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Which 2 programs provide the foundation for NIMS?

Southern California FIRESCOPE and the Phoenix Arizona Fire Ground Commander program. (287)


What caused the creation of FIRESCOPE?

The massive California wildfires. (287)


Which programs focused on small, medium, and large scale incidents?

Fire Ground commander focused on small and medium scale urban emergencies, FIRESCOPE handled major, large-scale incidents. (287)


Most FD tactical and task activities fall under the ___ section within the ICS?

Operations. (289)


What are the 3 levels of command in the ICS?

Strategic level, tactical level, task level. (290)


In ICS the overall direction and goals are set at the ___ level?

Strategic. (290)


In ICS the _____ level defines the actions that are necessary to achieve the strategic goals?

Tactical. (290)


In ICS the ___ level assignments are the actions required to achieve the tactical objectives?

Task. (290)


The IC always functions at which level?

Strategic level. (290)


At large incidents what is added in the tactical level to maintain span of control by grouping tactical components?

Branches. (290)


The first arriving fire officer is required to focus on the ____ level as he arrives at the incident?

Strategic. (290)


Who is always required to assume command of an incident?

The 1st fire officer or FD member to arrive at the scene. (290)


At what level event must command be established and ICS be used?

At every event. (290)


What 3 options does the first arriving officer have when arriving at an incident and assuming command?

Investigation, fast attack, or command mode. (291)


When does the fast attack mode of command end? (3)

The situation is stabilized, the situation is not stabilizing and the company officer must withdraw and establish a command post, command is transferred to another officer. (291)


What 3 command functions must be completed as part of the 1st arriving officers size-up and initial actions?

Determining strategy, selecting incident tactics, and setting an action plan. (292)


What is the only reason command should be transferred?

To improve the quality of the command organization. (293)


According to the 1994 NIOSH report, what 4 factors are essential to protecting FFs from injury and death?

Following established policies and procedures, implementing a respirator maintenance program, establishing accountability at the fire scene, and using PASS devices at the fire scene. (293)


What are the positions of the command staff?

Safety officer, liaison officer, public information officer. (294)


Who does the command staff use for help at their level?

Aides, assistants and advisors. (294)


Who is the ICs point of contact for outside agencies?

Liaison officer. (295)


Where should the liaison area be located?

Adjacent to but not inside the command post. (295)


Where should the media briefing area be established?

Separate from the command post. (295)


What are the 4 general staff functions?

Operations, planning, logistics, finance/admin. (295)


What are the general staff functions called, and what are the people in charge called?

Sections, chiefs. (295)


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

Operations section. (295)


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

Planning section. (295)


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

Logistics section. (296)


Who is responsible for the administrative, accounting, and financial aspects of the incident, as well as any legal issues?

Finance/admin section. (296)


Who is responsible for developing and updating the IAP?

Planning section. (295)


What outlines the strategic objectives and states how emergency operations will be conducted?

The Incident Action Plan. (295)


What are tactical level management elements that are used to assemble companies and resources for a common purpose?

Divisions, groups, and unit. (297)


Who is in charge of divisions, groups, and units?

Supervisors. (297)


In ICS, what represents a geographical location, such as a floor or a side of a building?

A division. (297)


In ICS, what represents functional operations, such as ventilation?

A group. (297)


In ICS, what is a generic term that can be applied to either a geographical or functional component?

A unit. (297)


Who do divisions, groups, and unit officers report to?

Branch director. (296)


Who do section chiefs report to?

The Incident Commander. (296)


What is the smallest organizational element within the ICS?

Units. (297)


Who is in charge of a number of divisions, groups, or units?

A branch director. (298)


What do you call areas adjacent to buildings?

Exposures. (298)


What is the standard procedure of managing uncommitted resources at the scene of an incident?

Staging. (298)


In ___, only predesignated units respond directly to the scene, and later arriving units remain uncommitted and wait for instructions?

Level 1 staging. (299)


In ____, responding companies are directed to a designated stand-by location away from the immediate incident scene?

Level 2 staging. (299)


What is 2-5 single resources assembled to accomplish a specific task?

A task force. (299)


What is 5 units of the same type with an assigned officer?

A strike team. (299)


Who is in charge of strike teams and task forces?

Leaders. (299)


What is the last step in conducting an incident review?

Write a summary of the incident for department records. (303).


What are the 9 functions of command?

Determining strategy, selecting incident tactics, setting the action plan, developing ICS, managing resources, coordinating resource activities, provide scene safety, release info about the incident, coordinate outside agencies. (292)


The program mangers at FIRESCOPE developed a standardized method of? (4)

1) setting up an incident management structure 2) coordinating strategy and tactics 3) managing resources 4) disseminating information. (287)


When was FIRESCOPE adopted as a cornerstone of NIMS, and when did the NFA adopt it as the model system for emergency management?

In 1982, 1983. (287)


Which program focused on structure fires, MCIs, and Haz Mat events?

