ICS 100 Answers

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FEMA 100 ICS-100 answers

1. Which General Staff member prepares Incident Action Plans, manages information, and maintains situational awareness for the incident?
A. Planning Section Chief
B. Operations Section Chief
C. Logistics Section Chief
D. Finance/Administration Section Chief

2. If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as the:
A. Director Staff
B. Incident Staff
C. Executive Staff
D. Command Staff

3. Which member of the Command and Staff interfaces with other agencies to meet incident-related information requirements?
A. Liaison Officer
B. Safety Officer
C. Public Information Officer
D. Commander

4. The Incident Command System (ICS) is only applicable to large, complex incidents.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

5. Which General Staff member directs all responses and tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives?
A. Planning Section Chief
B. Operations Section Chief
C. Tactics Section Chief
D. Operations Division Director

6. Which of the following are typical incident facilities?
A. Point-of-distribution sites
B. Camps
C. Incident Command Post
D. All of the Above

7. Which General Staff member negotiates and monitors contracts, maintains documentation for reimbursement, and oversees timekeeping for incident personnel?
A. Logistics Section Chief
B. Operations Section Chief
C. Planning Section Chief
D. Finance/Administration Section Chief

8. 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.

9. Establishment of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:
A. Operations Section
B. Local Authorities
C. Incident Commander
D. Logistics Section

10. When command is transferred, the process should include a(n):
A. Award Ceremony
B. Briefing
C. Detailed Lesson Learned Report
D. Intelligence Report

11. The Whole Community approach refers to different organizations within the Federal Government.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

12. Who designates the Incident Commander and the process for transferring command?
A. The Section Chiefs
B. The Incident Commander for previous operational period
C. The jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident
D. The Command Staff

13. Which ICS function is responsible for documentation for mutual aid agreements?
A. Planning
B. Incident Command
C. Operations
D. Finance/Administration

14. The Incident Command System (ICS) can be used to manage any type of incident, including planned events.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

15. To avoid overburdening the incident command, resources should not self-dispatch (spontaneously deploy).
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

16. Which NIMS Management Characteristic may include gathering, analyzing, and assessing weather service data from technical specialists?
A. Information and Intelligence Management
B. Integrated Communications
C. Incident Facilities and Locations
D. Management by Objectives

17. Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?
A. Emergency Operations Center director
B. Agency Executive
C. Incident Commander
D. Operations Section Chief

18. Manageable Span of Control refers to:
A. An orderly line of authority that exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.
B. The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
C. The process of moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.
D. The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.

19. Qualification, Certification, and Credentialing Personnel are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?
A. Accountability
B. Comprehensive Resource Management
C. Incident Facilities and Locations
D. Information and Intelligence Management

20. Which NIMS Management Characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness and facilitating information sharing?
A. Accountability
B. Comprehensive Resource Management
C. Chain of Command and Unity of Command
D. Integrated Communications

21. Which ICS functional area tracks resources, collects and analyzes information, and maintains documentation?
A. Planning
B. Operations
C. Logistics
D. Finance/Administration

22. To ensure efficient, clear, communication, the National Incident Management System Characteristics recommend the use of:
A. Common terminology
B. Agency-specific codes
C. Technical language
D. Acronyms

23. In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work together to establish:
A. Situational Awareness
B. Incident Objectives
C. Resource Allocations
D. Shared Agency Authority

24. At the incident scene, who handles media inquiries?
A. Media Relations Specialist
B. Public Information Officer
C. Liaison Officer
D. Communications Officer

25. Which ICS functional area arranges for resources and needed services to support achievement of the incident objectives?
A. Planning
B. Operations
C. Logistics
D. Finance/Administration

26. Which Section organizes, assigns, and supervises tactical response resources?
A. Planning
B. Operations
C. Logistics
D. Finance/Administration

27. Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis?
A. Command
B. Operations
C. Logistics
D. Finance/Administration

28. Check-in, Incident Action Planning, Personal Responsibility, and Resource Tracking are all necessary to ensure:
A. Flexibility
B. Accountability
C. Sustainability
D. Redundancy

29. The Incident Command System (ICS) is:
A. A relatively new approach created based on the lessons learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
B. A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.
C. A military system used in domestic incidents to ensure command and control of Federal resources.
D. Most applicable to the management of complex incidents that extend over many hours or days.

