Flashcards in OG 1.1 Incident Command Deck (40)
Portland Fire and rescue has adopted the incident command system has outlined in which guide?
Model procedures guide for structural firefighting
Which act requires organizations responding to hazardous materials incidents to operate within ICS?
Superfund amendments and reauthorization act of 1986
The standard on fire department occupational safety and health program is what NFPA number?
NFPA ____ is the standard on fire emergency management systems?
NFPA 1561 is directed by what?
Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5)
What are the components of an ICS?
1. Common terminology
2. Comprehensive resource management
3. Modular organization
4. Manageable span of control
5. Integrated communications
6. Incident action plan
7. Designated incident facilities
8. Single or unified command structure
What are the five functional areas of an ICS?
When is a written incident action plan usually required?
1. when multiple agencies are used
2. When several jurisdictions are involved
3. When changes in shifts of personnel or equipment are required
What is a manageable span of control?
3 to 7 individuals
The optimum number for span of control per supervisor is?
5 personnel per supervisor
When is an incident base generally used?
During large wildland fires
Comprehensive resource management can be accomplished using three different methods, what are they?
1. Single resources
2. Task force
3. Strike team
Define task force:
a group of any type or kind of resource. eg. two trucks, three engines
Define a Strike Team:
a specified combination of the same type of resource. eg. five engines.
What are the two main functional areas of an ICS?
Command and operations
What are the basic responsibilities of an incident commander at every incident?
1. Description of the company arriving on scene
2. Designate alpha side
3. Description of actions taken
4. Declaration of strategy
5. Size up
7. Obvious safety concerns
8. Assumption, identification and location of command
9. Request or release of resources as required
What is the preferred method for transferring command?
If due to unusual circumstances, command decides to go mobile, they must announce this over the radio and minimize time away from the command post, why?
1. inability to effectively track resources
2. Can't monitor the Mayday channel
What are the three tactical priorities at all incidents?
1. Life safety
2. Incident stabilization
3. Property conservation
To develop an effective strategy requires three very specific actions or elements, What are they?
What will be done (planning)
How a strategy will be accomplished. (Implementation.)
For prediction, it is a good idea to look ahead how far into an incident to head off problems?
5 minutes ahead.
There are normally three other responsibilities that are sometimes referred to as command staff positions, what are they?
When commands span of control is exceeded or they are not able to focus on tactical operations, what position will then be filled?
Operations Section chief
A division is responsible for operations within a:
defined geographical location
A group is assigned a specific:
function. ie. ventilation, fire attack..... Groups can work across division lines.
What is the ICS tool that can be implemented when span of control is exceeded?
Branches can be defined as:
Breaking a incident into segments for better span of control and management purposes.