1. When command is transferred, then all personnel with a need to know should be told: A. The effective time and date of the transfer
B. The limits of the Incident Commander’s scope of authority
C. The Incident Commander’s cell phone number
D. The qualifications of the incoming Incident Commander
2. Branches within the ICS organization can be established:
A. Within Groups to organize resources B. Geographically or functionally
C. Under the supervision of a Leader
D. Along agency jurisdictional lines
3. Which is the top priority within the ICS common leadership responsibilities?
A. Enhancing partnerships with Agency Representatives
B. Encouraging creativity and risk-taking C. Ensuring safe work practices
D. Establishing agency policies for future incidents
4. Which Section is responsible for handling claims related to property damage, injuries, or fatalities at the incident? A. Finance/Administration Section
B. Operations Section
C. Planning Section
D. Logistics Section
5. These levels of the ICS organization may have Deputy positions: Branch Incident Commander __________
B. Group C. Section
D. Staging Area
6. Select the TRUE statement: A. Formal communication is used in reporting progress of assigned tasks
B. Formal communication requires the use of written reports to document all interactions
C. Informal communication is the preferred method for communicating resource needs
D. Informal communication is prohibited within the Incident Command System
7. Who generally facilitates the Operational Period Briefing?
A. Logistics Section Chief
B. Operations Section Chief C. Planning Section Chief
D. Public Information Officer
8. Chris Smith is the Situation Unit Leader. No Planning Section Chief is assigned. Who does Chris Smith report to?
A. No Direct Supervisor
B. Public Information Officer C. Incident Commander
D. Operations Section Chief
9. Typing resources allows managers to make better resource ordering decisions by:
A. Linking resources needed to execute typical response and recovery activities
B. Indicating how the resource can be used when deployed at the incident site
C. Providing detailed information about the best sources for procuring a needed resource D. Describing the size, capability, and staffing qualifications of a specific resource
10. ICS Form 201: A. Contains status information for briefing the incoming Incident Commander or team, or other resources
B. Allows a Single Resource Boss to track major activities during each operational period
C. Lists all resources and organization assignments for the upcoming operations period
D. Is completed by the Safety Officer in order to address safety concerns and identify mitigation measures
11. Who is responsible for determining the appropriate tactics for an incident?
A. The Planning Section
B. The Operations Section
C. The Deputy Incident Commander
D. The Safety Officer
12. Representatives from Assisting or Cooperating Agencies and Organizations coordinate through:
A. Public Information Officer
B. Operations Section Chief
C. Logistics Section Chief D. Liaison Officer
13. A delegation of authority:
A. Is required even if the Incident Commander is acting within his or her existing authorities
B. Relieves the granting authority of the ultimate responsibility for the incident
C. Specifies the Incident Action Plan to be implemented by the Incident Commander D. May be needed when the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities
14. Which General Staff position conducts tactical operations, develops the tactical objectives and organization, and directs all tactical resources? A. Operations Section Chief
B. Logistics Section Chief
C. Planning Section Chief
D. Finance/Administration Section Chief
15. Resources within the Staging Areas:
A. Include out of service resources that are being made ready for deployment B. Are awaiting operational assignment
C. Include those being made ready for demobilization and return to their jurisdictions
D. Are managed by the Logistics Section
16. Select the TRUE statement:
A. A lower ranking but more qualified person may not be designated as the Incident Commander
B. Upon arriving at an incident the higher ranking person will either assume command, maintain command as is, or reassign command to a third party
C. Transfer of command procedures are implemented at the Emergency Operations Center before the Incident Commander arrives at the scene
D. When a new Incident Commander assumes command, the outgoing Incident Commander should be demobilized to avoid confusion
17. The Operational Period Briefing:
A. Provides an orientation to individual resources at the beginning of their assignments B. Presents the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the upcoming period to supervisory personnel
C. Sets forth the specific tasks, reporting relationships, and expectations for support staff
D. Helps keep the public and media informed about the incident status and operational accomplishments
18. An individual assuming the role of the Deputy Incident Commander must:
A. Have prior experience predicting workloads and potential staffing needs
B. Have served as a Branch Director within the current organization C. Be equally capable of assuming the Incident Commander role
D. Be a representative of the jurisdiction at the incident
19. The Medical Unit is responsible for the development of the Medical Plan, obtaining medical aid, and:
A. Provision of emergency services to injured victims at the accident scene
B. Coordination with public health service to determine where critical resources are deployed
C. Authorization prior to purchases of any medical supplies and services D. Transportation for injured and ill incident personnel
20. _________________ means that each individual involved in incident operations will be assigned to only one supervisor.
