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The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as mandated by _______________________

The Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive-5, Management of Domestic Incidents.

What is the Scope of the Incident Command System?




example: it will provide a _______________

This system will provide a consistent nationwide approach for Federal, State and local governments to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, prevent, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity.

All information pertaining to the proper use of the National Incident Management System will be found in the __________________


-Where will a copy of this manual will be kept?

All information pertaining to the proper use of the National Incident Management System will be found in the NIMS manual


-a copy of this manual will be kept in every fire department work location).

The effective functioning of Department units, personnel and outside agencies at operating incidents requires___________________ on the part of an Incident Commander.

The effective functioning of Department units, personnel and outside agencies at operating incidents requires clear decisive action on the part of an Incident Commander. This procedure

Command Procedure Functions are designed to accomplish the following:

A. Fix the responsibility for command on a certain individual through a Standard Identification System depending on the arrival sequence of members, companies and officers.




B. Ensure that strong, direct and visible command will be established as early as possible during the incident.




C. Provide a system for the orderly transfer of command to subsequent arriving officers.

Establishing Command


-The first unit to arrive at the scene of an incident shall establish command and remain in command until _________________ or __________________.

Establishing Command


- The first unit to arrive at the scene of an incident shall establish command and remain in command until relieved by a ranking officer or until the incident is terminated.

Initial Report


-The person establishing command shall transmit a brief initial radio report including:

A. Unit identification on the scene, confirming establishment of command and location (address).


B. Building or incident description (size, construction, occupancy).


C. Obvious incident conditions.


D. Action to be taken.


E. Any obvious safety concerns.

There are times during the response of emergency units that decisions must be made to adjust the type or number of units responding to incidents.


When are These decisions most often required?

These decisions are often required when additional information is provided by the dispatch center.

It shall be the responsibility of __________________ to contact Radio to make additions or deletions to the type or number of units responding to incidents. While it is

It shall be the responsibility of the highest-ranking responding unit to contact Radio to make additions or deletions to the type or number of units responding to incidents.

While it is expected that communication between responding units will take place on the TAC Channel, only the highest-ranking response unit shall contact Radio to adjust the assignment, on what channel?

TAC 2.

During a multiple unit response that includes a Battalion Chief, the _________________ has the responsibility of adding or deleting units assigned to the incident.

During a multiple unit response that includes a Battalion Chief, the Battalion Chief has the responsibility of adding or deleting units assigned to the incident.

At what point does the first arriving unit become the incident commander?




how long does he remain IC?

Once the first unit arrives on the scene of the incident, that unit shall be the Incident Commander and assume control of all operations until the incident is completed or until properly relieved.

What is the proper way of "jumping a call"?

This policy in no way prohibits units from advising Radio that they are closer to the call or requesting that a closer unit be dispatched to the call, however this should be done through the highest-ranking responding officer.

The modes identified in the Incident Command Overview are not ______________, but __________________ to assist the first arriving officer in planning appropriate actions.

The modes identified are not strict rules, but general guidelines to assist the first arriving officer in planning appropriate actions.

_________ __________ will be used as much as possible when communicating between units on the scene and Radio.

Plain text will be used as much as possible when communicating between units on the scene and Radio.

Its ok for Radio to utilize __________ & ___________ when dispatching calls.

Radio will utilize codes and signals when dispatching calls.

When the Incident Commander determines the scene will move from an offensive to defensive attack or from a defensive to offensive attack, What must he do?

When the Incident Commander determines the scene will move from an offensive to defensive attack or from a defensive to offensive attack, it is incumbent on command to announce this change to all personnel operating at the incident.

Passing Command


-When is this indicated?

This is indicated when the initial commitment of the first arriving company requires a full crew (i.e. a high-rise building or an immediate rescue situation) and the next arriving company or Command Officer is on the scene or close behind.

What is the correct procedure in Passing Command?

-The first arriving officer will give an initial size up and advise that command will be passed.


-This first arriving Company Officer retains responsibility for command until the next unit arrives and acknowledges the transfer.

Transfer of Command


The FIRST unit to arrive on the scene shall establish and retain command until relieved by a ranking officer within the following guidelines:

A. The first arriving Chief Officer has the option to assume command after transfer of command procedures have been completed.




B. In cases of complex situations that have not been declared under control, the Battalion Chief/Deputy Chief will automatically assume command, after transfer of command procedures have been completed. Assumption of command in other situations is discretionary.




C. Assumption of command is discretionary for the Fire Chief or Assistant Fire Chiefs.

Transfer of Command Procedures


What is the preferred method?

face to face on arrival

Transfer of Command


-The person being relieved will brief the officer assuming command indicating the following:

General situation status


a. Priority/mode of operation


b. Divisions/groups assigned


c. Resources deployed/requested

All responding personnel should eliminate all unnecessary radio traffic while responding unless__________________

All responding personnel should eliminate all unnecessary radio traffic while responding unless such communications are required to ensure that command functions are initiated and completed.

Does the arrival of a Chief Officer on the fire ground necessarily mean command has been transferred to that officer?

The arrival of a Chief Officer on the fire ground does not necessarily mean command has been transferred to that officer.




-Command is transferred only when the outlined communication functions have been completed.

overall command function. All officers will exercise their command prerogative in a _________ manner that will ensure a _________________ and the effective on-going function of command.

overall command function. All officers will exercise their command prerogative in a supportive manner that will ensure a smooth transition and the effective on-going function of command.

In cases where command is effectively handling an incident and is completely aware of the situation, is it ok for that Incident Commander to continue to be in command?

In cases where command is effectively handling an incident and is completely aware of the situation, it may be desirable for that Incident Commander to continue to be in command.

In cases of complex situations, the ranking chief officer, upon arrival, will complete the transfer of command procedures and ____________ ________. The officer assuming command will utilize the officer relieved of command to best advantage.

In cases of complex situations, the ranking chief officer, upon arrival, will complete the transfer of command procedures and assume command. The officer assuming command will utilize the officer relieved of command to best advantage.

The first-in engine and truck will proceed directly to the scene and how will they position their apparatus?

The first-in engine and truck will proceed directly to the scene and position their apparatus in a manner to implement strategic and tactical functions.

Staging will automatically apply to all multiple unit responses unless_________________. Arriving units will stage according to _________________.

manner to implement strategic and tactical functions. Staging will automatically apply to all multiple unit responses unless otherwise directed by command. Arriving units will stage according to Standard Company Operations.