Final Exam for: IS-700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

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Exercises should:
Include multidisciplinary, multijurisdictional incidents.
Include participation of private-sector and nongovernmental organizations.
Cover aspects of preparedness plans, including activating mutual aid and assistance agreements.

Contain a mechanism for incorporating corrective actions.

Which position is responsible for the direct management of all incident-related tactical activities?

Operations Section Chief

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.

Select the TRUE statement about the Incident Action Plan.

Establishes the overall incident objectives, strategies, and tactics.

Which organization has line authority to oversee the management of multiple incidents being handled by separate Incident Command organizations?

Area Command

Mutual aid agreements and assistance agreements provide:

Mechanisms to quickly obtain emergency assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, materials, and other associated services.

The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority at the field level is referred to as:


Unified Command:

Assigns a single Incident Commander to assume unity of command and make decisions for all jurisdictions.

The Joint Information System is:

The framework for organizing, integrating, and coordinating the delivery of public information.

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 System

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).

Select the statement below that best describes one benefit of NIMS.

Establishment of standardized organizational structures that improve integration among jurisdictions and disciplines.


Is the ability of emergency management/response personnel to interact and work well together.

HSPD-5 required the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a mechanism for ensuring the ongoing management and maintenance of NIMS. The Secretary established the National Integration Center (NIC) to perform all of the following functions EXCEPT:

Inventorying and tracking all national resources and assets available for deployment in incidents managed using NIMS.

Select the TRUE statement:

In a complex incident within a State, an Area Commander would request resources directly from DHS and FEMA.

The Public Information Officer:

Interfaces with the public and media and/or with other agencies regarding incident-related information requirements.

Who is the individual responsible for all incident activities, including the development of strategies and tactics and the ordering and release of resources?

Incident Commander

To better serve their constituents, elected and appointed officials should do the following, EXCEPT FOR:

Assume the role of incident commander for all incidents and direct the on-scene technical operations from the Emergency Operations Center.

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

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.

Incident managers begin planning for the demobilization process:

As soon as possible to facilitate accountability of the resources.

Which of the following statements is FALSE?

NIMS specifies how resources will be allocated among jurisdictions.

A basic premise of the NIMS and National Response Framework (NRF) is that:

Incidents should be managed at the lowest jurisdictional level possible.

Select 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

ICS encourages jurisdictions to use common terminology. Common terminology:

Uses plain English to allow personnel from different agencies to work together.

In an Incident Command System organization, the term 'General Staff' refers to:

Incident management personnel organized according to function (i.e., Operations Section Chief, Planning Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief, and Finance/Administration Section Chief) and who report directly to the Incident Commander.

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