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ICS 100 is an introductory course that provides the foundation for higher-level training in the Incident Command System (ICS). The course covers the history, features, principles, and organizational structure of ICS, as well as its relationship with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
The course was developed collaboratively with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to explain the principles and structure of ICS, describe NIMS management characteristics, understand the roles of the Incident Commander and Command Staff, and identify how NIMS management applies to various roles and disciplines.
The target audience for this course includes individuals involved in emergency planning, response, or recovery efforts. There are no prerequisites for this course, and it has a duration of 2 hours. Participants can earn 0.2 CEUs upon completion.
FEMA IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 Answers
|Which General Staff member prepares Incident Action Plans, manages information, and maintains situational awareness for the incident?||Planning Section Chief|
|The number of subordinates that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident is referred to as:||Manageable Span of Control|
|If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as the:||Command Staff|
|Which member of the Command and Staff interfaces with other agencies to meet incident-related information requirements?||Public Information Officer|
|Who designates the process for transferring command?||The jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident designates the Incident Commander and the process for transferring command.|
|Depending on the incident size and complexity, various types of support facilities may be established by:||Incident command|
|The Incident Command System (ICS) is only applicable to large, complex incidents.||FALSE|
|Which General Staff member directs all responses and tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives?||Operations Section Chief|
|Which of the following are typical incident facilities?|
A. Point-of-distribution sites
C. Incident Command Post
D. All of the Above
|All of the Above|
|Which General Staff member negotiates and monitors contracts, maintains documentation for reimbursement, and oversees timekeeping for incident personnel?||Finance/Administration Section Chief|
|The Liaison Officer:|
A. “Arranges for resources and needed services to support the incident objectives.
B. Tracks resources and maintains incident documentation.
C. Provides information to the public.
D. Is the point of contact for other response organizations.
|Is the point of contact for other response organizations.|
|Establishment of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:||The responsibility of establishing the ICS modular organization lies with the Incident Commander.|
|When command is transferred, the process should include:||Briefing.|
|The Whole Community approach refers to different organizations within the Federal Government.||FALSE|
|Who designates the Incident Commander and the process for transferring command?||The jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident.|
|Which ICS function is responsible for documentation for mutual aid agreements?||Finance/Administration.|
|The Incident Command System (ICS) can be used to manage any type of incident, including planned events.||TRUE|
|To avoid overburdening the incident command, resources should not self-dispatch (spontaneously deploy).||TRUE|
|Which NIMS Management Characteristic may include gathering, analyzing, and assessing weather service data from technical specialists?||Information and Intelligence Management|
|How many NIMS Management Characteristics are there?||14|
|Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?||Incident Commander|
|Manageable Span of Control refers to:||The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident|
|Qualification, Certification, and Credentialing Personnel are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?||Comprehensive Resource Management|
|Which NIMS Management Characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness and facilitating information sharing?||Integrated Communications|
|Which ICS functional area tracks resources, collects and analyzes information, and maintains documentation?||Planning|
|Incident objectives that drive incident operations are established by the:||Incident Commander or Unified Command|
|To ensure efficient, clear, communication, the National Incident Management System Characteristics recommend the use of:||Common terminology|
|In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work together to establish:||Incident Objectives|
|At the incident scene, who handles media inquiries?||Public Information Officer|
|Which ICS functional area arranges for resources and needed services to support achievement of the incident objectives?||Logistics|
|Which Section organizes, assigns, and supervises tactical response resources?||Operations|
|Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis?||Finance/Administration|
|Which one of the following activities is not an example of incident coordination?||Directing, ordering, or controlling|
|Check-in, Incident Action Planning, Personal Responsibility, and Resource Tracking are all necessary to ensure:||Accountability|
|The Incident Command System (ICS) is:||A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards|
|Which ICS functional area establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to achieve the incident objectives?||Operations|
|An Incident Action Plan is captured and communicates overall operational and support activities for an incident.||TRUE|
|Which position is always staffed in ICS applications?||Incident Commander|
|Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the:||Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident|
|Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to personnel requested through appropriate authorities and established resource management systems?||Dispatch/Deployment|
|One of the benefits of ICS is that it provides an orderly, systematic process.||Planning|
|Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?||Comprehensive Resource Management|
|When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, what type of Command is being used?||Unified Command|
|Command is:||Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority|
|Which General Staff member is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objective?||Logistics Section Chief|
|Within the National Incident Management System Characteristics, the concept of common terminology covers all of the following EXCEPT:||Technical Specifications|
|Which ICS functional area arranges for resources and needed services to support the achievement of the incident objectives?||Logistics|
|Which ICS functional area establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to reach the incident objectives?||Operations|
|The Incident Commander or Unified Commander establishes incident objectives that include:||Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks, and activities to achieve the objectives|
|Integrated Communications includes interoperable systems that include voice and data links.||True|
|Major activities of the planning section include:||Preparing and documenting Incident Action Plans|
|The Incident Commander or Unified Command establishes incident objectives that include:||Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks, and activities to achieve the objectives.|
|The NIMS management characteristic of chain of command and unity of command means that each person:||Reports to only one ICS supervisor.|
|Command is defined as?||The systematic tool for the command, control, and coordination of an emergency response.|
|When command is transferred, the process should include which of the following?||Briefing.|
|If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as which of the following?||Command Staff.|