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1

The organizations staff builds from the _____ ______, with all responsibility and performance placed initially with the ______.

top down / IC

p 19

2

If one individual can simultaneously manage all major ___________ _______, a larger command organization is not required.

Functional areas

p 19

3

The IC will make the decision to expand the organization when the determination is made that the ?

initial attack or reinforced attack will be insufficient

p 19

4

The individual responsible for the management of all incidents operations is the ?

Incident Commander (IC)

p 19

5

A member of the Command Staff; Command Staff report directly to ?

Officer / the IC

p 19

6

Officers in the Command Staff are:
* ________ ___________ Officer
* ________ Officer
* _________ Officer

* Public Information Officer
* Safety Officer
* Liaison Officer

p 19

7

A member of the General Staff?

Section Chief

p 20

8

Operations, Planning, Logistics or Finance/Admin. are example of what General Staff?

Section Chief

p 20

9

An individual responsible for command of a Branch is a ?

Director

p 20

10

Examples of Branch Directors are ?

Suppression
Medical
Service or Support

p 20

11

An individual responsible for command of a Division or a Group?

Supervisor

p 20

12

A Division is a ___________ area and a Group is a specific __________.

geographic / function

p 20

13

An individual responsible for managing a particular activity in the Operations; Planning; Logistics; or Finance/Administration Sections?

Unit Leader

p 20

14

An individual, a piece of equipment and its personnel or a crew or team of individuals with an identified supervisor who can be used on an incident is called a ?

Single Resource

p 20

15

The IC System organization structure develops in a modular form based upon the ________, ___________, and ______ of an incident.

nature, complexity, and size

p 19

16

The two basic components of ICS organizational development are the ________ response and the __________ response.

initial / reinforced

p 20

17

In most jurisdictions, the initial response will consist of anywhere from _____ to _____ (or more) single resources that are dispatched to a reported emergency.

one to five

p 20

18

When the IC determines that the initial response resources are insufficient to deal with the size or complexity of the incident what should be initiated?

reinforced response

p 20

19

The Command organization must develop at a pace that stays ahead of the tactical deployment of ___________ and ___________.

personnel / resources

p 20

20

The basic configuration of Command includes three levels:
1. ___________ Level
2. ___________ Level
3. ________ Level

1. Strategic Level
2. Tactical Level
3. Task Level

p 21

21

The level that entails the overall direction and goals of the incident?

Strategic Level

p 21

22

At this level there are objectives that must be achieved to meet the strategic goals?

Tactical Level

p 21

23

At this level specific tasks are assigned to companies that lead toward meeting tactical level requirements?

Task Level

p 21

24

The ________ level involves the overall Command of the incident.

Strategic level

p 21

25

The ______ defines where and when resources will be assigned to the incident to control the situation.

IAP

p 21

26

The IAP is the basis for developing a __________ organization, assigning all _________, and establishing __________ objectives.

Command / resources / tactical

p 21

27

_________ Level Supervisors direct operational activities toward specific objectives.

Tactical Level

p 21

28

Tactical Level Supervisors supervise ________ resources and are responsible for specific __________ areas or functions.

grouped / geographic

p 21

29

The _______ level refers to these activities normally accomplished by individual companies or specific personnel.

task level

p 21

30

The task level is where the ______ is actually done.

work

p 21

31

The terms __________ or ________ are tactical level management components that assemble companies and/or resources for a common purpose.

Divisions or Groups

p 22

32

__________ represent geographic operations, and ________ represent functional assignments.

Divisions / Groups

p 22

33

The front or address side of the building is designated "________ ___" and the remaining sides are given a designation of ___, ___, or ____ in a __________ manner.

"Division A" / B,C, or D / clockwise manner

p 24

34

For clarity of purpose during radio communications, the phonetic designation of what are suggested in division designation?

"Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta"

p 24

35

__________ are the organizational level having responsibility for operations within a defined geographic area.

Divisions

p 25

36

________ are an organizational level responsible for a specific function assignment.

Groups

p 25

37

Some examples of groups are ?

Salvage Group, Search Group, Ventilation Group, Haz-Mat Group and Medical Group

p 25

38

What reduces the span of control to more manageable, smaller sized units?

Divisions / Groups

p 26

39

What is the normal span of control?

three to seven

p 26

40

When the span of control is exceeded, the IC should establish what?

Branches or an Operations Section

p 26

41

Division / Group Supervisors are also responsible for communicating their _______ and _________ to the IC.

needs and progress

p 26

42

The use of Divisions / Groups reduces the overall amount of ?

radio communications

p 26

43

What represents a major reason for establishing Divisions / Groups ?

The safety of responders

p 26

44

When establishing Divisions / Groups, the IC will assign / advise each management component:
* ___________ assignments
* _________ designations (Divisions/Group)
* Identity of _________ assigned to that Division / Group

* Tactical
* Radio
* resources

p 27

45

To maintain the appropriate span of control Divisions / Groups resources can be formed into?

Strike Teams or Task Forces

p 28

46

The Division / Group Supervisor must be in a position to?

directly supervise and monitor operations

p 28

47

To avoid compromising their ability to manage effectively Division / Group Supervisors should avoid becoming involved in?

physical task activities

p 29

48

It is important to remember that a Division and Group are ______________ _______. One does not work for the other.

organizationally equal

p 29

49

An established Group can work in several _________.

Divisions

p 29