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The IC Must decide on the proper course of action with limited information available in a relatively short period of time

This process is referred to as recognition primed decision making

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Administrative decision making is less time sensitive there for input should be included from diverse sources and all options should be carefully considered

This process is referred to as rational decision making

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Is instrumental in ensuring that firefighter safety as well as the three operational priorities of life safety extinguishment and property conservation are addressed at the Fire scene

Nims

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Forest fires in California in 1970 prompted the development of the __________incident command system

Firescope

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Establishes nims As the national system requiring it’s use by federal agencies and making it adoption mandatory when the federal government is providing preparedness assistance

Homeland security presidential directive five
HSPD 5

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Should be used for all incidents Regardless of their size

Nims

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The_________ Should be regional in scope and capable of handling large numbers of resources beyond the local jurisdiction

Command system

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Is national in scope and because of its flexibility and adaptability it is capable of handling the largest imaginable structure fire including fires that involve multiple buildings

NIMS

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Whenever possible a___________Is preferred to a shared or unified command

Single command

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Can also evolve after the emergency has been mitigated and the Incident has moved into the cleanup phase

Unified command

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When fire companies are staffed by__________ personnel the investigative or fast attack options allow the operation to continue while the company officer is busy performing initial tasks as Part of the entry team

Four Or more

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Company officers must be reminded of the importance of establishing command at fires and other emergencies. to ensure firefighter safety there should always be a

Strong command presence

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Whenever it is feasible the first in company officer should attempt to view_________Of the building involved

View all sides

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The officer can view three sides of the building by having the driver for just

Just passed the building involved

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The three command Mode options investigation,fast attack, and command apply only to

Company level operations

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Command transfer must be addressed in department

SOPs

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When command is transferred to another officer it should be formalized at a

Stationary command post

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Unless there is compelling reason command should not be transferred between

Company officers

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An officer who finds an unsafe operation in progress upon arrival must immediately

Take Command

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The longer it takes to transfer Command the greater the chance of

Freelancing

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A strong command presence and efficient transfer process Will ensure a smooth transition and eliminate

Independent actions

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Establishing control over available resources entails the

Delegation of authority

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It is usually good practice to position the command post so that _________of the building can be viewed

Two sides

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Generally the larger and the more complex the situation the farther away and more isolated the

Command post should be

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Most often the _________ Will be located at or near the scene of a structure fire

Command post

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The _______ is the number of people reporting to a supervisor

Span of control

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For any individual with emergency management responsibility the span of control should range from

Three to no more than seven with five being the rule of thumb average

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The type of incident the nature of the task hazard and safety factors and the distance separating tactical unit will influence________ decisions

Span of control decisions

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Maintaining an effective _________Involves anticipating change rather than reacting to it

Span of control

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Limitations are generally in the area of five subordinates reporting to a single supervisor under emergency fire conditions

Span of control

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Recommends a span of control ranging from 3 to 7 people reporting to a supervisor

NIMS

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Form ________ As necessary to maintain a reasonable span of control and to coordinate specific geographic and functional operations

Tactical level management components

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Some in the fire service would recommend a __________ When requesting help to avoid being overwhelmed by units reporting for assignments

Piecemeal approach

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Smaller departments do not have the benefit of the large number and variety of resources that are typically part of a large department. In these situations smaller departments enter into a __________ which will ensure that resources needed for larger Events including a tactical reserve are available when requested

Mutual aid agreement

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_________ Should be written and signed by community leaders to alleviate any misunderstanding that may arise

Mutual aid agreement

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______________ should be established to locate resources that are immediately available for an Assigned task

Staging areas

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Some departments also stage later arriving initial response companies while the first in company complete their size up or investigation

Level 1 Staging

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a ________ can be located anywhere mobile equipment can be temporarily park while awaiting assignment

Staging area

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It is best to stage units _______ From the actual incident to avoid the temptation to freelance into action into a sure that stage units are in a safe area

Two or more blocks

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The best time to identify good staging location is during ______Not in the middle of the night during the heat of battle

Preincident planning

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If all units at the scene are committed to the operation a_______Is needed to cover unanticipated problems and provide relief to operating crews

Tactical reserve

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A ______ Is a fully staffed unit such as an engine company, Truck company or medic unit that is ready to respond immediately to the incident scene

Staged unit

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Apparatus without adequate staffing are classified as ______ rather than staged

Out of service

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The _____ is responsible for managing all incoming resources and dispatching resources at the request of the ic Or operations section chief

Staging manager

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The ______That is establish for any given incident will be based on the management need of the incident

Specific organizational structure

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Is not a tactical objectives but I means to command and control an incident to achieve incident action plan objectives

NIMS

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All command staff positions report directly to the

IC

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Nims Identifies three command staff positions

Safety officer liaison officer public information officer

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Is a key position on the fire ground and is important to firefighter safety particularly large scale or complex incidents

Incident safety officer

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Is the command staff position there should be staff most often

Safety

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Is the point of contact for non-fire agencies that are assigned to non operations functions.

