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1

What is a core set of doctrines, concepts, principles, terminology, and organizational processes?

NIMS

2

What should be only as large as the incident requires?

The command structure for an incident

3

What is the recommended span of control for emergency operations?

three to five individuals reporting to one supervisor

4

What is maintained by adding more levels of management as an officer's effectives is exceeded?

span of control

5

What are the three levels of command that have a set of responsibilities being assigned to each level?

- strategic level
- tactical level
- task level

6

Which level of command are the overall direction and goals are set?

strategic level

7

Which level of command are the objectives that define the actions that are necessary to achieve the strategic goals?

tactical-level

8

How are tactical assignments usually defined?

by a geographical area or functional responsibility

9

What is established to group tactical components?

branches

10

What assignments are the actions required to achieve the tactical objectives?

task-level

11

Who is the individual responsible for the management of all incident operations?

the incident commander

12

What three tactical priorities is the incident commander officer responsible for the completion of?

- Life safety
- Incident stabilization
- Property conservation

13

What are the three options that the first-arriving company officer have when arriving at the incident and assuming command?

- investigation
- fast attack
- command mode

14

What situations must occur does the fast-attack mode end?

- Situation is stabilized
- Situation is not stabilized and the company officer must withdraw to the exterior and establish a command post.
- Command is transferred to another officer

15

What mode should a fire officer take when arriving at events so large, complex, or dangerous that they require the immediate establishment by the first-arriving company officer?

command mode

16

Nine functions of Command:

- Determining strategy
- Selecting incident tactics
- Setting the action plan
- Developing the ICS organization
- Coordinating resource activities
- Providing for scene safety
- Releasing information about the incident
- Coordinating with outside agencies

17

What are functions that command must be completed immediately upon the first-arriving officer's size-up and initial actions?

- Determining strategy, selecting incident tactics, and setting an action plan.

18

What should only be done to improve the quality of the command organization?

the transfer of command

19

Who are the individuals that perform functions that are reported directly to the incident commander in larger and more complex incidents?

Command Staff
- Safety Officer
- Liaison Officer
- PIO

20

Who is responsible for ensuring that safety issues are managed effectively at the incident scene?

safety officer

21

Who is the incident commander's point of contact for representatives from outside agencies and is responsible for exchanging information with representatives from those agencies?

liaison officer

22

Who is responsible for gathering and releasing incident information to the news media and other appropriate agencies?

PIO

23

What can the IC appoint to manage effectively an incident that is too large or too complex for just themselves to manage effectively?

General Staff functions [FLOP]
- Finance
- Logistics
- Operations
- Planning

24

Who is responsible for the function if positions of the general staff are assigned and some positions are not assigned?

the IC

25

What are the persons in charge of the four major sections known as?

The ICS general staff

26

What is responsible for the management of all actions that are directly related to controlling the incident?

The operations section

27

What is used at complex incidents so that the incident commander can focus on the overall situation while the operations section chief deals with the strategy and tactics that are required to get the job done?

a separate operations section chief

28

What is responsible for the collection, evaluation, dissemination, and use of information relevant to the incident?

the planning section

29

What section of the general staff functions is also responsible for developing and updating the IAP?

planning section

30

Who are the only section chief that reports directly to the incident commander?

the planning section and logistics section chief

31

What is a basic component of the ICS that outlines the strategic objectives and states how emergency operations will be conducted; all incidents require it?

IAP

32

What section is responsible for providing supplies, services, facilities, and materials during the incident?

logistics section

33

What section is responsible for the administrative, accounting, and financial aspects of an incident, as well as any legal issues that may arise?

finance/administration section

34

What are the exterior sides of a building designated as for the purposes of firefighting operations?

Sides A, B, C, D.