IS 100.C Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100 Example Questions

The questions to FEMA IS 100.C Introduction to the Incident Command System. Study the questions below. You can then check out our FEMA IS 100.C Answer Key.

The Liaison Officer: 

A. Arranges for resources and needed services to support the incident objectives.

B. Tracks resources and maintains incident documentation.

C. Provides information to the public.

D. Is the point of contact for other response organizations.

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

Which ICS functional area sets the incident objectives, strategies, and priorities, and has overall responsibility for the incident? 

A. Command

B. Operations

C. Logistics

D. Finance/Administration

Qualification, Certification, and Credentialing Personnel are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic? 

A. Accountability

B. Comprehensive Resource Management

C. Incident Facilities and Locations

D. Information and Intelligence Management

Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to personnel requested through appropriate authorities and established resource management systems? 

A. Dispatch/ Deployment

B. Incident Facilities and Locations

C. Management by Objectives

D. Manageable Span of Control

To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide a(n) ___________ to the new Incident Commander. 

A. Lessons Learned Report

B. Briefing

C. Incident Action Plan

D. Situational Analysis Document

Which NIMS Management Characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness and facilitating information sharing? 

A. Accountability

B. Comprehensive Resource Management

C. Chain of Command and Unity of Command

D. Integrated Communications

Major activities of the Logistics Section include: 

A. Providing liaison to outside agencies.

B. Establishing Incident Objectives.

C. Ordering, obtaining, maintaining, and accounting for personnel, equipment, and supplies.

D. Staging Area operations.

Which General Staff member prepares Incident Action Plans, manages information, and maintains situational awareness for the incident? 

A. Planning Section Chief

B. Operations Section Chief

C. Logistics Section Chief

D. Finance/Administration Section Chief

Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis? 

A. Command

B. Operations

C. Logistics

D. Finance/Administration

Which NIMS component includes the Incident Command System (ICS)? 

A. Communications and Information Management

B. Resource Management

C. Command and Coordination

D. Joint Information System

 Which General Staff member is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objective? 

A. Logistics Section Chief

B. Safety Officer

C. Public Information Officer

D. Planning Section Chief

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. Unified Command

D. Multiple Command

Which position is always staffed in ICS applications? 

A. Public Information Officer

B. Incident Commander

C. Operations Section Chief

D. Safety Officer

Which one of the following activities is not an example of incident coordination? 

A. Resolving critical resource issues.

B. Establishing priorities among incidents.

C. Synchronizing public information messages.

D. Directing, ordering, or controlling.

Which General Staff member directs all responses and tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives? 

A. Planning Section Chief

B. Operations Section Chief

C. Tactics Section Chief

D. Operations Division Director

Which ICS functional area tracks resources, collects and analyzes information, and maintains documentation? 

A. Planning

B. Operations

C. Logistics

D. Finance/Administration

At the incident scene, who handles media inquiries? 

A. Media Relations Specialist

B. Public Information Officer

C. Liaison Officer

D. Communications Officer

Check-in, Incident Action Planning, Personal Responsibility, and Resource Tracking are all necessary to ensure: 

A. Flexibility

B. Accountability

C. Sustainability

D. Redundancy

The Operations Section Chief: 

A. Develops and implements strategies and tactics to achieve the incident objectives.

B. Coordinates communication between all responding agencies.

C. Prepares and implements the Incident Communication Plan.

D. Sets up and maintains all incident facilities and food services.

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. Planning Section Chief

D. Finance/Administration Section Chief

Establishment of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the: 

A. Operations Section

B. Local Authorities

C. Incident Commander

D. Logistics Section

When command is transferred, the process should include a(n): 

A. Award Ceremony

B. Briefing

C. Detailed Lesson Learned Report

D. Intelligence Report

The Incident Commander or Unified Command 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. Delegating functional responsibilities and specifying resource types.

D. Establishing a manageable span of control.

How many NIMS Management Characteristics are there?

A. 13

B. 12

C. 14

D. 15

Major activities of the Planning Section include: 

A. Providing technology to ensure efficient incident communications.

B. Preparing and documenting Incident Action Plans.

C. Setting up and maintaining incident facilities.

D. Compensating for injury or damage to property.

The number of subordinates that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident is referred to as: 

A. Modular Organization

B. Management by Objectives

C. Manageable Span of Control

D. Unity of Command

One of the benefits of ICS is that it provides an orderly, systematic ___________ process.

A. Recovery

B. Deployment

C. Safety

D. Planning

Incident objectives that drive incident operations are established by the: 

A. Incident Commander or Unified Command

B. Planning Section Chief

C. Operations Section Chief

D. Agency Administrator

Who designates the process for transferring command? 

A. The jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident

B. The Section Chiefs

C. The Incident Commander for previous operational period

D. The Command Staff

Which ICS function is responsible for documentation of mutual aid agreements? 

A. Operations

B. Planning

C. Incident Command

D. Finance/Administration

Command is: 

A. The ability to control information exchange within and across organizations involved in an incident.

B. Based on the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident.

C. Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.

D. Assumed by the individual who is the highest-ranking person on the scene regardless of experience or training level.

The NIMS Management Characteristic of Chain of Command and Unity of Command means that each person: 

A. May be assigned to multiple jurisdictions.

B. Continues to report directly to their day-to-day supervisor.

C. May receive work assignments from multiple supervisors in the organization.

D. Reports to only one ICS supervisor.

Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident? 

A. Incident Commander

B. Emergency Operations Center Director

C. Agency Executive

D. Operations Section Chief

Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic? 

A. Comprehensive Resource Management

B. Accountability

C. Incident Facilities and Locations

D. Unified Command

Expansion of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the: 

A. Operations Section Chief

B. Incident Commander

C. Agency Administrator

D. Logistics Section Chief

Which ICS functional area arranges for resources and needed services to support achievement of the incident objectives? 

A. Logistics

B. Planning

C. Operations

D. Finance/Administration

Which item is included in the NIMS Management Characteristic of Accountability? 

A. Conduct briefings as part of transfer of command

B. Maintain an accurate inventory of resources

C. Establish specific, measurable objectives

D. Check-In/Check-Out of incident personnel

Which ICS functional area establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to achieve the incident objectives? 

A. Operations

B. Logistics

C. Planning

D. Finance/Administration

The Incident Command System (ICS) is: 

A. A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.

B. A military system used in domestic incidents to ensure command and control of Federal resources.

C. A relatively new approach created based on the lessons learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

D. Most applicable to the management of complex incidents that extend over many hours or days.

If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as the: 

A. Incident Staff

B. Executive Staff

C. Director Staff

D. Command Staff

Depending on the incident size and complexity, various types of support facilities may be established by: 

A. Local Authorities

B. the Logistics Section

C. the Planning Section

D. Incident Command

To ensure efficient, clear, communication, the National Incident Management System Characteristics recommend the use of: 

A. Agency-specific codes

B. Technical language

C. Common terminology

D. Acronyms

Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the: 

A. Emergency Operations manager

B. Public Information Officer

C. Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident

D. Planning Officer

In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work together to establish: 

A. Incident Objectives

B. Resource Allocations

C. Situational Awareness

D. Shared Agency Authority

Which member of the Command Staff interfaces with other agencies to meet incident-related information requirements? 

A. Safety Officer

B. Public Information Officer

C. Liaison Officer

D. Commander

Which Section organizes, assigns, and supervises tactical response resources? 

A. Planning

B. Logistics

C. Operations

D. Finance/Administration

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