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Chapter 5 ICS Study Guide
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Which of the following is a key characteristic of the incident command system?
A) Scalar organization
B) Mutual aid agreements
C) Unity of command
D) Standard operating procedures
Unity of command
Which statement best summarizes the type of incident for which ICS is applicable?
A) Incidents involving unified command
B) Incidents crossing jurisdiction borders
C) Incidents exceeding more than one operational period
D) Any type of incident
Any type of incident
4. Which of the following is a key characteristic of the incident command system?
A) Delegation of authority
B) Span of control
C) Preprogrammed response
D) Management by objective
Span of control
Which of the following is the primary factor to take into account when selecting personnel to fill a position within the ICS?
Which statement best describes the concept of unified command?
A) Each subordinate is accountable to only one supervisor.
B) All members of the command staff agree to the same set of objectives, tactics, and strategy for the incident.
C) The chain of command is clearly defined and strictly adhered to.
D) Representatives from different agencies share command authority.
Representatives from different agencies share command authority.
In general, the ideal span of control within the ICS is _____ to one.
Which description best summarizes the "modular organization" of the ICS?
A) The ability to expand the span of control along with the incident
B) Clearly defined and limited areas of responsibility and authority
C) Seamless incorporation of personnel from several different agencies
D) A management structure that can expand to match the needs of the situation
A management structure that can expand to match the needs of the situation
Which characteristic is an advantage of unified command?10. Which characteristic is an advantage of unified command?
A) Delegates decision making to a single incident commander
B) Maintains and reinforces the span of control
C) Eliminates the need for unity of command
D) Reduced conflict and duplication of effort
Reduced conflict and duplication of effort
Unified command is used to address which situation?
A) All command and general staff positions have been activated
B) The incident involves more than one jurisdiction or agency
C) The duration of the incident will span several operational periods
D) There is a lack of consensus among command staff
The incident involves more than one jurisdiction or agency
Which of the following is a location near the incident scene where resources are held, ready to be assigned if needed?
A) Check-in area
B) Incident base
C) Staging area
In the ICS structure, who is the one person ultimately responsible for managing an incident?
A) The executive officer
B) The planning chief
C) The incident commander
D) The operations section chief
The Incident commander
Where should the command post be located?
A) On either front corner of the building
B) In a nearby, protected location
C) At the forward observation limit
D) Adjacent to the incident perimeter
In a nearby, protected location
Who serves as the command's point of contact for representatives from outside agencies?
A) The planning director
B) The agency representative
C) The liaison officer
D) The staging chief
The Liaison officer
What is the ICS organizational title for a member of the general staff?
. 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?
A) Resource director
B) Squad leader
C) Company officer
D) Sector manager
What is the ICS term for companies or crews working on the same task or function?
What is the ICS title for the person in charge of a branch?
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 the ICS title for the person in charge of a task force?
What is a strike team?
A) A group of resources that travels to the incident, to be deployed individually upon arrival
B) Five units of the same type with an assigned supervisor
C) A team of resources that remains intact throughout its involvement in the incident
D) Any combination of resources temporarily assembled for a specific purpose
Five units of the same type with an assigned supervisor
Who would usually be assigned the role of operations section chief?
A) The senior officer
B) A chief officer with a strong background in operations
C) The ranking officer
D) The first-arriving officer
A chief officer with a strong background in operations
Under which circumstances does the first-arriving officer become command?
A) Upon arrival of a second officer
B) When multiple units will be needed to manage the incident
C) When necessary to maintain span of control
D) On every incident
On every incident
If there is no officer on the first-arriving unit, who assumes initial command?
A) The first officer to arrive
B) The driver/operator
C) The senior fire fighter
D) Whomever the nearest responding chief officer designates over the radio
The senior fire fighter
Under which condition might command be transferred from a high-ranking officer to an officer with lower rank?
A) After the third benchmark
B) If the incident is escalating
C) During the later stages of the incident
D) There are no conditions when this is appropriate
During the later stages of the incident
As more companies are deployed at an incident, why must the incident management structure expand?
A) To establish personnel accountability
B) To maintain span of control
C) To maintain unity of command
D) To establish the modular organization
To maintain the span of control
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