Fire grund commander. (287)


When did the federal government expand the 1992 federal response plan to engage state and local responded?

After the 2001 terrorist attacks. (288)


What is a comprehensive, national, all hazards approach to domestic incident response by describing specific authorities and best practices for managing incidents?

National Response Framework (NSF). (288)


To be eligible for Stafford Act funding, what is required?

Adoption and implementation of NIMS. (288)


How is the federal government compelling NIMS implementation by hospitals, industries, and law enforcement?

By tying disaster reimbursement with compliance. (288)


The NIMS has 5 components?

1) preparedness 2) communications and information management 3) resource management 4) command and management 5) ongoing management and maintenance. (288)


Students attending courses at the NFA are required to have completed ____ before arriving on campus?

ICS 100 and 200. (288)


The command structure for an incident should be how large?

Only as large as the incident requires. (289)


For emergency operations, a recommended span of control is ?

Is 3-5 individuals reporting to 1 supervisor. (290)


How is the span of control maintained?

By adding levels of management as an officers span of control is exceeded. (290)


At small scale incidents, or in the early stages of larger incidents, what happens to the 3 levels of command?

One company officer covers all 3 levels simultaneously. (290)


What are established to group tactical components?

Branches. (290)


The IC is responsible for the completion of 3 strategic priorities?

Life safety, incident stabilization, property conservation. (290)


Activating the command process includes? (2)

Providing an initial radio report and announcing that command has been established. (290)


When igniting command mode, the role of the initial incident commander is to ?

Direct incoming units to take effective actions. (292)


If the initial FO is the incident commander, the rest of the company members should do 1 of the following 3?

1) Initiate fire attack with 1 of the members assigned as the acting company officer 2)work under another company officer 3) stay with the IC to perform staff functions and assist command. (292)


Once initial functions are underway, the IC will work on the next 4 functions which are?

1) develop the ICS organization 2) managing resources 3) coordinating resource activities 4) provide for scene safety. (292)


What are the 4 steps to a structured transfer of command?

1) the officer assuming command communicates with the initial IC 2) the initial IC briefs the new IC 3) command is transferred once the new IC has been briefed 4) the transfer is communicated to dispatch and all units at the scene. (293)


What work areas are classified as an IDLH?

Confined space, toxic environments, or oxygen deficient atmospheres. (293)


OSHA rules in 1996 that ____ were operating in an IDLH atmosphere?

FF working within a structure fire. (293)


Who is the eyes and ears of the IC?

The safety officer. (294)


If a position of the general staff is not assigned, who is responsible for managing that function?

The IC. (295)


Where should the 4 general staff chiefs conduct their operations from?

Either the main command post or a different location. (295)


Which section of the organization produces the most visible results?

The Operations section. (295)


Who focuses on the strategy and tactics that are required to get the job done?

The operations section chief. (295)


What does the incident commander activate when information needs to be obtained, managed and analyzed?

The planning section. (295)


Who keeps track of resources at large scale incidents and provides the IC with regular situation and resource states reports?

The planning section. (295)


What is the largest respond of local, regional, and state agencies in the southwest to a single incident, and the largest mobilization of federal USAR task forces with 11/28 teams?

The Oklahoma City Bombing of the Murrah Federal Bombing. (296)


What did the federal after action report identify the value of from the bombing?

Establishing a written IAP for every 12 hour work period. (296)


What section would include subunits such as facilities unit, ground support unit, communications unit, food unit, medical unit?

Logistics section. (296)


A finance/admin section is usually established when? (3)

During a natural disaster, 2) when state or federal expense reimbursements are expected, or during a haz mat incident in which reimbursement may come. (297)


In regards to divisions, groups, and units, which are most often used during routine FD emergency operations?

Divisions. (297)


What is a supervisory level established in either the operations or logistics function to provide a span of control?

A branch. (298)


When does the IC call for additional resources or greater alarms?

When more resources are needed at an incident. (298)


The normal role of a company level officer is to ?

Supervise a group of FF who are operating as a company at the task level. (299)


The primary purpose of a review process should always be?

To serve as an educational and training tool. (300)


Preparing for a PIA should begin with?

Information about the situation leading up to the incident and what occurred before arrival. A review of the building could be useful. (300)


When conducting a critique, an effective visual method is to ?

Draw a plot layout of the area on a dry erase board an have each officer locate where they positioned their apparatus and what actions they took. (302)


The best way to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures is to?

Determine whether following them actually produced the anticipated result. (302)


Positions that are established to assume responsibility for key activities in the IMS that are not a part of the line organization?

Command staff. (294)


A supervisory level established to divide the incident into functional areas of operation?

Group (297)


A form that allows the incident commander to ensure all tactical issues are addressed and to diagram an incident with the location of resources on the diagram?

Tactical worksheet. (292)


What kind of authority do safety officers have to suspend unsafe operations?

They have the authority to stop or suspend operations when unsafe situations occur. (295)