Is Your School Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Whether your institution is a K-12 school, college or university, it is pertinent that all necessary parties are knowledgeable of and participate in the creation of emergency plans, including preparing for, responding to and recovering from mass casualty incidents.

According to FEMA, it is vital to be able to identify key considerations and strategies for preparing for mass casualty incidents, including: understanding the threats and challenges; establishing planning processes; assessing and mitigating vulnerabilities; establishing response procedures; planning for recovery; and staying prepared.

FEMA offers a free online course, titled ‘Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship‘, that introduces best practices for handling mass casualty incidents. Following the course, participants can take an exam that counts as 0.3 CEUs.

Check out this 11-question sneak peek of the exam to see where you stand regarding your knowledge of mass casualty preparations.

*Note: Although FEMA’s online course is geared towards K-12, higher ed and houses of worship, many of these questions can also be applied to hospitals.

Is Your Institution Prepared for a Mass Casualty Incident? Take This Quiz to Find Out

Take this FEMA quiz to see how prepared your school or university is should a mass casualty incident occur.

Which of the following statements about mass casualty incidents is true?

Select the FALSE statement below.

Select the FALSE statement from below:

According to FEMA, a main purpose of developing and conducting periodic mass casualty drills and other exercises is to:

When conducting exercises, it is advisable to vary the conditions (e.g., time of day, type of activities) under which the exercises are conducted.

As soon as a situation involving a dangerous individual becomes evident and you have assessed the situation, according to FEMA, you should:

  • Take action to protect yourself and those in your immediate area.
  • _____________________________ (select the missing action from below).
  • Notify emergency responders.
  • Implement the emergency protocols found in your plan.
  • Triage injuries and apply emergency first aid as needed.

In which of the following situations would emergency lockdown be the most appropriate response action?

An effective safety and security program fosters a broad sense of responsibility and awareness among faculty, staff, and students or congregants.

All of the following are effective practices for managing public information after a mass casualty incident EXCEPT:

After a mass casualty incident, the process of reuniting survivors with families and loved ones:

After a mass casualty incident, it is important for staff members to stay separate from the recovery process and leave all psychological support in the hands of mental health professionals.

Looks like you’ve got some studying to do!

The safety of campus constituents should always be of top priority.

There are plenty of resources out there, including Campus Safety, that can provide ways to improve your mass casualty incident response. FEMA’s ‘Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents‘ course is a great place to start.

Not bad!

Looks like you got more than half right, but there’s always room for improvement!

There are plenty of resources out there, including Campus Safety, that can provide ways to improve your mass casualty incident response. FEMA’s ‘Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents‘ course is a great place to start.

Wahoo!

Looks like you know your stuff — kudos!

Make sure to stay up-to-date on mass casualty best practices to assure your campus constituents that you will continue to have their backs.

There are plenty of resources out there, including Campus Safety, that can provide ways to improve your mass casualty incident response. FEMA’s ‘Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents‘ course is a great place to start.

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