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The most important word in the title of the National Incident Management System is _________.

system

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____ _____ is established with fire suppression, EMS, and law enforcement branches that manage both the stategic and tactical objectives of the incident.

Unified Command

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_______ are oral or written plans containing general objectives reflecting the overall strategy for managing an incident.

Incident Action Plans (IAP)

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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

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_____ are used to describe functional areas of an operation.

Groups

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____ are any combination of resources assembled to accomplish a specific mission.

Task Forces

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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.

Strike Teams

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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

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Logistics functions are either ___ or ____ in nature.

push or pull

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The Time Unit works with the _________.

Logistics Section

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Historically, the Intellegence/Investigations Function has been assigned to the ________ within the ICS.

Planning Section

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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

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Area Commands are most often located at an EOC or, less frequently at a ___.

DOC, Department Operations Centers

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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

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Each agency or jurisdiction develops an _______ that defines the scope of preparedness and incident management activities necessary for that organization.

Emergency Operations Plan, (EOP)

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______ information is defined as information pertaining to the geographic location and characteristics of natural of constructed features and boundaries

Geospatial information

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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

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_____ means that the framework is contracted or expanded according to the scope (or size) of the incident.

Scalability

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SWOT stands for.....

Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities
Threats

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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)

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POTEE stands for.....

Plan
Organize
Train
Exercise
Evaluate

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The ____ provides strategic direction, oversight, and coordination of nims and supports both routine maintenance and the continuous refinement of nims and it components.

NIC

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______ is the optional sixth functional area that is activated on a case by case basis.

Intelligence/investigations

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A span of control of ______ or ______ is appropriate for emergency operations

Three or four

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__________ means that every individual has one and only one supervisor at the scene of the incident

Unity of command

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_________ should be used incidents involving multiple jurisdictions

UC

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_______ 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

IC

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______ monitors incident operations and advises command on all matters relating to operational safety including health and safety of the responder personnel.

Safety officer

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The _______ is normally the person with the greatest technical and tactical expertise in dealing with the problem at hand.

OPS

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A ratio of 1:3 to 1:7 is considered the ideal number of subordinates to a leader. When the ratio exceeds_______,there is a potential problem for loss of control or coordination

1:7

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The planning section compromises four primary units

Resources
Situation
Documentation
Demobilization

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Is established within the planning section to facilitate interagency environmental data management, monitoring, sampling, analysis, and assessment.

Environmental unit

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______ is responsible for all support requirements needed to facilitate effective and efficient incident management, including ordering resources from off incident locations.

Logistics section

34

Meets all support needs for the incident, including ordering resources through appropriate procurement authorities from outside locations.

Logistics section

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The ______ provides services that assist incident operations by providing supplies, facilities, transport, and equipment maintenance.

Support branch

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The support branch consists of :

Supply units
Facilities unit
Ground support unit

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The ______ provides communications, food, water, and medical services.

Service Branch

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The service branch consists of the following:

Communications unit
Food unit
Medical unit

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A _____ is collaborative effort among agency communications officer, the national incident management system (NIMS) preparedness committee, and private vendors/suppliers

Communications failure protocol

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A _______ in the logistics section should not be confused with ems operations

Medical unit

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Some incidents may only require only one specific function of the finance administration section. In these cases the service may be provided by a _________ in the planning section.

Technical specialist

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One of the most important responsibilities of the finance administration section is management of the _______ During an incident and the________ of expenses for reimbursement.

Procurement process

And documentation

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The primary goal of the __________ function is to support decision making by reducing uncertainty about a hostile environment or situation to an acceptable level

Intelligence investigations

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Historically, the intelligence investigations function has been assigned to the _______ within the ics.

Planning section

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The primary function of________is to coordinate activities above the field level and to prioritize the incident demands for critical or competing resources thereby assisting the coordination of operations in the field

MACS

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The EOC usually is commanded at local and state levels by a __________.

Director of emergency management

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The EOC is an effective location for the ___________, such as information display, situation status, and resource status.

