Incident Command System (ICS)
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Incident Command System (ICS)

Test your knowledge on the Incident Command System (ICS) SOP No. 46.01. Questions may cover topics such as establishing organizational levels, monitoring operations, communicating objectives, and documenting progress for performance evaluation.

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What is the Incident Command System (ICS) used for?

To coordinate response efforts during critical incidents or events

What is an After Action Report?

A post-incident report with corrective suggestions if needed

What does the term 'incident' refer to?

Occurrences requiring an emergency response to protect life, property, or both

Which system is the Incident Command System (ICS) a component of?

<p>Nationwide Incident Management System (NIMS)</p> Signup and view all the answers

For what kinds of occurrences can the Incident Command System (ICS) be utilized?

<p>For any size or type of critical incident or event</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the responsibility of the Safety Officer in the Incident Command System (ICS)?

<p>Monitoring and assessing safety hazards or unsafe situations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the Public Information Officer (PIO) determine, according to direction from the Incident Commander (IC)?

<p>Limits on information release</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the responsibility of the Liaison Officer in the Incident Command System (ICS)?

<p>Coordinating with representatives from cooperating and assisting agencies</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the General Staff in the Incident Command System (ICS) consist of?

<p>Operations Section chief, Planning Section chief, Logistics Section chief, Finance/Administration Section chief</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the responsibilities of the Operations Section in the Incident Command System (ICS)?

<p>Conducting evacuations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a responsibility of the Planning Section in the Incident Command System (ICS)?

<p>Supervising preparation of the IAP</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does IAP stand for in the context of incident management?

<p>Incident Action Plan</p> Signup and view all the answers

When should the Incident Command System (ICS) be utilized according to the procedure?

<p>For all emergency incidents and unusual occurrences</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is designated as the incident commander (IC) when the first employee arrives on the scene?

<p>The first employee to arrive on-scene</p> Signup and view all the answers

How is command transferred as additional employees and supervisors arrive at the scene?

<p>Command is transferred based on who has primary authority for overall control</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the responsibility of the incident commander (IC) at the earliest practical time?

<p>Transmit that he/she is assuming command of an event over the radio</p> Signup and view all the answers

When should the Incident Command System (ICS) remain in effect according to the procedure?

<p>Until all involved agencies/employees have been released</p> Signup and view all the answers

How many employees are supervisors expected to manage according to the procedure?

<p>3-7 employees</p> Signup and view all the answers

When is the Unified Command used according to the procedure?

<p>When multiple agencies are involved and have overlapping jurisdictions</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the function of the Area Command according to the procedure?

<p>To coordinate determination of incident objectives, strategies, and priorities for resources allocated to the incident assigned to the Area Command.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who does the command staff report directly to?

<p>The Incident Commander (IC)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the responsibilities of the Incident Commander (IC) according to the procedure?

<p>Establishing an Incident Command Post.</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of organization structure is designated for incidents within a single jurisdiction with no functional agency overlap?

<p>Single Command</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the responsibility of the Logistics Section in the Incident Command System (ICS)?

<p>Providing facilities, services, and material support for the incident</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the responsibility of the Finance/Administration Section in the Incident Command System (ICS)?

<p>Conducting financial and cost analysis</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which department is responsible for providing facilities, transportation, communications, supplies, equipment maintenance, and fueling for the incident?

<p>Logistics Section</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is responsible for reviewing, updating, planning, and maintaining the procedures in the City’s Emergency Management Plan (EMP)?

<p>Field Services Division</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is one of the responsibilities of the Communications Section in managing unusual occurrences?

<p>Retaining primary control of radio communications if the department initiated the event</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who will conduct event debriefing and document the findings of the post-incident analysis?

<p>Incident Commander</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which unit is responsible for documenting injuries and liability issues?

<p>Compensation/Claims Unit</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who will assist in legal considerations of a criminal nature during a major event?

<p>State Attorney's Office</p> Signup and view all the answers

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