for them to be effective. Each state has plans to receive and distribute SNS medicine and medical supplies to local communities as quickly as possible.

Answer a is incorrect. The state is responsible for dissemination.

Answer b is incorrect. The SNS supplies not only pharmaceuticals but also supplies and equipment.

Answer c is incorrect. Active military medical personnel are to support the armed forces. However the governor may call up his state’s National Guard to assist in the disaster.

What government official must request the SNS?

a. President of the United States

b. Director of Health and Human Services

c. Governor

d. Speaker of the House

Answer c is correct. The governor of the afflicted state must request for the SNS. If the request is granted, the material will be on site within 12 hours, hence they are often referred to as 12-Hour Push Packs. It is ...

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