A. Supervisor Authority B. Unity of Command
C. Unified Command
D. Span of Control
21. Select the TRUE statement:
A. ICS encourages the use of unique position titles in order to better meet the specific incident needs
B. ICS positions may be combined in order to save on staffing or achieve a higher level of efficiency
C. ICS recognizes that an Incident Commander may not be necessary if an Operations Section Chief is assigned D. ICS organizational structure should include only the functions and positions needed to achieve the incident objectives
22. Select the TRUE statement:
A. Span of control should be established without consideration of factors such as the type of incident, nature of the task, hazards, and safety factors B. Span of control is accomplished by organizing resources into Teams, Divisions, Groups, Branches, or Sections
C. Span of control is less of a factor of concern for incidents that are resolved within the initial operational period
D. Span of control may be extended beyond 1:10 in order to ensure that more resources can be deployed on complex, large incidents
ICS 200 Common Terminology
FEMA 200 Answers and Terms to Learn
NIMS 5 major components are
Commanding management, preparedness, resource management, communications and information management, ongoing management and maintenance
What are the three layers of command in management within BIMS
Incident command system, multi agency coordination systems, public information
What is the most essential of ICS
Chain of commabd
Formal communication must be used when
Receiving and giving work assignments, requesting support or additional resources, reporting progress of assign tasks
Is Informal communication concerning incident or event restricted?
What type of communication is informal communication used for
Incident or event information only. Must not be used for formal request for additional resources or tasking work assignments
Joint Field Office
Unity of command refers to
Every individual has a designated supervisor they report to
Unified command refers to
Incidents involving multiple jurisdictions working together
John needed additional resources is this a formal or informal request?
The communications unit leader contacted the resources unit leader to determine the number of people requiring communication devices. Is this informal or formal communication
Common leadership responsibilities include
Communication supervision evaluate understand and except the need to modify plans are instructions, enter safe work practices, takes command of assign resources, motivates with a candy safely attitude, demonstrates initiative by taking action
What is the first duty of an ICS
The safety of all personnel
How are you value your job. Duty begins with everything required of you by law and policy that is more than simply doing what’s required. Liter commits to excellence in all aspects of their professional responsibility
What can you do that demonstrate your commitment to duty to those you lead?
Take church within your scope with authority, be prepared to step out of a tactical roll into a leadership role, be proficient in your job, make sound and timely decisions, and shirt tails through understood, develop your subordinates for the future
To maintain leadership and respect you should
No your subordinates and look out for their well-being, keep your subordinates and supervisor informed, build the team conduct frequent briefings and dEbriefings
What are the three main briefing elements
Turn ask what is to be done, purpose why it is to be done, and state how it should look when it’s done
What is an incident management assessment?
Corrective action report, after action review a a R, post-incident analysis, debriefing, post-incident critique, mitigation plans. Conducted after a major activity to allow employees and leaders to learn what happened and why
What are the five major functional areas the ICS organization is structured to facilitate
Command, operations, planning, logistics, and Finance in administration
What does the command staff consist of?
Liaison officer, public information officer, and safety officer
What’s included in the operation section
In most jurisdictions their responsibility for the protection of citizens rests with who
The chief elected official. They have authority to make decisions, commit resources, obligate phones, command the resources to protect the population, etc.
In private industry the responsibility for the protection of the citizens arrest with who
The chief executive officer
The incident commander scope of authority is derived from
Existing laws agency policies and procedures or through a delegation of authority from the agency administrator or elected official
The process of granting authority to carry out specific functions is called
The delegation of authority
What is the delegation of authority?
