FEMA IS 010.A Animals in Disasters: Awareness and Preparedness

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Course Overview

This course is intended to help animal owners, care providers, and industries to understand incident management.

Course Objectives:

The objectives of this course are to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers, and to describe how typical hazards affect animals and what can be done by responsible owners to reduce the impact of disasters.

Example Questions

If you are inside a building during a landslide, which of the following actions should you take?
a) Evacuate at once with your animals to stable ground.
b) Stay inside and get under a desk, table, or other piece of sturdy furniture.
c) Curl into a tight ball and protect your head.
d) Try to outrun the landslide.

If you are inside your home during an earthquake, what action should you take?
a) Remember the safety routine to stop, cover, and hold.
b) Shelter next to the chimney if one is available.
c) Run outside.
d) Take cover near exterior windows so that you will have an easy escape route if the building collapses.

Which of the following is the most appropriate response action if your animal has been exposed to radiation?
a) Wash the animals and the areas where they sleep.
b) Create a distance between the animal and the source of radiation.
c) Seek medical attention from a veterinarian before handling the animal.
d) Feed the animal barium tablets.

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a) Private individuals and corporations coordinate the most effective protection against disasters, without the help of Federal and State agencies.
b) The care of animals in disasters should take precedence over the care of people.
c) In disasters, plans should include training first responders on safety issues, including dangerous animals.
d) Care for animals during disasters has no effect on the safety and care of humans.

Which of the following statements is TRUE?
a) Animal safety must be considered first above all else.
b) Pets lost after a disaster can often find their way home using olfactory or visual cues.
c) Your disaster kit should be kept in an area where it is hard to get to so that its contents are not used.
d) Permanent identification or identification tags and collars should be on animals at all times.

What are the chances of flooding in a 100-year floodplain per year?
a) 0.1 percent
b) 1 percent
c) 10 percent
d) 100 percent

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