Flashcards in Ch. 6 Sectoring Deck (36):
Sectorization very closely related to three areas:
Span of control.
Chain of command.
Span of control: effective span of control for emergency operations is ________ with the optimum being ____. THIS IS NOT A HARD AND FAST RULE.
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
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)
_______ 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.
NFA advocates two TYPES of assignments:
Functional and geographic
_______ define the specific activity command or operations wants performed. These are the _______ of the fire service.
When command assigns functional sector, the crew is expected to handle that task ______________. Functional sectors are referred to _______.
For the ENTIRE structure.
________ assignments define an area in which crews work
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)
Combination assignments are ______________. Combination assignments make it possible to ______________.
Both geographic and functional.
_____ means breaking down the incident into manageable units.
Functional assignments are based on _________.
If groups cannot accomplish the task, __________ of that fact.
NFA advocates the use of two FUNCTIONAL assignments:
__________ provide a means for the incident commander (IC) to divide up the fire scene. ______ aid in eliminating confusion or duplication.
As a rule, geographical assignments are made in relation to _________.
The command post
Letter designations for ______ and _______.
Third type of assignment clarifies or defines responsibility of crew:
Geographical sectors referred to ________. This can be _____ or _____ the structure.
Inside or outside
All functional assignments are referred to as _________. _______ transcend interior and exterior areas.
If the span of control will be violated within a group, that functional sector is expanded and called a _________.
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
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*
_______ assignments can be a combination of functional and geographic assignments. This allows for _______ expectations.
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.
Once engine becomes a sector "attack", officer must now choose between ____________.
Tried and true evolutions
In life and death situations, _________ generally creates unsafe practices.
The three responsibilities of sector officer ___________ regardless of the assignment.
______ get paid to supervise, direct and encourage. ______ get paid to act.
Order of priority depends on: (2)
Availability of staffing
The Big Four assignments:
*NFA advocates two functional assignments*
________ should be one of the four consistent assignments made at every working structure
The prioritization of these assignments ________ to successful fireground operations.
Is the KEY
Along with differentiating between the different sides of a fire structure, _________ provides a method of differentiating between floors.