Flashcards in NIMS Book 1 - Section 1 - Chapter 4 Deck (27)
The majority of positions within ICS will not be activated until the initial response is determined to be?
insufficient to handle the situation
During the initial phases of an incident, the IC is normally responsible for four section roles. These positions are called General Staff positions and include:
* ___________ / ____________
* Finance / Administration
During early stages of large-scale or complex incidents, the immediate need of the IC is __________ ________.
What section is responsible for the direct management of all tactical activities and the safety and welfare of the personnel working in its Section?
The Operations Section is often implemented (staffed) as a ?
span of control mechanism
The operations Section Chief is responsible for the direct management of all incident ________ activities and should have direct involvement in the preparation of the ______ for the period of responsibility.
tactical / IAP
The Operations Section Chief is typically located at the __________ _______ to ensure coordination and accountability of resources.
Separation of the ___________ _________ _______ and the ______ may risk significant complications in incident management.
Operations Section Chief / IC
A location designated within the incident area that is used to temporarily locate resources that are immediately available for assignment is called?
All resources within the designated Staging Area are under the direct control of the ___________ _________ _______ and should be immediately available.
Operations Section Chief
At high-rise incidents where staging is normally located two floors below the incident floor, a responder _____________ ______ should be designated.
As an incident escalates to major operations, it becomes more important that a Command Post at a ________ ___________ be established.
A Command Post can typically be a ranking officers __________ or a specially designed command __________.
vehicle / vehicle
Once the Operations Section is in place and functioning, the ICs focus should be on the ___________ issues, overall __________ planning and other components of the incident.
strategic / strategic
After implementation of Operations Section the ICs focus is to look at the _____ _________ and the impact of the incident from a _________ perspective.
big picture / broad
Three specific staff positions are identified within ICS:
* _________ _____________ Officer
* _________ Officer
* _________ Officer
* Public Information Officer
* Safety Officer
* Liaison Officer
Which officers function is to relay accurate and complete information regarding incident cause, size, current situation, resources committed and other matters of general interest?
Public Information Officer
In either a Single or Unified Command structure how many Public Information Officers should be designated?
Which officers function at the incident is to assess hazardous and unsafe situations and develop measures for assuring personal safety?
The Safety Officer has emergency authority to do what?
alter, suspend, or terminate unsafe acts
Which officers function is to be a point of contact for representatives from assisting or cooperating agencies ?
The Liaison Officer is not directly involved in the _________ ___________.
Who is responsible for gathering, assimilating, analyzing, and processing information needed for effective decision making?
The Planning Section
The Planning Section serves as the ICs "_______________" for information.
The Planning Sections Chiefs goal is to plan ahead of _________ ________ and try to identify the need for ___________ before they are needed.
current events / resources
What Section is the support mechanism for the organization?