30. An Incident Action Plan is captured and communicates overall operational and support activities for an incident.
A. TRUE
B. FALSE

32. Which position is always staffed in ICS applications?
A. Public Information Officer
B. Incident Commander
C. Operations Section Chief
D. Safety Officer

33. Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the:
A. Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident
B. Emergency Operations manager
C. Public Information Officer
D. Planning Officer

34. Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to personnel requested through appropriate authorities and established resource management systems?
A. Dispatch/ Deployment
B. Incident Facilities and Locations
C. Management by Objectives
D. Manageable Span of Control

35. One of the benefits of ICS is that it provides an orderly, systematic ___________ process.
A. Deployment
B. Safety
C. Recovery
D. Planning

36. Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?
A. Accountability
B. Incident Facilities and Locations
C. Comprehensive Resource Management
D. Unified Command

37. When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, what type of Command is being used?
A. Mutual Command
B. Area Command
C. Unified Command
D. Multiple Command

38. Command is:
A. Based on the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident.
B. Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
C. The ability to control information exchange within and across organizations involved in an incident.
D. Assumed by the individual who is the highest-ranking person on the scene regardless of experience or training level.

39. 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?
A. Logistics Section Chief
B. Safety Officer
C. Public Information Officer
D. Planning Section Chief

40. Within the National Incident Management System Characteristics, the concept of common terminology covers all of the following EXCEPT:
A. Organizational Functions
B. Technical Specifications
C. Resource Descriptions
D. Incident Facilities

41. Which ICS functional area establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to reach the incident objectives?
A. Planning
B. Operations
C. Logistics
D. Finance/Administration

42. The Incident Commander or Unified Commander establishes incident objectives that include:
A. Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks, and activities to achieve the objectives.
B. Selecting personnel to serve on the Incident Management Team.
C. Delegating functional responsibilities and specifying resource types.
D. Establishing a manageable span of control.