Grandes authority to carry out functions is issued by the chief elected official, chief executive officer, or agency administrator in writing or verbally, allows the incident commander to assume command, does not relieve the granting authority of the ultimate responsibility for the incident
When is the delegation of authority not needed?
When the incident commander is acting with in their existing authority
What is the delegation of authority needed
If the incident is outside the incident commander’s jurisdiction, when the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities, if required by law or procedures.
When issued a delegation of authority should include
Legal authorities in restrictions, financial authorities and restrictions, reporting requirements, demographic issues, political implications, agency or jurisdictional priorities, plan for public information management, process for communications, plan for ongoing incident evaluation. It should also specify which incident conditions will be achieved prior to a transfer of command to release
The final responsibility for the resolution of incidents remains with who
The chief elected official, chief executive officer, or agency administrator
The incident commander establishes incident objectives then what does he determine?
Strategies, resources, and ICS structure
What is ICS managed by?
Objectives. Objectives are communicated throughout the entire ICS organization through the incident planning process
Management by objective includes
Establishing overarching objectives, developing an issuing assignments, plans procedures and protocols, establishing specific measurable objectives for various incident management functional activities, directing efforts to attain them, and supportive define strategic objectives, documenting results to measure performance and facilitate corrective action
What are the six steps for establishing and implementing incident objectives
Step one understand agency policy and direction
step 2 assess incident situation
Step 3 establish incident objectives
Step 4 select appropriate strategy or strategies to achieve objectives
Step five perform tactical direction
Step six provide necessary follow up
What do you call the initial response done by the first responder to arrive?
Conduct a size up. Assume command and sizeup the situation by determining
Nature in magnitude of the incident, hazards and safety concerns, Housers facing response personnel and the public, evacuation and warnings, injuries in casualties, need to secure and isolate the area, initial priorities and immediate resource requirements, location of incident command post in staging area, entrance and exit routes for responders
Throughout the incident objectives are established based on the following priorities
First priority is life safety, second priority is incident stabilization, third priority is property preservation
Affective incident objectives must be
Specific and state wants to be accomplished, measurable and include a standard and timeframe, attainable and reasonable, in accordance with the incident commanders authorities, evaluated to determine effectiveness of strategies and tactics
What to incident objectives state?
What will be accomplished
What do strategies do?
Established the general plan your direction for accomplishing the incident objectives
What are tactics
Tactics specify how the strategies will be executed
Who is responsible for determining appropriate tactics for an incident
The operations section
Who is responsible for establishing goals and selecting strategies?
The incident commander
What are the elements of an incident action plan?
What must be done, who is responsible, how information will be communicated, what should be done if someone is injured
What is the operational period?
It is the period of time scheduled for execution of a given set of tactical actions as specified in the IAP
Who must have a working knowledge of jurisdictional and agency preparedness plans and agreements?
The incident commander, command and general staff’s
The most common prepared his plans are
Federal state or local emergency operation plans, EOPs
Standard operating guidelines, SOGs
Standard operating procedure’s, SOPs
Jurisdictional or agency policies
Emergency operations plans are developed at what levels?
Federal, state, and local levels to provide uniform response to all hazards that are community may face
What is mutual aid?
It is the voluntary provision of resources but agencies or organizations to assist each other when existing resources are in adequate
What is the EM a C?
Emergency management assistant compact
Mutual aid and assistance agreements are used at what levels?
What can plans include?
Hazards and risks in the area, resources in the area, formal agreements in plans, contact information for agency administrators in response personnel, other pertinent information
The incident commander has
Overall incident management responsibility delegated by the appropriate jurisdictional authority, develops the incident objectives to guide the incident planning process, approve the incident action plan and all requests pertaining to the ordering and releasing of incident resources
The incident commander performs all major ICS command and general staff responsibilities unless these functions are activated
Command staff: Public information officer, safety and officer, liaison officer
General stuff: operations section, planning section, logistics section, Finance and administration
What levels can deputies the assigned?’s
Incident command, section or branch levels
What is the command staff?
