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Command Procedures:

What are the tactical priorities (in order) of an incident?

1. RESCUE - Remove endangered occupants/persons and treat the injured.
2. HAZARD CONTROL - Stabilize the incident, neutralize all hazards and provide for life safety.
3. LOSS LIMITING - Conserve property and limit further impact.
4. VICTIM/OCCUPANT STABILITIZATION - Provide for the safety, accountability, and welfare of non-responders affected by the incident.
5. SAFETY - Provide for the safety, accountability, and welfare of all responders at the incident.


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Incident Command terminology is required anytime a category ____ assignment is held to work at an incident.



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The Size-Up shall include?

A. Unit designation of the resource arriving on the scene.
B. The address or location of the incident.
C. A brief description of the incident situation, (i.e. building size, occupancy, Hazmat release,multi-vehicle accident, etc.)
D. Obvious conditions (working fire, Hazmat spill, multiple patients, etc.).
E. Brief description of action taken or to be taken.
F. Any obvious safety concerns.
G. Any additional resource requests and a staging location.
H. Declare offensive or defensive strategy, if appropriate.


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There are 4 different Incident Command options/modes that define the company officer's role in tactical activities and the modes of Incident Command that may be utilized, what are these 4 options/modes?

1. Investigation mode "nothing showing"
2. Offensive mode
3. Defensive mode
4. Command mode (stationary incident command post)


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During investigation mode, the investigation is made by the initial arriving company while other resources remain _____



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Which incident command option/mode has the company officer stay on the rig and assign an acting company officer to take his place?

Command mode (stationary incident command post)


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If a company officer assumes the Incident Command mode, what 3 options are available regarding the assignment of their remaining crew members?

1. Assign an acting captain to lead remaining members
2. Assign crew members to work under the supervision of another company officer
3. Assign the crew members to perform staff functions to assist Incident Command


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Assumption of Incident Command is discretionary for all ranks above ______

Battalion chief


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True or False? Incident command can be passed/transferred to an officer who is not yet on scene.


"Passing Incident Command" to a resource that is not on the scene may create a gap in critical command processes (i.e., situational awareness, resource status) and could compromise overall incident management.


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What two ways can the officer assuming Incident Command communicate with the person being relieved? Which is preferred?

1. Face to face (preferred)
2. By radio


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The person being relieved will brief the officer assuming Incident Command indicating at least what three general things?

1. Conditions - General situation status
2. Actions- Deployment and assignments of operating companies and personnel
3. Needs - Appraisals of need for additional resources


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Transfer of Incident Command is complete when what criteria is met?

1. The officer assuming Incident Command communicates with the person being relieved by radio or face-to-face
2. The person being relieved briefs the officer assuming Incident Command indicating Conditions, Actions, Needs.


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The basic configuration of Incident Command addresses what three operational levels?

1. Strategic Level - Overall direction of the incident.
2. Tactical Level - Objectives assigned to Divisions, Groups, etc.
3. Task Level - Work assigned to individual companies/members.


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A company officer that is assigned to manage a Divison or Group beyond one or two companies should do one of two things regarding his own company, what are these options?

1. Designate an acting Captain for his own company
2. Assign the members to another Officer

(Can also consider using one of his members as his "staff assistant")


Bk 30: IC span of control

•In fast moving complex operations, a span of control of no more than ____ Division/Groups is preferred.
•In incidents with slow moving, less complex operations, the Incident Commander may effectively manage ____ or more Division/Groups.

• 5



Bk 30: Span of control

FIRESCOPE, NWCG, and MIMS provide for a span of control from ___ to ___ with how many being optimal?

3 to 7

5 optimal


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Where the number of Divisions/Groups exceed the span of control that the Incident Commander can effectively manage, the incident organization should be divided into ____



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Most routine communications within a Division/Group should be conducted _____ (face-to-face or on the radio?) between company officers and their Division/Group Supervisor?

Face to face


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Division "A” or “Alpha" will be the address side of the building and the other Divisions follow in a _____ (clockwise or counter-clockwise?) rotation around the building in alphabetical order.



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Division/Group Supervisors can be members of what rank?

The IC can designate ANY department member as division/group supervisor. (Will normally be chief officer and captains)


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•In a single story building, upon completion of rehab, the IC may permit companies to report back to their Division/Group Supervisor.
•In multi-story buildings, upon completion of rehab, companies shall normally report back to ____ for reassignment



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Normally, the Fire Department's involvement and needs at an incident can be managed implementing four of the five ICS sections. What are the 4 sections?

1. Incident command
2. Operations section
3. Planning section
4. Logistics section

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