FEMA Lesson 3

25 July 2022
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A community lifeline
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enables the continuous operation of critical government and business functions
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A community lifeline is essential to
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human health and safety or economic security
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The seven community lifelines represent
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only the most basic services a community relies on and which, when stable enable all other activity within a community
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What are the 7 community lifelines?
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1. Safety and security 2. Food, water, and sheltering 3. Health and Medical 4. Energy (Power and Fuel) 5. Communications 6. Transportation 7. Hazardous Material
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Community lifelines can be used by?
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all levels of government, the private sector, and other partners
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TRUE OR FALSE: Community lifelines are assessed and reassessed throughout an incident until stabilization is achieved
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TRUE
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What are the 4 stages of lifelines?
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1. Pre-incident 2. Incident 3. Incident Response 4. Stabilization
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Response core capabilities are
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the functions or activities that generally must be accomplished in incident response regardless of which levels of government are involved
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What are the 3 core competencies that span all FIVE mission areas?
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Planning Public Information and Warning Operational Coordination
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What are the other 12 core capabilities that are specific to Response?
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Critical transportation Environmental Response/ Health and Safety Fatality management services Fire management services Infrastructure services Mass care services Mass search and rescue operations On-Scene security, protection, and law enforcement Operational communications Logistics and supply chain management Public health, healthcare, and EMS Situational assessment
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Organizations involved in providing Mass-Care Service often rely on
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resources and functions from organizations that provide Critical Transportation or Logistics and Supply Chain Management for commodities distribution
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Public Information and Warning provides for
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messaging, translators, and interpreters, as well as Operational Communications for reporting and communication that allows shelters to stay in touch with operations centers
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Lifelifes are equal to
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ends
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Lifelines represent
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the results that Responders are trying to accomplish
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Core capabilities equal
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ways
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Core capabilities
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are methods that Responders will use to achieve their ends