FEMA IS 100.C Introduction to Incident Command System Answer Key


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Course Overview

ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles and basic structure of the Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Describe the NIMS management characteristics that are the foundation of the ICS.
  • Describe the ICS functional areas and the roles of the Incident Commander and Command Staff.
  • Describe the General Staff roles within ICS.
  • Identify how NIMS management characteristics apply to ICS for a variety of roles and discipline areas.

Primary Audience

The target audience includes persons involved with emergency planning, and response or recovery efforts.

From IS 100.C Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 Official Course


The Incident Commander or Unified Commander establishes incident objectives that include:
A. Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks, and activities to achieve the objectives.
B. Selecting personnel to serve on the Incident Management Team.
C. Establishing a manageable span of control.
D. Delegating functional responsibilities and specifying resource types.

Within the national incident management system characteristics, the concept of common terminology covers all of the following except:
A. Organizational Functions
B. Technical Specifications
C. Resource Descriptions
D. Incident Facilities

Manageable Span of Control refers to:
A. An orderly line of authority that exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.
B. The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
C. The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.
D. The process of moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.

Which Section organizes, assigns, and supervises tactical response resources?
A. Planning
B. Operations
C. Finance/Administration
D. Logistics

The NIMS Management Characteristic of Information and Intelligence Management may include surveillance of disease outbreaks.

Which NIMS Management Characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness and facilitating information sharing?
A. Accountability
B. Comprehensive Resource Management
C. Integrated Communications
D. Chain of Command and Unity of Command

Establishment of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:
A. Operations Section
B. Local Authorities
C. Logistics Section
D. Incident Commander

Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?
A. Emergency Operations Center director
B. Agency Executive
C. Operations Section Chief
D. Incident Commander

At the incident scene, who handles media inquiries?
A. Media Relations Specialist
B. Public Information Officer
C. Communications Officer
D. Liaison Officer

The NIMS Management Characteristic of Chain of Command and Unity of Command means that each person:
A. Continues to report directly to their day-to-day supervisor.
B. May receive work assignments from multiple supervisors in the organization.
C. Reports to only one ICS supervisor.
D. May be assigned to multiple jurisdictions.

Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis?
A. Command
B. Operations
C. Finance/Administration
D. Logistics

Integrated Communications includes interoperable systems that include voice and data links.

Expansion of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:
A. Incident Commander
B. Agency Administrator
C. Logistics Section Chief
D. Operations Section Chief

13. The Incident Command System (ICS) is:
A. A relatively new approach created based on the lessons learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
B. A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.
C. Most applicable to the management of complex incidents that extend over many hours or days.
D. A military system used in domestic incidents to ensure command and control of Federal resources.

The Liaison Officer:
A. “Arranges for resources and needed services to support the incident objectives.
B. Tracks resources and maintains incident documentation.
C. Is the point of contact for other response organizations.
D. Provides information to the public.

Check-in, Incident Action Planning, Personal Responsibility, and Resource Tracking are all necessary to ensure:
A. Flexibility
B. Accountability
C. Redundancy
D. Sustainability

Which ICS functional area sets the incident objectives, strategies, and priorities, and has overall responsibility for the incident?
A. Command
B. Operations
C. Finance/Administration
D. Logistics

Which General Staff member negotiates and monitors contracts, maintains documentation for reimbursement, and oversees timekeeping for incident personnel?
A. Logistics Section Chief
B. Operations Section Chief
C. Finance/Administration Section Chief
D. Planning Section Chief

When command is transferred, the process should include a(n):
A. Award Ceremony
B. Briefing
C. Intelligence Report
D. Detailed Lesson Learned Report

Which item is included in the NIMS Management Characteristic of Accountability?
A. Maintain an accurate inventory of resources
B. Establish specific, measurable objectives
C. Check-In/Check-Out of incident personnel
D. Conduct briefings as part of transfer of command

In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work together to establish:
A. Situational Awareness
B. Incident Objectives
C. Shared Agency Authority
D. Resource Allocations

Which NIMS component includes the Incident Command System (ICS)?
A. Communications and Information Management
B. Resource Management
C. Joint Information System
D. Command and Coordination

The Operations Section Chief:
A. Develops and implements strategies and tactics to achieve the incident objectives.
B. Coordinates communication between all responding agencies.
C. Sets up and maintains all incident facilities and food services.
D. Prepares and implements the Incident Communication Plan.

When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, what type of Command is being used?
A. Mutual Command
B. Area Command
C. Multiple Command
D. Unified Command

The Incident Command System (ICS) is only applicable to large, complex incidents.

Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?
A. Accountability
B. Incident Facilities and Locations
C. Unified Command
D. Comprehensive Resource Management

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