Flashcards in NIMS Book 1 - Section 1 - Chapter 2 Deck (49)
The organizations staff builds from the _____ ______, with all responsibility and performance placed initially with the ______.
top down / IC
If one individual can simultaneously manage all major ___________ _______, a larger command organization is not required.
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
The individual responsible for the management of all incidents operations is the ?
Incident Commander (IC)
A member of the Command Staff; Command Staff report directly to ?
Officer / the IC
Officers in the Command Staff are:
* ________ ___________ Officer
* ________ Officer
* _________ Officer
* Public Information Officer
* Safety Officer
* Liaison Officer
A member of the General Staff?
Operations, Planning, Logistics or Finance/Admin. are example of what General Staff?
An individual responsible for command of a Branch is a ?
Examples of Branch Directors are ?
Service or Support
An individual responsible for command of a Division or a Group?
A Division is a ___________ area and a Group is a specific __________.
geographic / function
An individual responsible for managing a particular activity in the Operations; Planning; Logistics; or Finance/Administration Sections?
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 ?
The IC System organization structure develops in a modular form based upon the ________, ___________, and ______ of an incident.
nature, complexity, and size
The two basic components of ICS organizational development are the ________ response and the __________ response.
initial / reinforced
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
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?
The Command organization must develop at a pace that stays ahead of the tactical deployment of ___________ and ___________.
personnel / resources
The basic configuration of Command includes three levels:
1. ___________ Level
2. ___________ Level
3. ________ Level
1. Strategic Level
2. Tactical Level
3. Task Level
The level that entails the overall direction and goals of the incident?
At this level there are objectives that must be achieved to meet the strategic goals?
At this level specific tasks are assigned to companies that lead toward meeting tactical level requirements?
The ________ level involves the overall Command of the incident.
The ______ defines where and when resources will be assigned to the incident to control the situation.
The IAP is the basis for developing a __________ organization, assigning all _________, and establishing __________ objectives.
Command / resources / tactical
_________ Level Supervisors direct operational activities toward specific objectives.
Tactical Level Supervisors supervise ________ resources and are responsible for specific __________ areas or functions.
grouped / geographic
The _______ level refers to these activities normally accomplished by individual companies or specific personnel.
The task level is where the ______ is actually done.
The terms __________ or ________ are tactical level management components that assemble companies and/or resources for a common purpose.
Divisions or Groups
__________ represent geographic operations, and ________ represent functional assignments.
Divisions / Groups
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
For clarity of purpose during radio communications, the phonetic designation of what are suggested in division designation?
"Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta"
__________ are the organizational level having responsibility for operations within a defined geographic area.
________ are an organizational level responsible for a specific function assignment.
Some examples of groups are ?
Salvage Group, Search Group, Ventilation Group, Haz-Mat Group and Medical Group
What reduces the span of control to more manageable, smaller sized units?
Divisions / Groups
What is the normal span of control?
three to seven
When the span of control is exceeded, the IC should establish what?
Branches or an Operations Section
Division / Group Supervisors are also responsible for communicating their _______ and _________ to the IC.
needs and progress
The use of Divisions / Groups reduces the overall amount of ?
What represents a major reason for establishing Divisions / Groups ?
The safety of responders
When establishing Divisions / Groups, the IC will assign / advise each management component:
* ___________ assignments
* _________ designations (Divisions/Group)
* Identity of _________ assigned to that Division / Group
To maintain the appropriate span of control Divisions / Groups resources can be formed into?
Strike Teams or Task Forces
The Division / Group Supervisor must be in a position to?
directly supervise and monitor operations
To avoid compromising their ability to manage effectively Division / Group Supervisors should avoid becoming involved in?
physical task activities
It is important to remember that a Division and Group are ______________ _______. One does not work for the other.