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Which statement best summarizes the type of incident for which ICS is applicable ?
Any type of incident
Which of the following is a key characteristic of the incident command system?
Span of control
Which statement best describes the concept of unified command?
Representatives from different agencies share command authority
In general, the idea span of control within the ICS is ________ to one.
Which description best summarizes the "modular organization" of the ICS?
A management structure that can expand to match the needs of the situation
Which characteristic is an advantage of unified command?
Reduced conflict and duplication of effort
Where should the command post be located?
At the forward observation limit
Unified command is used to address which situation?
The incident involves more than one jurisdiction or agency
Which of the following is a location near the incident scene where the resources are held, ready to be assigned if needed?
In the ICS structure, who is the one person ultimately responsible for managing an incident?
Who serves as the command's point of contact for representatives from outside agencies?
The liaison officer
Which ICS section is responsible for taking direct action to control the incident?
Which ICS section is responsible for providing needed services and support resources?
Which ICS section is responsible for the financial and accounting aspect of an incident?
What is the title for the individual in charge of a company?
What is the ICS term for companies or crews working on the same task or function?
Which is the term for areas adjacent to a burning building?
What would be the ICS designation for each floor in a high-rise building?
What is a strike team?
Five units of the same type with an assigned supervisor
Under which circumstances does the first-arriving officer become command?
On every incident
As more companies are deployed at an incident, why must the incident management structure expand?
To maintain span of control
Which organization developed to the first standard incident command system?
Which principle requires each person to have only one direct supervisor?
Unity of Command
Within the ICS, what is the maximum number of people that one person should normally supervise?
The modular organization of the ICS gives it the ability to _________.
Expand to the extent needed to manage the incident
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