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What system has COB adopted as its incident management system

NIMS - National Incident Management System

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Name the 3 NIMS key constructs

Incident Command System;
Multi-Agency Coordination Systems;
Public Information Systems

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BASE-

A remote location under the command of the IC or designated member, where resources are gathered but not available for immediate assignment.

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What are the functions of the ICS organization

Command;
Operations;
Planning;
Logistics;
Finance/Administration

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BRANCH -

Branch Director is the title. Organizational level having functional/geographic responsibility for major segments of operations. Lies between Operations and Division/Group.

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DIVISION-

Division Supervisor is titled. Divides an incident into geographical areas of operation.

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GROUP-

Group Supervisor is titled. Provides an organizational level with responsibility for a specified Function.

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CREW/TEAM -

Crew/Team Leader is titled. Performs a task under a division or group supervisor.

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SECTION -

General Staff of Organizational structure. Only title with name of Chief

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STAGING-

Area where resources are gathered for rapid deployment.

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Span of Control

Ratio of resources to supervisors. Ranging from 3 -7 with the optimum of 5 assigned to a supervisor.

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STRIKE TEAM

A resource made up of 5 like type units.

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TASK FORCE

A combination of dissimilar units designated for a specific assignment.

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What is the basic configuration of command

Strategic Level: Overall direction of the incident (Action Plan)
Tactical Level: Assigns operational objectives (Branch Directors, Division/Group Sups)
Task Level: Specific tasks assigned to companies (Where the work is done)

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Incident Priorities

Life Safety;
Incident Stabilization;
Property Conservation

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Ways to transfer command

Face to face (preferred) or over radio. At all times once transfer has been made, announce over radio such.

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Initial size up can be broken down into 4 areas

-What do you have;
-What are you doing;
-What are your needs;
-Are you going to establish or pass command

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What is included on an ICS short report

-Number of Stories;
-Construction Type;
-Type of Bldg (residential/apt/commercial/office);
-Involvement (nothing showing/light smoke/heavy smoke and location of what is showing);
-Plan of Attack (offensive with size of line/defensive with size of line);
-Additional Resources;
-Command (initiate or pass)

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King County Strike Team consists of

5 like units and a chief officer

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King County Task Force consists of

-3 Eng Companies;
-1 Ladder;
-1 Aid Unit;
-1 Rescue Unit;
-1 Chief Officer

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Base Defined

A logistical function where primary support functions are performed where resources are held in reserve.

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Staging defined

Well organized resource marshalling area where units report and are ready to respond. Staging Area Manager reports to Operations or to IC.

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Staging Area consists of 4 distinct parts

-Available personnel and equipment;
-Air Supply;
-Rehab;
-Decon

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Where does the IAP fall under the areas of the ICS

Under the Planning Section

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In an ICS structure, what is the Operations Section Responsible for

-Direct management of all incident tactical activities;
-Tactical priorities;
-Safety and welfare of the personnel working under the Ops Section

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The communications model is how many steps

A 6 step model
1. Sender formulates an idea;
2. Sender sends the message;
3. Receiver receives the message;
4. Receiver interprets the message;
5. Receiver confirms the message has been received and understood by providing feedback;
6. Sender confirms the message has been understood correctly

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Common terms May Day

distress call used three times for imminent threat to a firefighter

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Common Terms - Abandon/Withdraw/Evacuate

Abandon - drop everything and get out of the area rapidly;
Withdraw - an orderly withdraw from the area with everything;
Evacuate - evacuate the area of civilians - not firefighters

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Common terms - Firefighter needs help

A call for police assistance to be used only when there is imminent life threat to a firefighter or citizen

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Common terms - Firefighter requests police backup for..

a call for police assistance when a situation is urgent but not life threatening

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UNIT Status
On Scene
Available
Out of service
Assigned
Non-emergency
Cancel
Roll Call

-Term used to indicate unit arriving at the scene;
-In service or able to take an assignment within 60 seconds;
-Unable to respond due to mechanical or other disability;
-Unit/company committed to an incident, performing an active assignment, not available for response;
-Incidents that do not require an emergency response;
-Respond using warning lights and siren;
-Acknowledge and go 'available' or to previous status;
-A poll of all teams/units at an emergency incident to account for all personnel

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ICS Organizational Titles:
Incident Commander

Incident Command = IC;
Command: Refers to the Incident Commander

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ICS Organizational Titles:
Officer

Command Staff = Officer;
Officer: Refers to a member of the Command Staff (Information Officer, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer)

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ICS Organizational Titles:
Section

Section = Section Chief;
Section Chiefs: Refers to a member of the general staff (Planning Section Chief, Operations Section Chief, Finance Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief)

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ICS Organizational Titles:
Unit

Unit = Unit Leader

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ICS Organizational Titles:
Branch

Branch = Branch Director;
Directors: refers to the position of Branch Director

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ICS Organizational Titles:
Divisions and Groups

Divisions/Groups = Supervisors;
Supervisors: refers to a position with supervision and management responsibility of either a group of resources or a unit

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ICS Organizational Titles:
Managers

Managers: refers to the positions under the Logistics Section (Base Manager, Equipment Manager). Also refers to the Staging Manager who reports directly to the Operations Section Chief

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What does the ICS allow

Allows agencies to communicate using common terms and operating procedures. Also it allows for the timely combining of resources during an emergency.