PSJ-Fire Introduction to National Incident Management System ( NIMS)
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Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5) requires all Federal departments and agencies to;
Make adoption of NIMS by State, tribal, and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance ( through grants, contracts, and other activities).
A benefit that best describes NIMS;
Establishment of standardized organizational structures that improve integration among jurisdictions and disciplines.
A basic premise of the NIMS and National Response Framework ( NRF) is that:
Incidents should be managed at the lowest jurisdictional level possible.
The National Response Framework ( NRF) presents the guiding principles that;
Provide the structure and mechanisms to ensure effective Federal support of State, tribal, and local related activities.
Mutual aid agreements and assistance agreements provide;
Mechanisms to quickly obtain emergency assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, materials, and other associated services.
T/F To better serve their constituents, elected and appointed officials should assume the role of incident commander for all incidents and direct the on-scene technical operations from the Emergency Operations Center.
Exercises should contain a mechanism for incorporating
The ability of emergency management/response personnel to interact and work well together.
Uses plain English to allow personnel from different agencies to work together;
When do Incident managers begin planning for the demobilization process?
As soon as possible to facilitate accountability of the resources.
The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority at the field level is;
The individual responsible for all incident activities, including the development of strategies and tactics and the ordering and release of resources;
Enables all agencies with responsibility to manage an incident together by establishing a common set of incident objectives and strategies.
In an Incident Command System organization, the term
" General Staff " refers to:
Incident management personnel organized according to
function and who report directly to the Incident Commander.
Which organization has line authority to oversee the management of multiple incidents being handled by separate Incident Command organization?
Who interfaces with the public and media and/or with other agencies regarding incident-related information requirements?
The Public Information Officer.
Which position is responsible for the direct management of all incident-related tactical activities?
Operations Section Chief.
Which entity provides a structure for developing and delivering incident-related coordinated messages by developing, recommending, and executing public information plans and strategies?
Joint Information Center.
T/F The Incident Action Plan establishes the overall incident objectives , strategies, and tactics.
T/F Typically requests for resources flow from the on-scene incident command through the local and State Emergency Operations Centers to the Federal Government.
The NIMS term that is defined as " the architecture to support coordination for incident prioritization, critical resource allocation, communications systems integration, and information coordination."
Multiagency Coordination System.
T/F The Secretary of Homeland Security established the National Integration Center (NIC) to perform inventorying and tracking all national resources and assets available for deployment in incidents managed using NIMS.
The framework for organizing, integration, and coordinating the delivery of public information.
The Joint Information System .
This structure is the physical location at which the coordination of information and resources to support incident management( on-scene operations) activities normally takes place.
Emergency Operations Center
T/F NIMS specifies how resources will be allocated among jurisdictions.
The credentialing process involves an objective evaluation and documentation of an individual's:
Current certification, license, or degree
Training and experience, and:
Competence or proficiency.