Search Organization and Management
Meets v80 standard for the written portion of Search Organization and Management
After being deployed and arriving on scene at an incident, the first task for response personnel is to:
Search for potential incident survivors.
Locate and assist response personnel.
Check in and receive an assignment.
Record and report resource allocation.
You are working in a complex incident. There are multiple Incident Commanders representing multiple jurisdictions working together to establish incident objectives. What type of ICS structure is being used?
Which Section Chief is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objectives?
Operations Section Chief
Logistics Section Chief
Finance/Administration Section Chief
Planning Section Chief
You are implementing tactical activities to achieve the incident objectives. What is the correct title of the ICS organizational element to which you are assigned?
Span of control refers to:
The process of moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.
An orderly line of authority that exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.
The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident.
Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?
Emergency Operations Center Manager
Operations Section Chief
At the incident scene, who handles media inquires?
External Affairs Specialist
Media Relations Specialist
Public Information Officer
The Incident Command System (ICS) is:
A military system used in domestic incidents to ensure command and control of Federal resources.
A relatively new approach created based on the lessons learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.
Most applicable to the management of complex incidents that extend over many hours or days.
Which ICS function records time accounting and pays for needed items?
The major activities of the Planning Section include:
Providing technology to ensure efficient incident communications.
Preparing and documenting Incident Action Plans.
Setting up and maintaining incident facilities.
Compensating for injury or damage to property.
The Operations Section Chief:
Prepares and implements the Incident Communication Plan.
Directs tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives.
Coordinates communication between all responding agencies.
Sets up and maintains all incident facilities and food services.
In ICS, the members of the Command Staff assume the title of:
Check-in, initial briefing, recordkeeping, and demobilization procedures are all necessary to ensure:
Before leaving an incident assignment, you should do all of the following EXCEPT FOR:
Self-dispatch to another incident.
Brief replacements, subordinates, and supervisor.
Complete all tasks and required forms/reports.
Return any incident-issued equipment or other nonexpendable supplies.
The ability to control information exchange within and across organizations involved in an incident.
Based on the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident.
Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
Assumed by the individual who is the highest ranking person on the scene regardless of experience or training level.