FEMA IS-100.SCA Answers

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FEMA IS-100.SCA: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools Answers

Which incident facility is the location where personnel and equipment are kept while waiting to be assigned?Staging Area
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
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
After check-in, you should:Locate your incident supervisor and obtain your initial briefing
Which General Staff position conducts tactical operations, develops the tactical objectives and organization, and directs all tactical resources?Operations Section Chief
Which position is the only one that is always staffed in ICS applications?Incident Commander
There is no correlation between the ICS organization and the administrative structure of any single jurisdiction or agency, such as a school.It avoids confusion over whom you should take direction from.
The ability to communicate within ICS is absolutely critical. To ensure efficient, clear communication, ICS requires the use of:Common terminology.
Which incident facility would be equipped and staffed to provide food, water, sleeping areas, and sanitary services for Search and Rescue Teams assigned to a school incident?Camp
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.
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 Mrs. Butler’s 10th grade chemistry class throughout the school year.
Which General Staff position manages costs related to the incident, and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analyses?Finance/Administration Section Chief
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.
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 meettactical objectives.
Be cost effective by avoiding duplication of efforts.
Allow personnel from a variety of agencies to meld rapidly into a common management structure.
Which incident facility is positioned outside of the present and potential hazard area, but close enough to the incident to maintain command?Staging Area
A football field is used as a take off and landing location for helicopters following a tornado at a school. This ICS facility is a:Helispot.
Which Command Staff position serves as the primary contact for supporting agencies assigned to an incident?Liaison Officer
A basic ICS principle is that the first Incident Commander is responsible until the:Authority is delegated to another person.
Which of the following would you expect to see in an Incident Action Plan?Detailed cost estimates for implementing the proposed activities.
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
Check-in officially logs you in at the incident. The check-in process and information help to:
Ensure personnel accountability.
Track resources.
Prepare personnel for assignments and reassignments.
Organize the demobilization process.
Locate personnel in case of an emergency.
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:Deputy Staff.
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.
Which Command Staff position monitors safety conditions and develops measures for assuring the safety of all assigned personnel?Safety Officer
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

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