Liaison

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If more than one person or unit from an agency responds to the incident, one person from that agency should be appointed to communicate with the

Liaison officer

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the ________Disseminates information to the public usually via the media

Public information officer

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This officer provides critical information to the community regarding protective actions that need to be taken as well as information of general interest

Public information officer PIO

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Command staff officers and section chiefs are frequently located at the

Command post

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Whereas personnel who are assigned as _______ Should be mobile and able to monitor the entire operation

Safety officers

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The ________ is unlikely to be separately staff at the scene of a structure fire.

Finance administration section

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As the name indicates manages financial matters and/or provides administrative services

Finance administration

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The ________ Locate and provides the materials,equipment, supplies, and Facilities required to support incident operations.

Logistics section

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One of the most important logistics section units is the

Communications unit

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This unit assist in setting up the Communications network as well as providing and maintaining communication equipment

Communications unit

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The _______ Would provide items such as fuel at the scene of a structure fire

Ground support unit

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The _____Is the information manager

Planning section chief

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Should be the most frequently implemented section position

Planning

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The _______Gathers information about the incident, tracks resources, and assists the IC In developing the incident action plan and contingency plans

Planning chief

66

Should be one of the first sections Staffed during a major incident

Planning

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A major part of the________ responsibilities is tracking and documenting Incident status and On scene resources often times referred to as sit stat and re stat or situation status and resource status.

Planning section chief

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Prepares and implements a plan to return personnel and resources to service as an Incident is being brought under Control

Demobilization unit

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Would collect incident information which is important to a formal incident evaluation

Documentation unit

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Most technical specialist report to the ______ but they could report to other sections command staff or the IC as needed

Planning section

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Manages all tactical operations such as search and rescue extinguishment and provision of medical care to Victims

Operations section

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When the IC hands off the operations section, the ______ will make all tactical assignments and control all resources working to resolve the incident

Operations chief

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Generally has the most resources and the most Complex organization possibly requiring several hierarchal levels to affectively maintain a reasonable span of control

Operations section

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the _______ is capable of controlling as many as 625 companies or crew with a 5 to 1 span of control at the maximum recommended span of control 7 to 1 a total of 2401 companies or crews can be effectively controlled

Operations section

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Command staff and section chiefs make up the______Which provides the necessary staff and line function for an incident

Incident management team IMT

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For most structure fires are made up of members from the responding department or from departments that normally provide mutual aid assistance

Incident management teams

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Provides NIMS Organization and other incident management team training to facilitate certification as an all hazards member of an incident management team

US fire administration

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Is in charge of units working in a geographical area

Division

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Is in charge of units assigned to complete a function

Group

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As the fire progresses from a first alarm response to extra-large there may be a need to sector the operation to maintain a reasonable______Or to better manage specific functions of the operation

Span of control

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Are generally reserved for operations beyond the span of control of a single division or group, or when a contingent of units from another agency are working together such as a law branch for police personnel

Branches

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Can be any combination of resources

Task force

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Must be resources of the same type

Strike team

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Or a common way to organize large numbers of mutual aid companies or private sector resources

Strike teams

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Are much more flexible and more likely to be formed at the time of the incident

Task force

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A common application of the task force concept would be

Two engine companies and a truck company working as a team

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Within the nims structure is a communications unit that reports to the

Logistics section chief

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This unit is responsible for establishing a communications plan and installing procuring and maintaining the communications equipment at the sea

Communications unit

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All radio communications of the incident should be in

Plain English

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All communication should be confined to

Essential messages

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Are the most common mobile communications tool for emergency operations but other communications devices offer advantages and should be considered during long term or communications intensive situations

Radios

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The most effective form of communication is

Face to face

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Is the cornerstone of effective inter-operability

Common terminology

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The time constraints of the fireground require

RPD recognition primed decision making

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Postincident critiques and tactics training are also necessary if company officers are expected to establish a ________ when circumstances permit or require it

Stationary command post

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The IC should then assign later arriving personnel to check the rear and other sides of the building. Sometimes the best route to the rear of the building is ______

Through the building

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When a chief office assumes command, it is critical to establish a

Stationary command post

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Command transfer must be addressed in department

SOPs

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As the incident is brought under control and essential tasks are completed, it is time to start returning units to stations and ______

Available status

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A _______ could be any number of units of the same type, but the jurisdiction defining the strike team must be predetermine the number of units.

Strike team

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May be the best option when the information is sensitive and confidential, such as when discussing the fire cause or the death or serious injury of a fire fighter

Face to face communications

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For purposes of radio communications, the IC is simply referred to as ________ a designation that should be solely for the IC

Command