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Sectorization very closely related to three areas:

Span of control.
Chain of command.
Tunnel vision

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Span of control: effective span of control for emergency operations is ________ with the optimum being ____. THIS IS NOT A HARD AND FAST RULE.

3-7.
5

3

Officer can effectively manage more than five subordinates when:

Responsibilities or roles are NOT of a life-threatening nature OR vital to the outcome of the incident

4

One of the objectives of the incident management system (IMS) is to give a specific assignment to everyone who is needed to handle an assignment. Once that assignment has been received, the division or group supervisors job is to _________ or focus on tat specific task.

Tunnel in (tunnel vision)

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_______ defines, in large part, the chain of command of the incident. Lines of authority and responsibility for staff and division or group officers are defined.

Sectorization

6

NFA advocates two TYPES of assignments:

Functional and geographic

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_______ define the specific activity command or operations wants performed. These are the _______ of the fire service.

Functional assignments.
Verbs

8

When command assigns functional sector, the crew is expected to handle that task ______________. Functional sectors are referred to _______.

For the ENTIRE structure.
Groups

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________ assignments define an area in which crews work

Geographical

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When command assigns a __________ sector, the crew must be able to handle EVERYTHING that needs to be done in that area (with exception of any functional sector command assignments)

Geographical

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Combination assignments are ______________. Combination assignments make it possible to ______________.

Both geographic and functional.
"Fine-tune" expectations

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_____ means breaking down the incident into manageable units.

Sectorization

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Functional assignments are based on _________.

Task

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If groups cannot accomplish the task, __________ of that fact.

Inform command

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NFA advocates the use of two FUNCTIONAL assignments:

Search.
Ventilation

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__________ provide a means for the incident commander (IC) to divide up the fire scene. ______ aid in eliminating confusion or duplication.

Geographical assignments

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As a rule, geographical assignments are made in relation to _________.

The command post

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Letter designations for ______ and _______.

Sides.
Exposures

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Third type of assignment clarifies or defines responsibility of crew:

Combination

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Geographical sectors referred to ________. This can be _____ or _____ the structure.

Divisions.
Inside or outside

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All functional assignments are referred to as _________. _______ transcend interior and exterior areas.

Groups.
Groups

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If the span of control will be violated within a group, that functional sector is expanded and called a _________.

Branch

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According to NFA, a crew assigned to a division should handle everything that is needed in the division with the exception of __________________.

Any functional sector assigned

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As a rule, the original designation of GEOGRAPHICAL assignments __________ during the incident.

Should NOT be changed.
*making alpha-side the bravo-side because it makes more sense*

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_______ assignments can be a combination of functional and geographic assignments. This allows for _______ expectations.

Sector.
Fine-tuning

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Responsibilities of sector officer are: (3)

Safety of crew - primary responsibility is ensure officer and crew can safely operate. sector officer CAN'T be hands-on.

Accomplishing the task - next concern ensure task is accomplished. Work or run out of air.

Keeping command informed - last responsibility to keep command informed. Unnecessary for chief to go inside. Inside look from sector officers.

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Once engine becomes a sector "attack", officer must now choose between ____________.

Tried and true evolutions

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In life and death situations, _________ generally creates unsafe practices.

Multitasking

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The three responsibilities of sector officer ___________ regardless of the assignment.

Remain constant

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______ get paid to supervise, direct and encourage. ______ get paid to act.

Company officers.
Firefighters

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Big Four.
Order of priority depends on: (2)

Conditions found
Availability of staffing

32

The Big Four assignments:

Attack.
*Search.
*Ventilation.
Backup.
*NFA advocates two functional assignments*

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Big Four
________ should be one of the four consistent assignments made at every working structure

Backup

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Big four
The prioritization of these assignments ________ to successful fireground operations.

Is the KEY

35

Along with differentiating between the different sides of a fire structure, _________ provides a method of differentiating between floors.

Sectorization

35

Running a good fire depends on ________ developed to accomplish several tasks with the assumption that each crew assigned is doing what they were told to do.

A grand plan