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43 Cards in this Set

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Deputies are not used at the Division or Group level. True or False?
Air Operations and Staging Areas are under the direction of the _____________ Section.
What are the major activities of the Planning Unit?
1. Collect, evaluate, & display incident information
2. Develop Incident Action Plans for the operational period, conduct long-range planning, and demobilization planning
3. Maintain resource status information on all equipment and personnel
4. Maintain incident documentation.
What are the four units within the Planning Section?
1. Resources Unit
2. Situation Unit
3. Documentation Unit
4. Demobilization Unit
Expansion or consolidation of the organization may be necessary if the number of reporting elements falls outside the recommended range of span of control. True or False?
The 5 major management activities around which the Incident Command System is built are . . .
1. Command
2. Operations
3. Planning
4. Logistics
5. Finance/Administration
List 6 possible applications for ICS.
1.Fires, Hazmat, & multicasualty incidents
2.Multijurisdictional/multiagency disasters
3.SAR missions
4.Pest eradication programs
5.Oilspill response & recovery
6.Major law enforcement incidetns
7.Air/Rail/Water/Ground transport accidents
8.Planned events:parades,concerts, etc
9.Private sector emergency management programs
10.State or local major natural hazards management
Each Branch that is activated is under the supervision of a ____________________________.
This individual may have one or more deputies.
Branch Director
Define ICS and list some of its features.
It is a system used to manage an incident.
-It can be used on large or small incidents
-It has considerable flexibility, contracting and expanding with the incident
-It is cost effective and efficient.
-Can be applied to a wide array of situations
What does the term, "Span of Control" refer to?
Span of control refers to how many organization elements (units, divisions, single resources, etc.) may be directly managed by another person.
Define "Division" and give an example.
A Division is established to divide an incident geographically. On a wildland fire, for example, a Division is responsible for a particular geographical area. These areas are usually labeled by letters of the alphabet. Divisions in buildings are designated by floor numbers.
Within the Operations Section, two levels of organization can be estabished as needed. They are __________ and/or _________, and _____________
Divisions and/or Groups, and Branches
When are Branches established?
Branches are commonly established when the number of Divisions or Groups exceeds the recommended span of control.
Effective span of control may vary from _____ to _____. The ratio of one to _____ reporting elements is recommended.
3 to 7; 5
Define Group and give an example.
A Group is established to describe functional areas of operations. Groups work whereever needed and are not assigned to any single Division. An example would be a Rescue Group consisting of a team performing SAR after an earthquake.
What are the primary functions of the Operations Section?
1. Conducts tactical operations to accomplish incident plan
2. Develops tactical objectives
3. Directs all resources
There are 10 common responsiblities or instructions associated with an incident assignment that everyone receiving an assignment must follow. What are they?
1.Receive your assignment
2.Bring any specialized supplies and personal supplies needed.
3.Upon arrival, follow proper check-in procedure.
4.Use plain text radio talk and proper ICS terminology.
5.Obtain a briefing from your Supervisor.
6.Get necessary materials and set up your workstation.
7.Brief any subordinates.
8.Brief your relief.
9.Complete all forms & reports and send to Documentation unit before leaving.
10.Demobilize according to plan.
What is the primary function of the Logistics Unit?
The Logisitics Unit is responsible for all of the services and support needs of the incident. This includes obtaining and maintaining essential personnel, facilities, equipment, and supplies.
What are the 4 essential elements in an Incident Action Plan?
1. Statement of incident objectives.
2. ICS organization for the operartional period.
3. Assignments to accomplish the incident objectives.
4. Supporting plans: Communications plan, Medical plan, Traffic plan, etc.
What is the primary function of the Liaison Officer?
On larger events, when representatives from other agencies are assigned to an incident to coordinate their agency's response, The LO serves as their primary contact.
Define General Staff.
General staff are the people who perform the four major activities of Operations, Planning, Logistics, & Finance/Administration. Each of the general staff is designated as a Section Chief, e.g., Planning Section Chief. Each of the General Staff may have deputies.
What is the primary duty of the Safety Officer?
The SO monitors safety conditions and develops measures for assuring the safety of all personnel.
The Planning Section is also the primary check-in point for _____________________ assigned to the incident
"Technical Specialists"
Under what conditions is a written Incident Action Plan a must?
A written plan is needed for large incidents which involve partial or full activation of the ICS organization, or for incidents that extend through an operational period.
What is the primary function of the Information Officer?
The IO is the point of contact for the media and others needing information directly from the scene.
Define Helibase.
A location where helicopters may be parked, maintained, fueled, and equipped for operations. Very large incidents may have more than one.
The Service Branch of the Logistics Section consists of what 3 Units?
1. Communications Unit
2. Medical Unit
3. Food Unit
Every incident must have an oral or ________ action plan.
Operational periods vary in length, depending upon the needs of the incident, but should be no longer than _____ hours.
24 hours.
Define Helispot.
Temporary locations where helicopters can load and off-load supplies, personnel, and equipment. Large incidents may have several.
Define Command Staff.
The Command staff provides information, oversees safety, and provides liaison services for the entire incident. It consists of:
1.Information Officer
2.Safety Officer
3.Liaison Officer

There is only one of each and they do not have deputies.
The Command Staff consists of what 3 positions?
1.Information Officer
2.Safety Officer
3.Liaison Officer

There is only one of each and they do not have deputies.
What is the purpose of an Incident Action Plan?
To provide all incident supervisory personnel with direction for future actions.
The Support Branch of the Logistics Section consists of what 3 Units?
1. Supply Unit
2. Facilities Unit
3. Ground Support Unit
Define Staging area.
Locations where resources are kept while awaiting incident assignment. There may be more than one staging area on an incident.
What is an Incident Commander?
An Incident Commander is the person in charge at an incident. They may have deputies and may assign personnel for both Command staff and General Staff positions.
Define Base.
Base is the location where primary service and support activities are performed. There is only one on an incident.
If no Finance/Administration Section is established, the __________________ will perform all finance functions.
Incident Commander
There is _________ Operations Section Chief for each operational period. The Operations Section Chief may be deputies.
Define Incident Command Post.
The location from which the Incident Commander oversees all incident operations.All incidents must have an ICP. There is only one ICP for each incident.
On small incidents, all of the major management activities are handled by the _____________ until delegated to another person.
Incident Commander
What are the primary functions of the Finance/Administration Unit?
1. Monitors incident-related costs
2. Provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis
List the four units within the Finance/Administration Section.
1. Time Unit
2. Procurement Unit
3. Compensation/Claims Unit
4. Cost Unit