Public information officer, safety officer, liaison officer
What are the three primary reasons to designate a deputy incident commander?
To perform tasks requested by the incident commander, perform the incident command function in a relief capacity, to represent and assisting agency that may share jurisdiction
When is the command staff activated
In response to the needs of the incident. Public information officer, safety officer and liaison officer
When would and assistant be needed?
In a large or a complex incident. Command staff members may need one or more assistance to help them manage their work. Assistance may be assigned to unit leaders as well
What is in assisting agency and went to the assigned?
A resource, and agency or organization providing personal, services, or other resources to the agency with direct responsibility for incident management
What is the cooperating agent agency?
And agency supplying assistance other than direct operational or support functions or resources to the incident management effort.
What’s the difference between and assisting agency and a cooperating agency?
And assisting agency has direct responsibility for incident response whereas a cooperating agency is simply offering assistance
What is an agency representative?
An individual assigned to an incident from assisting or cooperating agency. With delegated authority to make decisions on matters affecting that agencies participation in the incident
What is the operations section?
Directs and coordinates all incident tactical operations.
Is typically one of the first organizations to be assigned
Expands from the bottom up
Has the most incident resources
May have staging areas and special organizations
Who is responsible to the incident commander for the direct management of all incident related operational activities?
The operations section chief
Who establishes tactical objectives for each operational?
The operations section chief
Who has direct involvement in the preparation of the incident action plan
The operations section chief
What type of resources are not located at the staging area?
Out of service resources
After a staging area has been designated in named who will be assigned?
A staging area manager will be assigned and will report to the operation section chief or the incident commander if the operation section chief has not been designated
Why are divisions established?
To divide an incident into physical or geographical areas of operation
Why are groups established?
To divide the incident into functional areas of operation
Why are branches established?
When the number of divisions or groups exceeds the recommended Spanish control of one supervisor to 3 to 7 subordinates for the operation section chief
How are branches identified?
By Roman numerals, functional names, and are managed by a branch director
Are branches functional or geographic?
How many functional groups can an air operations branch director establish?
Two functional groups, the air tactical group and the air support group
What does the air tactical Group do?
The air tactical group coordinates all airborne activity
What does the air support group do?
Provides all incident ground base support to aviation resources
What does the planning section responsibility include
Maintaining resource status, maintaining and displaying situation status, preparing the incident action plan or IAP, developing alternative strategies, providing documentation services, preparing the demobilization plan, providing a primary location for technical specialist assigned to an incident
What is the most important function of the planning section?
To look beyond the current and next operational period and anticipate potential problems or events
Who are the key personnel in the planning section?
The planning section chief and the planning section chief may have a deputy
Who are technical specialists
advisers with special skills required at the incident, they report to the planning section and work with in that section or are reassigned to another part of the organization, they can be in any discipline required
What are the major responsibility of a planning unit?
Resource unit, situation unit, demobilization unit, documentation unit
What is the resource unit responsible for?
I’ll check in activity and for maintaining the status on all personnel and equipment resources assigned to the incident
What is the situation unit responsible for?
Collect some processes information on the current situation, prepare situation displays and situation summaries, and develops maps and projections
What is the demobilization unit responsible for?
On large complex incidence assistance in ensuring that an orderly, safe, and cost-effective movement of personnel is made when they are no longer required at the incident
What is the documentation unit responsible for?
Prepares the incident action plan maintains all incident related documentation and provides duplication services
What is the logistics section responsible for?
All support requirements including communications, medical support to incident personnel, food for incident personnel, supplies, Facilities, and ground support they are geared to supporting person know and resources directly assigned to the incident
What section of the logistics section is not geared towards supporting personnel?
The supply unit
What units make up the service branch of a logistics section?
Communications unit, medical unit, food unit
What is the medical unit of the logistics section Service branch responsible for?
The development of the medical plan, obtaining medical aid and transportation for injured and Ill incident personnel and preparation of reports and records
What type of communications is the communications unit logistical section service branch responsible for?
