Flashcards in NIMS Deck (75)
The most important word in the title of the National Incident Management System is _________.
____ _____ is established with fire suppression, EMS, and law enforcement branches that manage both the stategic and tactical objectives of the incident.
_______ are oral or written plans containing general objectives reflecting the overall strategy for managing an incident.
Incident Action Plans (IAP)
Drafted by the __________, the IAP provides a coherent means of communicating the overall incident objectives n the contexts of both operational and support activities.
Planning Section Chief
_____ are used to describe functional areas of an operation.
____ are any combination of resources assembled to accomplish a specific mission.
A _____ conssts of a set number of resources of the same kind and type that operate under a designated leader with common communications among them.
The third phase of the planning process involves determining the tactical direction and the specific resources, reserves, and support requirements for implementing the selected strategy for one operational period.
Develop the plan
Logistics functions are either ___ or ____ in nature.
push or pull
The Time Unit works with the _________.
Historically, the Intellegence/Investigations Function has been assigned to the ________ within the ICS.
A multiagency committee, or Multiagency Coordination (MAC) Group (also known as _________), is typically formed by agency administrators/executives or their designes who are authorized to represent or commit agency resources and funds.
emergency management committies
Area Commands are most often located at an EOC or, less frequently at a ___.
DOC, Department Operations Centers
An unfortunate belief is that response and management is accomplished simply because of a written plan. This phenomenon is well researched and documented and is called the _________.
paper plan syndrome
Each agency or jurisdiction develops an _______ that defines the scope of preparedness and incident management activities necessary for that organization.
Emergency Operations Plan, (EOP)
______ information is defined as information pertaining to the geographic location and characteristics of natural of constructed features and boundaries
To ensure effective R&D, the ___ ____ ___, in coordination with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Undersecretary for Science and Tech, will integrate into the national R&D agenda the incident management science and technology needs of departments, government agencies, functionsl disiplines, private-sector entities, and nongovernmental organizations operating within NIMS.
National Intergration Center
_____ means that the framework is contracted or expanded according to the scope (or size) of the incident.
SWOT stands for.....
The ____ ____ ____ model developed by the International Society for Performance Improvement is an exellent template for evaluating NIMS effectiveness and determining interventions to close performance gaps.
Human Performance Technology, (HPT)
POTEE stands for.....
The ____ provides strategic direction, oversight, and coordination of nims and supports both routine maintenance and the continuous refinement of nims and it components.
______ is the optional sixth functional area that is activated on a case by case basis.
A span of control of ______ or ______ is appropriate for emergency operations
Three or four
__________ means that every individual has one and only one supervisor at the scene of the incident
Unity of command
_________ should be used incidents involving multiple jurisdictions
_______ is responsible for setting strategic objectives and maintaining a comprehensive understanding of the impact of an incident as well as identifying the strategies required to manage it effectively
______ monitors incident operations and advises command on all matters relating to operational safety including health and safety of the responder personnel.
The _______ is normally the person with the greatest technical and tactical expertise in dealing with the problem at hand.