Flashcards in Chapter 1 FDNY Incident Command System Deck (8)
ICS breaks down the elements that are required to successfully manage an incident into five main functions. The functions are?
In general the span of control of any individual with management responsibility should range from ___ to ____with ____ being ideal.
In general the span of control of any individual with management responsibility should range from three to seven with five being ideal.
If the incident continues to escalate, the IC may delegate one or more functions to other persons. If any function is not delegated, it remains the responsibility of?
If any function is not delegated, it remains the responsibility of the Incident Commander(s).
All incidents require a plan to solve problems. For routine incidents the initial IC (the first arriving officer) will do this according to established SOP. The plan of action (SOP) established is based on what 2 things that are expected in the majority of our responses?
All incidents require a plan to solve problems. For routine incidents the initial IC (the first arriving officer) will do this according to established SOP. The plan of action (SOP) established is based on the known risks and hazards that are expected in the majority of our emergency response activities. Specific conditions requiring variations or adaptation of standard procedures are addressed by the first arriving officer and succeeding commanders.
In ICS, once resources are allocated to an incident, they are assigned to one of three status conditions. What are they?
A. Available - ready for immediate assignment.
B. Assigned - performing an active assignment.
C. Out of Service/R&R - not ready for assignment.
The IC has the option of implementing a COMMAND STAFF. The Command Staff includes the following functions?
A. The LIASON Officer is the point of contact for assisting and cooperating agency representatives.
B. The Public INFORMATION Officer (PIO) is responsible for gathering pertinent factual information concerning the incident. Upon approval
from the IC, the PIO will interface with the media and other agencies.
C. The SAFETY Officer is responsible for monitoring hazardous or unsafe conditions and initiating action to protect personnel from life-threatening situations.
What are the resourses used for a Strike Team?
Strike Team - Specific combinations of the same kind and type of resources with common communications, under the supervision of an Officer designated as a Strike Team Leader