Developing plans for use of incident communication equipment and facilities, installing and testing of communications equipment, supervision of incident communication center, distribution of communications equipment to incident personnel, and maintenance and repair of communication equipment
What is the food unit of the logistics section service branch responsible for
supplying the food needs for the entire incident including all remote locations as well as for personnel unable to leave tactical field assignments
What units would be included in the support branch of the logistics section?
The supply unit, the Facilities unit, and the ground support unit
What is the supply unit of the support branch within the logistics section responsible for?
Ordering personnel, equipment and supplies, receiving and storing supplies for the incident, maintaining inventory and servicing nonexpendable supplies and equipment
What is the Facilities unit of the logistics section support branch responsible for?
The layout an activation of incident facilities such as base, camp, and incident command post. The Facilities unit leader provide sleeping and sanitation Facilities for incident personnel and manages base camp operations. Each facility base and camp is the signed a manager for reports to the Facilities unit leader and is responsible for managing the operation of the facility. The basic functions or activities of the base and can’t managers are to provide security service in general maintenance
What is the ground support unit of the logistics section support branch responsible for?
Supporting out of service resources transporting personal supplies food and equipment feeling service maintenance and repair vehicles another ground support equipment and implementing the traffic plan for the incident
What are the four units of the finance and administration section
Time unit, procurement unit, compensation and claims unit, and cost unit
Who is responsible for tracking the status of resources?
The planning section resources unit
What section is responsible for ensuring that responders can communicate with one another?
What important tool should you have at the incident
ICS forms, position description and responsibilities document, emergency operations plan, agency policies and procedures manual, and maps
What questions should you ask yourself when receiving ICS forms?
What function does the form for form or what purpose. Who is responsible for preparing the form? And who needs to receive this information? Purpose preparation and distribution
What is the ICS 201 form?
Incident briefing form
The ICS firm 201 is an eight part form that provides the incident commander and unified command was status information that can be used for what?
Briefing an incoming resource, and incoming incident commander, a team, and immediate supervisor
What’s included in an ICS form 201?
Incident situation map for significant events, incident objectives, summary of current actions, status of resources assigned are ordered for the incident or event
What else can A ICS 201 form serve as?
The initial incident action plan or IAP. Until a plan and section has been established and generates an IAP
Delivered to resources assigned to non-operational and support tasks at the incident command post or base
What are field level briefings?
Delivered to individual resources or crews were assigned to operational tasks or work at or near the incident site
What are section level briefings?
Delivered to an entire section and include the operational. Briefing
What is the briefing topics checklist?
Current situation and objectives, safety issues in emergency procedures, work tasks, Facilities and Work areas, communication protocols, supervisory performance expectations, process for acquiring resources supplies and equipment, work schedules, questions or concerns
What is the operational. Briefing?
Conducted at the beginning of each operational period, presents the incident action plan for the upcoming. To supervisory personnel within the operation section, should be concise
Who facilitates the operational. Briefing?
Planning section chief
What is the typical agenda of an operational. Briefing?
The planning section chief reviews the agenda and facilitates the briefing, the incident commander presents incident objectives or confirms existing ones, the current operation section chief provides current assessment and accomplishments, the oncoming operation section chief covers the work assignments and stuff you have divisions in groups for the upcoming operational.
Technical specialist present updates on conditions affecting the response, safety officer reviews tasks related to safety, the special operations chief priests on areas such as air operations if activated
Specific section chiefs or unit leaders present information related to ensuring safe and efficient operations, the incident commander reiterates his or hers operational concerns and directs resources to deploy, the planning section chief announces their next planning meeting and operational. Briefing and then Ann’s the meeting
What is the transfer of command?
What should a transfer of command briefing include?
Situation status, it’s hidden objectives and priorities, current organization, resource assignments, resources ordered and in route, it’s it in Facilities, incident communication plan, incident prognosis, concerns and other issues, introduction of command and general staff members
What is organizational flexibility?
It is important to strike the right balance when determining resource needs. Having to few can lead to loss of life and property all having too many can result in on qualified personnel deployed without proper supervision. The complexity analysis can help and sure the right resource balance