Common operating picture
COP

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An__________Is established when the complexity of the incident and the incident management span of control considerations so dictate.

Area Command

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A ________ is an organized integrated, and coordinated mechanism to ensure the delivery of understandable timely accurate and consistent information to the public in a crisis.

JIS

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_______ refers to activities, planning, or developing codes that lessen the severity of an incident.

Mitigation

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__________ represent a wide variety of committees, planning groups, and other organizations that meet regularly and coordinate to ensure an appropriate focus on planning, training, equipping, and other preparedness requirements within a jurisdiction and or across jurisdictions.

Preparedness organizations

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The _______ is a focal point for the development, assessment, and evaluation of training exercises across all disciplines, government agencies, and private sector organizations through out the United States.

NIC national integration center

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The most important component within the realm of interoperable communications is the ________.

Operator of the device

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The national integration center coordinates the establishment of technical standards for nims users. Four principles are used in defining these technical support standards.

Performance measurements as a basis for standards

Consensus based performance standards

Testing and evaluation by objective experts

Technical guidelines for training emergency responders on equipment use

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________ collecting hard data on how things work in the real world is the most reliable basis for standards that ensure the safety and mission effectiveness of emergency responders and incident managers

Performance measurement

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The _______ is a coherent strategic framework not a series of functional plans for senior emergency response Chiefs, emergency management practitioners, and senior executives in the private sector and nongovernmental organizations. The ______ supersedes the national response plan.

National response framework

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The overarching philosophy of the NRF is a _______,______, and a ________.

Unified effort
Quick surge capability
Readiness to act

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The US department of homeland security (DHS) has a national exercise program with a 5- year national exercise plan that encompasses __________ with a local and state agencies

Participation

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Practitioners at each ics level must have onscene incident experience, documented via task books, before progressing to the next ics level. The steps in this progress are as follows:

1 single resource leader
2 unit leader
3 branch director
4 section chief
5 incident commander

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As a reminder, a disaster is often defined as a _________incident

Resource scarce

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A __________ is defined as an entity that encounters numerous unexpected events in a high tempo and unpredictable environment, yet it has the capability to address surprise events safely and effectively.

High reliability organization HRO

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As implied earlier, maybe incidents involve the overlap of jurisdictional authority due to functional areas, legal authority, geography, or other factors. This realization, probably the most important in the evolution of the ICS, has resulted in the development of the_____concept

UC unified command

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Unless otherwise defined by local protocol or agreement, _____ should be used in incidents involving multiple jurisdictions, a single jurisdiction with multiagency involvement, or multiple jurisdictions with multiagency involvement

UC unified command

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The idea of a ______ is to make sure that all public information being released about an incident, especially one related to terrorism, is consistent and screened for any inappropriate facts or details that might damage an investigation

JIC joint information center

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The _____, who is a member of the general staff, directly manages all tactical activities and implements the incident action plan

Operations section chief ops

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Are used to divide an incident geographically

Divisions

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The first phase of the planning process includes gathering, recording, analyzing, and displaying situation and resource information in a manner that will ensure a clear picture of magnitude, complexity, and potential impact of the incident and the ability to determine the resources required to develop and implement an effective IAP

Understand the situation

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Is a system of facilities, equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications integrated into a common system that is responsible for coordinating and supporting domestic incident management activities.

Multiagency coordination system MACS

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The ____ is a broad based view of critical information from multiple sources

Cop common operating picture

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The purpose of an _____ is to oversee the management of multiple incidents managed by a separate ICS organization or to manage a very large complex incident with multiple incident management teams

Area command

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This type of command is generally used when there are several incidents in the same area and of the same type, such as two or more hazmat spills or fires.

Area command

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Refers to activities, planning, or developing codes that lessen the severity of an incident

Mitigation

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Each agency or jurisdiction develops an _______ that defines the scope of preparedness and incident management activities necessary for that organization

Emergency operations plan

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The _____ facilitates response and short term recovery activities

EOP emergency operations plan

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A durable pocket or desk guide that contains essential information required to perform specific assignments or functions

Fog or handbook