ICS-100 114 terms and answers

NIMS National incident management system provides approach to guide agencies to recover from incidence and reduce loss of life and property and harm to the environment
HSPD-5 Homeland security presidential directive’s requires DHS federal state local and tribal governments to establish NRF and NIMS
DHS Department of homeland security
NIMS National incident management system
NRF National response framework like in organizational chart who does what command structure
PPD-8 Describes the nature and approach to preparedness and involving whole community, individuals businesses and faith-based organizations schools and tribes and all levels of government
NRF Guide Describes how the nation conducts all hazards response and all agencies apply the principles for coordinated effective national response
Camp Site in the incident area separate from the incident face equipped and staff to provide sleep food etc. to incident personnel
Function 5 major activities in the ICS: command, operations, planning, logistics, and Finance/Admn
JIC Joint information center facility to coordinate all incident related public information activities for all agencies
JIS Joint information system integrates incident information and public affairs providing structure and system for developing and delivering messages on behalf of the IC incident commander
NIMS includes Preparedness, communication, resource management, command management, ongoing management and maintenance. Designed to work together
NIMS command and management components/ elements Incident command system, multi agency coordination systems, and public information
Unified command UC Incident command system application use one more than one agency has incident jurisdiction or when incidents cross political jurisdictions
Common operating picture
Incident commander Has authority to establish objectives, make assignments, order resources
Chain of command Does not prevent personnel from communicating with each other
Unity of command Report and receive work assignments only from there ICS supervisor
Steps to manage incident Establish initial incident command, assess the situation, take measures to ensure life safety, establish perimeter control and security, determine resource gaps, request mutual aid and assistance
Incident objectives established on the following priorities Life safety, incident stabilization, property preservation
IAP Incident action plan. Specifies instant objectives, states activities to be completed, covers a time frame called an operational., Maybe oral or written except for hazardous materials incident which require a written IAP
IAP answers these questions What do we need to do? Who is responsible for doing it? What resources are needed? How do we communicate?
ICS structure requires each element have how many people in charge Each element have a person in charge
Span of control The number of individuals or resources one supervisor can manage affectively during an incident. Very from 3 to 7 and a ratio of one supervisor to five subordinates
ICS. Resources it’s critical to know What resources are needed and available and where the deployed resources are located.
Resource management includes process Identifying resource requirements, ordering in acquiring, mobilizing and dispatching, tracking and reporting, recovering and demobilizing, reimbursing and maintaining inventory
ICP Incident command post
Information and intelligence management Risks assessments, threats involving potential for violence, surveillance of Desease outbreak, weather forecasts, structural plans and vulnerabilities
Situation implications for incidents management assisted living building collapse Take measures to ensure safety if responders, prioritize needs, determine incident objectives , identify resources needs
ICS enables Enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and agencies, establishes common processes for planning and managing resources, allows for integration of Facilities equipment personnel procedures in communication operating within a common organizational structure
What is the first thing you would do after incident Established initial incident command, assessor size up the situation, take measures to ensure life safety, establish perimeter control and security, determine resource gaps, request Aid
What questions should incident action plan ask? What do we need to do? Who is responsible for doing it? What resources are needed? How do we communicate?
ICS is a modular organization Top down based on size and complexity, determined based on the incident objectives and resource requirements, expands and contracts as needed and requires each element have someone in charge
What is Span of control number of individuals or resources one supervisor can manage affectively during an incident
Spanish control on incidents vary from 3-7 and one supervisor to five subordinates
Base Logistics administrations
Staging area Resouces waiting to be deployed
Helibase Location from which helicopter centered air operations are conducted
Helispot Temporary location for helicopters can land and take off
Accountability checklist Check in, incident action plan, unity of command, Span of control, resource trucking
What is your first task after being dispatched Checking and received an assignment
After you have checked in and gotten assignment what do you next Locate your incident supervisor and obtain your briefing
Briefings should include Assessment of the situation, incident objectives, job responsibilities, ICS structure, location of work area, identification a break areas, instructions for getting resources, work shifts, safety procedures, personal protective equipment
Sure do you respond without being dispatched? No
Common terminology covers what Organizational functions, resource descriptions, incident Facilities incident response communication
Unity of command Means that all individuals have a designated supervisor they report to
What is unified command Incidents involving multiple jurisdictions a single jurisdiction with multi agency nvolvement. Allows agencies to work together
Management by objective’s includes Establishing over arching incident objectives, developing strategies, developing an issue mean assignments plans procedures and protocols, establishing measurable tactics or tasks
Five major management functions Command, operations, planning, but just sticks, finance and administration
Command sets what Is it an objective strategies and priorities and has overall responsibility for
Operations does what Can ducks operations to reach the incident objectives established his tactics and directs all operational resources
Planning does what Supports the incident action planning process by trucking resources collecting and analyzing information and maintaining documentation
Logistics Arranges for resources in need of services to support achievement of the incident objectives
Finance and administration Monitors cost related to the incident and provides accounting procurement time recording and cost analysis
Incident commander has overall responsibility for Establishing objectives, planning strategies, implementing tactics. On small incidents in advance they may accomplish all management functions
If your section is not staffed the incident commander will do what Manage those functions themselves
The incident commander is responsible for what Overall incident safety, providing information services to internal and X ternal stakeholders, establishing and maintaining luason with other agencies participating in the incident
Incident commanders me. How many deputies? One and they must be as qualified as they are
Deputy incident commanders may be designated to Perform tasks requested by the IC, perform the incident command function, represent in assisting agency
What does the command staff do you? Provides information, safety, and liaison services for the organization
What does the general stuff do? Signed functional authority for operations, planning, logistics, and finance and administration
Command staff Public information officer, safety officer, liaison officer.
Liaison officer Serves as the primary contact for other agencies assisting at an incident
The incident commander may establish what four sections? Operations, planning, logistics, finance and administration
What does the operations section to do? Directs all response and tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives
What does logistics do Activated as needed to support the incident response
What will the incident commander first establish? Operations the remaining sections are established only as needed
Using consistent titles ensures what? People from different organizations have the same credentials and qualifications
Who is responsible for a strike team or task force Leader and support position is single resource boss
What is the title of the organizational level of a unit? Leader is the title and the support position is manager
Who is responsible for a division or group? Supervisor and there is no support position
Who is responsible for overall management of the incident? Incident commander with support position as Deputy
Who is responsible for supervision of a branch? Director
What is the title of the command staff organizational level Title as officer and support position as assistant
Who is responsible for supervision of a branch? director and support position is Deputy
Who is responsible for a functional sections such as operations? chief, support position is deputy
Is signing deputies from other organizations can increase what Inter-agency coordination
Sections chiefs are referred as General staff
Operations section chief Develops and implements strategy tactics to carry out the incident objectives and organizes the assigns and supervises the tactical response resources. The operation section chief is the person with the greatest technical expertise in dealing with the problem at hand
What are single resources Individuals equipment crew or team
Single resources may be organized into two different types of teams Task forces or strike teams
Task force The combination of mixed resources was calm and communications operating under the direct supervision of a
Strike teams Consist of similar resources with common communications operating under the direct supervision of a leader
What elements can be added to the operation section to manage span of control Groups are divisions
What type of organization is the division? East to divide an incident geographically
What are groups described as? Functional areas of operation
Who can the operation section chief add to supervise groups and divisions They can add branches with the person in charge designated as a director
When an operation section chief begins organizing resources into functional areas the correct additikn is called Group
Who determines of the planning section should be added? The incident commander
What are the major activities of the planning section? Collecting evaluating in displaying incident intelligence and information, preparing and documenting incident action plans, maintaining incident documentation and developing plans for demobilization
Planning sections main include the following Resources unit, situation unit, documentation unit, demobilization unit
Who decides if they logistics section should be added? The incident commander
What is the logistics section chief do? Make sure there are adequate resources personal supplies and equipment for meeting the incident objectives. They maintain their span of control but Adding branch directors in unit leaders
What is the logistics section is the major activities? Ordering obtaining maintaining an accounting for essential personnel equipment and supplies, providing communication planning and resources, Setting up food services for responders, Setting up and maintaining incident Facilities, providing support Transportation, providing medical services the incident persoelle

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