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Command Procedures are designed to:
* Ensure that a _______, _______, and ________ Command will be established from the onset of the incident.

strong, direct, and visible

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2

Command Procedures are designed to:
* Establish an effective _________ ____________, defining the activities and responsibilities assigned to the IC and to other individuals operating within ICS.

incident organization

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3

Command Procedures are designed to:
* Provide a system to process information to support incident __________, __________, and _________ making.

management, planning, and decision making

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4

Command Procedures are designed to:
* Provide a system for the orderly _________ of Command to subsequent arriving officers.

transfer

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5

The IC is responsible for the completion of the _________ __________.

incident priorities

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6

Incident Priorities are:
1. ______ - ________ - responders and the public
2. _________ ___________ - minimize the effects by keeping the incident from escalating and bringing it under control
3. _________ ___________ - property, infrastructure, evidence, economy, environment, and provide or recovery

1. Life Safety
2. Incident Stabilization
3. Property Conservation

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7

To achieve incident priorities, the IC must define the following:
* ________ __________ - statements of guidance and direction that are achievable, measurable, and necessary for the selection of the appropriate strategy and the tactical direction of resources.
* ________ - General plan or direction selected to accomplish incidents objectives.
* _______ - Deployment and directing resources on an incident to accomplish the objectives designed by current incident strategy.

* Incident objectives
* Strategy
* Tactics

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8

1. _________ Level - This entails the overall direction and goals of the incident.

Strategic

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9

2. _________ Level - Objectives that must be achieved to meet the strategic goals. The _______ Level supervisor/officer is responsible for completing assigned objectives

Tactical / Tactical

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10

Command Procedures are designed to:
* Fix the responsibility for Command on a specific ___________ through a standard identification system, depending on the arrival sequence of members, companies, and chief officers.

individual

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11

3. _____ Level - Specific _____ assigned to companies that lead toward meeting Tactical Level requirements.

Task / tasks

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12

The ICS is used to facilitate the completion of the incident priorities through the application of the ________ ________, appropriate _________ and ______.

incident objectives / strategies / tactics

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13

Functions of Command include:
1. ________ and __________ Command and establish an effective operating position (Command Post)
2. Rapidly evaluate the __________ (_____-____) and/or briefing from the previous IC.
3. Initiate, maintain, and control the ______________ process.

1. Assume and announce
2. situation (size-up)
3. communications

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14

Functions of Command:
4. Determine the incident __________ and __________, develop an _________ ________ ______, and assign resources based on strategies and tactics following standard operating guidelines.

objectives and strategies / Incident Action Plan

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Functions of Command:
5. Develop an effective ICS __________ and initiate/maintain a tactical ______ ________.
6. Coordinate activity for all ___________ and __________ staff.
7. Review, evaluate, and revise (as needed) the _________ ________ ______.

5. organization / work sheet
6. Command and General
7. Incident Action Plan

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16

Functions of Command:
8. Provide for the continuity, transfer and termination of ___________.

Command

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17

The first _____ functions of Command must be addressed immediately from the initial assumption of Command.

five

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18

A single - company incident (trash fire, single patient medical, etc.) may only require that the company or unit acknowledge its ?

arrival on scene

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19

The first - arriving FD member or company officer activates the command process by giving an initial _______ _______.

radio report

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20

The radio designation "__________" will be used along with the ___________ location of the incident.

"Command" / geographic

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21

In military protocol for radio communications the sender states the intended ___________ radio designation first and then follows with the _________ designation.

receivers / senders

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22

Saying the receivers designation first is an ?

attention getting device

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23

If a situation requires investigation by the first - arriving company, with other responding companies remaining staged which command option should be used?

Investigation Option

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24

In situations that require immediate action to stabilize the incident and mandate the company officers assistance to carry out the critical operation what command option should be used?

Fast-Attack option

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25

Examples of situations that require fast-attack option are:
* ___________ fire attacks
* Critical _____-_______ situations that must be achieved in a compressed time.
* Any incident where safety and welfare of ___________ are of major concern.
* Working incidents that require further ___________ by the company officer.

* Offensive
* life-safety
* responders
* investigation

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26

The Fast Attack option should not last more than a few minutes within the ?

IDLH atmosphere

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27

Fast Attack option ends with one of the following:
* The situation is ____________.
* The situation is not stabilized or transfer of Command has not taken place. The company officer should withdraw to the exterior outside of an IDLH atmosphere and establish a __________ ______.
* Command is ____________ to another officer.

* stabilized
* Command Post
* transferred

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28

If an incident requires immediate strong, direct, overall Command, the company officer will initially assume an exterior, safe, and effective command position and maintain this position until relieved by a higher ranking officer. This is what type of Command option?

