Test

Fill in the best answer to each question below. When you are finished, fill in your contact information in the form below the test questions. Your test will be graded by a Health Department representative. Your certificate of completion will be sent via e-mail (snail mail if no e-mail address is given) provided you pass the test with a score of 70% or better.

If you have previously taken the Introduction to POD Operations class and filled in all of your personal information, you may simply fill in you name and E-mail address below

  1. The main role of the POD manager is to:

    1. Oversee activation, shift changes, and de-activation.
    2. Work with facility staff to open and close the POD.
    3. Communicate with and report to the All-POD Coordinator from the Health Department.
    4. None of the above.
    5. All of the above.
  2. Additional roles of the POD Manager include all of the following EXCEPT:

    1. Work with Command Staff.
    2. Oversee staff briefings.
    3. Report to the POD staff.
    4. Act as point of contact outside the POD with partner agencies.
  3. What is Just-In-Time training?

    1. A training giving only at the opening of the POD.
    2. A three-part training given to all of the staff which introduces them to what they will be doing during their shift as well as an overall briefing on the POD and event status.
    3. A training given by only lead staff.
    4. A training session that is given before an event even happens.
  4. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the Departmental Operations Center (DOC) both work together to acquire volunteers, staff, and supplies for the POD’s during their operation.

    1. True
    2. False
  5. Activation includes the following:

    1. Set-up for patient flow through the clinic and parking areas.
    2. Facility walkthroughs and inspections.
    3. Personnel activities including sign-in, training, and giving assignments.
    4. Giving Just-In-Time Training.
    5. All of the above.
  6. Daily business activities at a POD includes all of the following EXCEPT:

    1. Media Interviews - schedule interviews with the media once a shift.
    2. Shift Change – Each person should be able to explain their job to the person relieving them.
    3. Breaks – Command Staff should be instructed to check their staff every 2-3 hours.
    4. Managing Fatigue – Staff don’t always realize how stressed/tired they are.
    5. Command Staff Briefing – Meetings to share what is working well, what is not and coming up with plans to make the POD function better.
  7. The POD Manager/Press Assistant ____________ provide(s) information or interviews to the media, unless specifically directed by the Lead Public Information Officer.

    1. Does
    2. Does Not
  8. The POD manager may act as or assign a person to be the Press Assistant.

    1. True
    2. False
  9. The Press Assistant fields requests for interviews/information from the media.

    1. True
    2. False
  10. The Press Assistant may be required to complete a “Media Call Intake Sheet”.

    1. True
    2. False
  11. The Press Assistant then submits the Media Call Intake Sheet to the Public Information Officer or appropriate designee.

    1. True
    2. False
  12. Which of these activities happens first?

    1. Medications are inventoried and re-packaged into smaller units (if necessary).
    2. Medications come to the County via plane or truck from various sources and agencies.
    3. POD managers are contacted and given the location where they are expected to report.
    4. Staff and Volunteers are notified that PODs will be opened.
  13. All of the following activities occur during the deactivation of the POD location EXCEPT:

    1. Complete any facility checklists and walkthroughs.
    2. Continuing to rotate patients through the site to get their medications.
    3. Oversee the question and answer phase of the debrief with all staff present.
    4. Ensure personnel sign-out, return badges and vests.
    5. Return facility to its original state.
  14. The POD Binder must be within reach at all times and handed off to the next POD manager because:

    1. This binder has all the master forms.
    2. This is your main reference for running the POD.
    3. Specific procedures and instructions will be provided for each job in the binder.
    4. None of the above.
    5. All of the above.

In the event of an emergency it is very important that the Health Department is able to contact voluteers with the necessary training to set-up and run its PODs. In an effort to keep this information as current as possible; the Shasta County Health Department has developed the form below. When you have completed filling in the form please click the Send button to send your information to the Health Department's Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Coordinator.

First Name: Last Name:

Home Address: City: Zipcode:

Work Address: City: Zipcode:

Home Phone: Work Phone: Cell Phone:

Numeric Pager: Alpha-Numeric Pager:

Primary E-Mail: Secondary E-mail:

If you have any certifications which may aid in Emergency Response please list them in the field below:


Do you currently volunteer for any other agencies in an emergency capacity? (Example: Red Cross)


Have you previously voulunteered during a disaster? If so When and Where? (Example: Hurricane Katrina, Florida)


Do you have experience coordinating large events? Describe:


Languages (Hold the Ctrl button down to select multiple languages)

Have Specialized Experience? (Hold the Ctrl button down to select multiple values)

I'm Interested In Volunteering For Other Public Health Preparedness Activities!

Please Contact Me About Site Specific Registration!

If you use a web based e-mail system like hotmail or g-mail this form may not automatically send. To download a Word version of the form which can be printed or sent as an attachment: Click here for the Shasta County form.