Incident Command System Responsibilities Quiz

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What is the purpose of the document mentioned in the text?

To provide daily operational readiness procedures for fire department personnel

What should the Company Officer do at the start of each shift?

Conduct roll call and provide a staffing report to the shift chief officer

What is the responsibility of the Shift Chief?

Ensure all companies are staffed per department policy and Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

Who should inspect all Department PAR tags at the start of each shift?

The Company Officer

According to the text, who should report any missing or damaged PAR tags?

The Company Officer

Which members have responsibility for operational readiness according to the text?

All department personnel have responsibility for operational readiness

Who is responsible for every station, apparatus, and member assigned to his/her area of responsibility?

Battalion Chief

What should be the priority for the District Chief, Battalion Chief or Step-up Battalion Chief?

Checking status of all companies

What should the department UC representative(s) be trained in?

Incident Command System

What should the Company Officer prioritize?

Instructing and directing firefighters

What should personnel operating on the emergency scene remain aware of?

Radio traffic

What is the responsibility of the Apparatus Operator?

Conducting daily inspection of all apparatus

What should personnel decide before pressing the transmit button?

What to say

What is the responsibility of the 'A' or 'Alpha' position on the apparatus?

Inspect and maintain the operational condition of the apparatus

Which mode should be declared if fire or smoke is visible at the scene?

Fast attack mode

What should firefighters prioritize?

Inspecting personal protective equipment

What should radio communications on the fireground be compliant with?

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

What information should emergency service personnel maintain awareness of at all times?

First-hand knowledge of target hazards

What should the first arriving unit do when practicable and applicable?

Establish incident command (IC)

What should the first arriving department unit provide to Dispatch?

Initial scene size-up

What should personnel acknowledge when receiving transmissions/orders?

Receipt of transmissions/orders

What is one of the responsibilities of the Incident Commander (IC) within the first five minutes of arrival at the scene?

Perform or direct another member to perform a 360 assessment of the incident

What should portable radios not be operated in unless they are intrinsically safe for fireground operations?

Explosive atmosphere

What should be given priority by the District Chief, Battalion Chief or Step-up Battalion Chief?

Assigning resources so that all stations and companies are staffed according to department guidelines and CBA.

What should personnel do when transmitting radio messages?

Avoid codes and use plain language and unit designations instead of names

What is one of the responsibilities of Firefighters within their daily duties?

What should be avoided in all radio transmissions?

Use of codes

What should be done if the Company Officer determines that the apparatus is not safe to operate?

It should be removed from service as soon as practicably reasonable and the Shift Chief Officer shall be notified

What should personnel do before pressing the transmit button?

Decide what to say

What is the purpose of this document?

To outline initial arrival and on-scene procedures for Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department to establish fireground operations

Who is responsible for maintaining the personnel accountability system throughout the duration of the incident?

The Incident Commander

What action should the first arriving unit take in the first five minutes at the scene?

Contact Dispatch and provide information

What should the Company Officer ensure at the beginning of the shift?

Crew member tags are properly placed on the apparatus

Who should coordinate all fireground activity by communicating all intended actions and waiting for confirmation before initiating their assigned task?

The Division/Group Supervisor

What is the responsibility of each member regarding the passive system components?

To ensure that passive system components are properly located

Who should declare a command mode such as Investigative Fast Attack or Defensive?

The IC

In what mode should an initial operational mode be based on?

Extent of fire

Who should maintain visual or radio contact with all companies and crews assigned to the division/group?

The Division/Group Supervisor

When should no firefighter enter into an IDLH environment without the use of the personnel accountability system activated?

Never

What should the initial arriving apparatus leave access for?

Later arriving units

When the IC declares Command Mode, what should he/she do?

Establish a command post and advise Dispatch and fireground personnel of the command location

What should the IC do if he/she determines Command Mode is not reasonably practicable?

Declare either an Investigative Mode or Fast Attack Mode

Under what conditions may the command be transferred to a later arriving qualified officer or an officer of superior rank/experience?

Depending on staffing and the situation

What should the qualified officer receiving command do after the transfer of command?

Notify Dispatch and all incident personnel via the fireground channel that he/she is now in command

What information should be provided in a verbal report when transferring command?

Conditions encountered on arrival, strategic and tactical objectives, crew assignments and locations, current outcome of strategy and tactics, any significant obstacles, personnel accountability report, plans for future operations

What should the first arriving unit do according to the text?

Contact Dispatch and advise that the incident requires establishment of a Unified Command (UC)

What remains the responsibility of each agency in a Unified Command (UC)?

Personnel accountability

What should the Company Officer be responsible for?

Maintaining contact by sight, sound, or touch with each firefighter and monitoring crew air consumption

What is one of the responsibilities of the individual firefighter?

Notifying the Company Officer of any reasonably identified situation detrimental to the operation

When should the passive personnel accountability system be reviewed or a Personnel Accountability Report (PAR) requested by the IC and/or Safety Officer?

Whenever there is a change from offensive to defensive mode

What information should a PAR report include?

Unit designation, number of personnel, names of personnel, assigned task and location

What should the Incident Commander (IC) do upon receiving a Mayday call from a firefighter?

Acknowledge the Mayday and clear all radio traffic

What should the firefighter do upon calling a Mayday?

Operate the emergency call button or key the mic on the radio to transmit 'Mayday'

What should be done with non-emergency radio traffic upon receiving a Mayday call?

Hold all non-emergency radio traffic until the PAR is completed

What should personnel do before pressing the transmit button during radio communication?

'Remain calm and locate his/her radio'

'Maintain contact by sight, sound, or touch with each firefighter and monitor crew air consumption' is a responsibility of:

'The Company Officer'

'Remain calm and locate his/her radio' is a responsibility of:

'The individual firefighter'

'Maintaining unit integrity by ensuring all members enter and leave any IDLH environment together' is a responsibility of:

'The Company Officer'

'Transmitting 'Mayday, Mayday, Mayday'' upon calling a Mayday is a responsibility of:

'The individual firefighter'

Test your knowledge on the responsibilities of individuals within the Incident Command System, including their authority, area of responsibility, and resource management. This quiz also covers the qualifications expected of department UC representatives.

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