Flashcards in IFSTA(5th)-Chapter 1 Deck (60):
Std. for Fire Fighter Prof. Qs
distinctive metal marker used by insurance companies for identifying their policyholder's buildings
first successful fire insurance company in North America that was founded by Ben Franklin
National incident management system. a part of the HSPD-5 directive in 2003. nationwide template for all interagency responses.
3 tactical incident priorities:
unity of command
u report to only one supervisor
span of control
one can effectively supervise 3-7 individuals or groups. 5 is optimum.
chain of command
order of rank and authority. also, sequence of info and command flow in the ICS.
incident command system.
division of labor
dividing large jobs into smaller jobs.
3 reasons for division of labor
to assign responsibility
to prevent duplication of effort
to make specific assignments
Std. for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator PQs
Std. for Fire Officer PQs
Std. on FD Occupational Safety and Health Program
Std. for FD Safety Officer
Std. for Public Safety Telecommunicator PQs
National Fire Alarm Code
Std. for Emergency Vehicle Technician PQs
Std. for Airport FF PQs
Std. for Hazmat/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents
Std. for Rescue Technician PQs
Std. for Wildland FF PQs
Std. for Fire Inspector/Plans Examiner PQs
Std. for Fire Investigator PQs
Std. for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator PQs
Fire Protection Engineer
checks building plans to ensure compliance with local fire and life safety codes.
Std. for Fire Service Instructor PQs
a guide to decision-making within an organization
written detailed plan of action to carry out policy for some specific, recurring situations
based on policy and compliance is mandatory
not based on policy and are more like suggestions or requests
standard operating procedures
standard operating guidelines
incident action plan
incident commander. in overall charge of an incident
homeland security presidential directive
fire ground command. an incident management system developed in phoenix that uses the term "sector" to designate either a functional or geographical assignment
denote functional assignments
denote geographical assignments
geographical or functional designation used in a FGC not recognized by NIMS
8 requirements of ICS
unified command structure
manageable span of control
consolidated action plans
pre designated incident facilities
comprehensive resource mgmt.
ICS command subdivisions
public information officer. interfaces with the public and the media
advises the IC on all operational safety. has the authority to stop operations.
point of contact for other agencies/organizations
responsible for mitigating the immediate hazard while meeting LIP priorities
collects, documents, evaluates, and disseminates info to the IC. tracks resources and develops the IAP. may consist of a resource unit, situation unit, and demobilization unit.
responsible for all support requirements including ordering off-site resources. has a support branch and a service branch
Logistics support branch
includes supplies, facilities, and ground support vehicle services
Logistics service branch
includes medical, communications, and food services
consists of a time unit, procurement unit, cost unit, and compensation/claims unit. normally established only on large-scale long-term incidents
responsible for analyzing and sharing intel info. such as national security or classified materials, risk assessments, medical and weather intel, hazmat levels, etc.
divides a command staff function. branches can then be divided into divisions or groups.
on scene operating mode for companies that is either offensive or defensive
set # of resources of the same type
combination of resources to meet a specific mission or ops need
4 types of fire depts
ICS command _____ via _____
to mitigate the incident. Is
_____ for all incident activities.
directs, orders, controls resources explicit authority