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FEMA IS-100.HE: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Higher Education Answers
|Designers of the system recognized early that ICS must: Meet the needs of incidents of any kind or size.|
Provide logistical and administrative support to ensure that operational staff can meet tactical objectives.
Be cost effective by avoiding duplication of efforts.
|Allow personnel from a variety of agencies to meld rapidly into a common management structure.|
|The ability to communicate within ICS is absolutely critical. To ensure efficient, clear communication, ICS requires the use of:||Common terminology.|
|At which incident facility are resources kept to support incident operations if a Base is not accessible to all resources?||Staging Area|
|Which Command Staff position monitors safety conditions and develops measures for assuring the safety of all assigned personnel?||Safety Officer|
|Which incident facility is the location where personnel and equipment are kept while waiting for tactical assignments?||Staging Area|
|There is no correlation between the ICS organization and the administrative structure of any single agency or jurisdiction. This is deliberate because:||Confusion over different position titles and organizational structures has been a significant stumbling block to effective incident management in the past.|
|Expansion of incidents may require the delegation of authority for the performance of operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration functions. The people who perform these four management functions are designated as the:||General Staff.|
|At each level of the ICS organization, individuals in positions of primary responsibility have distinct titles. Using specific ICS position titles serves three important purposes:|
The use of distinct titles allows for filling ICS positions with the most qualified individuals rather than by rank.
Standard position titles are useful when requesting qualified personnel.
|Titles provide a common standard for all responders.|
|Which Command Staff position serves as the primary contact for supporting agencies assigned to an incident?||Liaison Officer|
|Which General Staff position prepares and documents the Incident Action Plan, collects and evaluates information, maintains resource status, and maintains documentation for incident records?||Planning Section Chief|
|ICS has been used to manage incidents such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and acts of terrorism. Which of the following situations represents another viable application for the use of ICS?||The oversight of safety issues associated with a freshman chemistry class throughout the fall and spring semesters.|
|Check-in officially logs you in at the incident. The check-in process and information help to:|
Ensure personnel accountability.
Prepare personnel for assignments and reassignments.
Organize the demobilization process.
|Locate personnel in case of an emergency.|
|Which General Staff position manages costs related to the incident, and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analyses?||Finance/Administration Section Chief|
|One ICS principle relates to the supervisory structure of the organization and pertains to the number of individuals or resources one incident supervisor can manage effectively. This operating guideline is referred to as:||Span of control.|
|Every incident must have a verbal or written Incident Action Plan. The purpose of this plan is to provide all incident supervisory personnel with direction for:||Maintaining documentation and tracking resources assigned to the incident.|
|At which incident facility are primary logistics functions coordinated and administered?||Incident Command Post|
|Which General Staff position is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objectives?||Logistics Section Chief|
|Which of the following would you expect to see in an Incident Action Plan?||Detailed cost estimates for implementing the proposed activities.|
|A basic ICS principle is that the first Incident Commander is responsible until the:||Authority is delegated to another person.|
|Which Command Staff position serves as the conduit between internal and external stakeholders, including the media, or other organizations seeking information directly from the incident or event?||Public Information Officer|
|Which General Staff position conducts tactical operations, develops the tactical objectives and organization, and directs all tactical resources?||Operations Section Chief|
|Which incident facility is positioned outside of the present and potential hazard area, but close enough to the incident to maintain command?||Staging Area|
|Which position is the only one that is always staffed in ICS applications?||Incident Commander|
|Depending upon the size and type of incident or event, it may be necessary for the Incident Commander to designate personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services for the entire organization. In ICS, these personnel make up the:||Command Staff|
|After check-in, you should:||Locate your incident supervisor and obtain your initial briefing.|
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