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ICS is a proven management system based on __________.
successful business practices
ICS is the result of decades of lessons learned in the ____________.
organization and management of emergency incidents.
This system represents organizational______ and has become the __________for emergency management across the country.
"best practices"

ICS must be interdisciplinary and organizationally ________.
ICS must be usable for __________, as well as large and complex emergency incidents.
routine or planned events such as conferences
The five major management functions are:
Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance
Conducts tactical operations to carry out the plan. Develops the tactical
assignments and organization, and directs all tactical resources.
Prepares and documents the Incident Action Plan to accomplish the incident
objectives, collects and evaluates information, maintains resource status, and maintains documentation for incident records.
Sets incident objectives and priorities and has overall responsibility at the
incident or event.
Provides support to meet incident needs. Provides resources and all other
services needed to support the incident.
Monitors costs related to the incident. Provides accounting,
procurement, time recording, and cost analyses.
The Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance are at the _________ level.
The person in charge of each
Section is designated as a __________.
__________ are used to divide an incident geographically.
The person in charge of each Division is designated as a ___________.
Are used to describe functional areas of operations.
The person in charge of each Group is designated as a ____________.
___________ are used when the number of Divisions or Groups extends the span of control. Can be either geographical or functional.
The person in charge of each Branch is designated as a __________.
A combination of mixed resources with common communications operating under the direct supervision of a Leader.
Task Forces
A set number of resources of the same kind and type with common communications operating under the direct supervision of a Leader.
Strike Teams
May be individuals, a piece of equipment and its personnel complement, or a
crew or team of individuals with an identified supervisor that can be used at an incident.
Single Resources:
Effective span of control on incidents may vary from _________, and a ratio of _________ reporting elements is recommended.
three to seven,

supervisor to five
Divisions are used to divide an incident __________.
Groups are used to describe _________ areas of operation.
Branches are used when the number of ______extends the ______ and can be either geographical or functional.
Divisions or Groups

span of control
The most common way to identify Divisions is by using
alphabet characters (A, B, C, etc.).
The important thing to remember about ICS Divisions is that they are established to divide an incident into ______.
geographical areas of operation
The kind of Group to be established will also be determined by ______.
the needs of an incident
Groups are normally labeled
according to the ______.
job that they are assigned (e.g., Search and Rescue, Salvage etc.).
Divisions and Groups can or can not be used together on an
They can. Divisions and Groups are at an equal level
in the organization. One does not supervise the other.
When a Group is working within a Division on an assignment, what must occur between the Division and Group
They must closely coordinate their activities
When the Divisions or Groups exceeds the span of control, what may be necessary to establish within the Operations Section.
The Command Staff include:
• Public Information Officer
• Safety Officer
• Liaison Officer
Serves as the conduit for information to internal
and external stakeholders including the media, or other organizations seeking
information directly from the incident or event.
• Public Information Officer
Monitors safety conditions and develops measures for assuring the safety of all assigned personnel.
• Safety Officer
Serves as the primary contact for supporting agencies assigned to an incident.
• Liaison Officer
The General Staff include:
Operations Section Chief
Planning Section Chief
Logistics Section Chief
Finance/Admin Section Chief
Is where the tactical fieldwork is done, and most incident resources are assigned to it. Will develop and manage the Section to accomplish the incident objectives set by the Incident Commander.
Operations Section Chief
Is normally the person with the greatest technical and tactical expertise in dealing with the problem at hand.
Operations Section Chief
Responsibilities include:
• Preparing and documenting Incident Action Plans.
• Conducting long-range and/or contingency planning.
Planning Section Chief
Is responsible for all of the services and support needs of an incident and the obtaining and maintaining essential personnel, equipment, and supplies.
Logistics Section Chief
Is set up for any incident that requires incident specific financial management and is responsible for:
• Contract negotiation and monitoring.
• Timekeeping.
• Cost analysis.
Finance/Administration Section Chief
T/F:Every incident requires a Communications Plan.
The standard ICS incident facilities include:
Incident Command Post
Staging Areas