Command Post Option

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29

In the Command Post option what shall be initiated and used to assist in managing this type of incident?

tactical work sheet

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30

Modern construction is not designed to maintain its _________ during fire conditions.

integrity

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31

Building collapse occurs earlier in _________ construction than in _______, more substantial buildings.

modern / older

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32

Failure to do what is the ultimate example of the IC not being responsible for the safety of their personnel?

risk / benefit evaluation

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33

Should the IC choose the offensive mode, it means that carrying on an ___________ _________ attack is worth the risk and that sufficient _________ are available to meet the incident demands.

aggressive interior / resources

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34

Indications for defensive operations include danger of _________ _________, the building is already ______, and conditions indicate survival of any victims trapped inside is _________ or not enough __________ are available to effectively deal with the problems.

imminent collapse / lost / unlikely / resources

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35

Command is transferred to maintain or improve the quality of the __________ __________.

Command organization

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36

What is the preferred method to transfer Command?

Face to face

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37

The person being relieved will brief the officer assuming Command, indicating at least the following:
* __________ conditions - fire location and extent, haz-mat spill or release, number of patients, etc.
* Tactical ______ _______, IAP or verbally where the resources have been assigned.
* Progress toward completion of the incident __________.
* Status and needs of assigned __________ and ________ considerations.
* Deployment and assignment of operating ___________ and ___________
* Appraisal of need for additional resources.

* Incident
* work sheet
* objectives
* resources and safety
* companies and personnel

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38

Often, the first transfer of Command takes places via _______.

radio

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39

Later arriving, higher ranking chief officers assuming Command must conduct transfer ______ to ______ at the __________ ______.

face to face / Command Post

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40

The practice of "__________ __________" is not a recommended practice.

"Passing Command"

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41

Passing Command to an officer not on the _______ can create a gap in command.

scene

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42

Command cannot be passed or transferred to an officer ?

not on scene

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43

When time and circumstances allow, the officer who will be assuming Command may endeavor to conduct their own incident ______ ____ prior to assuming Command.

size-up

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44

The arrival of a ranking officer on the incident scene does not automatically mean that ?

Command has been transferred to that officer

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45

______ _________ and _______ personnel should report directly to a designated location for assignment by the IC.

Chief officers and staff

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46

When the IC/Ops is informed by a resource that it has completed and ready for reassignment the resource should be directed to ________, _________, another _________ assignment or __________.

Rehab, Staging, another tactical assignment or released

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47

__________ reports provide initial and ongoing information that is critical to effective and safe decision making.

Progress

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48

__________ _________ should be provided by the first companies or Division assigned to a geographic area or Groups assigned to a specific function.

Progress reports

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49

Communication progress reports to the IC as progress is ______ and just as important, when progress toward objectives cannot ?

made / cannot be achieved

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50

Avoid nonessential communications on _______ frequencies.

radio

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51

Progress reports should be _______ and _______ in nature.

brief and concise

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52

Progress reports can use the acronym:
L________
C________
A_______
N______

Location
Conditions
Actions
Needs

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53

If a higher ranking officer wants to effect a change in the management of an incident, the person must first be ____ _____ _______ of the incident and then utilize the ___________ of ___________ procedure.

on the scene / transfer of command

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54

__________ _________ ________ are critical to the rapid, effective control of emergency operations.

Incident Action Plans

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55

A well thought-out, organized course of action developed to address all phases of incident control with a specified time is called?

An Incident Action Plan

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56

The IAP must be completed in a time frame to ?

effectively manage the incident

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57

In the initial stage of an incident, the _________ ______ _______ should be used.

tactical work sheet

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58

An IAP must always be developed, but a formal written IAP may not be necessary for ?

short-term, routine operations

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59

Large-scale or complex incidents require the creation and maintenance of a ?

written plan for each operational period

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60

Action planning starts with what to identify the problem(s) and incident objectives to achieve a solution to the confronted problems?

size-up of the situation

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61

__________ are broad in nature and defined "______" has to be done to achieve the incident objectives.

Strategies / "what"

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62

When the strategy has been defined, the IC or Operations Section Chief, when implemented, needs to select the ________ to achieve the strategy.

tactics

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63

The "how, where, and when" of the IAP are called?

tactics

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64

Tactics are measurable in both _______ and ____________ and are addressed through the completion of _______.

time / performance / tasks

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65

An IAP also provides for necessary __________ resources.

support

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66

Examples of support resources are ?

water supply, utility control, SCBA cylinder filling etc.

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67

What should be started very early in the incident ?

tactical work sheets

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68

Printed forms that are designed to allow the IC to document the commitment of resources in a standardized format are called ?

tactical work sheets

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