Flashcards in ICS CH 1, CH 2 ADD 4 and 6 Deck (20):
What is the span of control that an individual with mgmt responsibility should have ?
3 to 7 with 5 being ideal
ICS T or F. Under Unified Command, each dept/agency will maintain control over its own personnel?
ICS What does a "sector" define?
It defines activities and operations within an assigned geographical area.
ICS What does a "group"define?
It consists of resources formed to address a specific functional task.
ICS What does the Lobby Control Unit fall under?
The Logistics section
ICS Who does the LCU Leader report into at an incident?
Logistics Section Chief or if no Logistics section Chief, the IC
ICS What are the purposes of the LCU?
1. Assume control of elevators
2. Ensurer elevators recalled to lobby and searched
3. Account for all personnel exiting and entering elevs
4. Provide resources to transport personnel to upper floors
5. LCU should take on duties of Systems Control Unit when directed by IC ***** ( This one we have to know!)
ICSNote - LCU is assigned on transmission of 10 - 76. The LCU Leader is a company officer.
ICS What are specific duties of LCU while responding?
Ascertain identity of units that are responding to scene from MDT printout
ICS What 4 locations should LCU verify when reporting in?
Forward Staging Area
Forward Triage Area
ACRO - FFFS
ICS Where shall the LCUL be stationed ?
ICS What are operational duties of LCU?
Ensure elev recalled and searched, report to IC
Determine correct bank and ensure staffed as needed
Relieve OV from first alarm units
Ensure comm and ensure elev operators know where exit stairs are in relation to cars
*** If possible maintain one elev at Forward Staging Area and one at lobby
ICS What equip should LCU have in every elevator?
Set of Irons
Elev Control sheet
ICS Who does the Systems Control Unit fall under?
The Logistics Section. If no Logistics Section Chief at incident, report into IC
ICS What is the purpose of the SCU?
Monitor and control:
Fire Suppression Systems
Other Bldg systems
Maintain contact with:
Essential bldg personnel
ACRO : HOES
Other Bldg Systems
Essential Bldg Personnel
Suppression Systems (Fire)
ICS Note - The LCU shall also take on duties of SCU until relieved by another designated unit. Company Officer will be designated Systems Control Unit Leader
ICS What are the SCU specific duties while responding?
Review any CIDS info. ( Cross Ref this with what LCU does while responding which is to ascertain identity of units via MDT)
SCU = CIDS
LCU = MDT
ICS Who should the SCU make contact with?
Fire Safety Director, Bldg Engineer, Util Company Rep, Elev Service Personnel, and others as appropriate.
ICS Note - Operation of Bldg Systems MUST be done with assistance of bldg personnel
Note ( What about fire pumps?)