IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response Answers


Which Command Staff member approves the Incident Action Plan and all requests pertaining to the ordering and releasing of incident resources?

  • Incident Commander
  • Liaison Officer
  • Public Information Officer
  • Safety Officer

Mutual Aid Agreements ________________________________.

  • are mandated in state and county emergency management budgets.
  • are limited to the exchange of resources between neighboring states.
  • base their assistance on the equivalent monetary value of shared resources.
  • assist agencies and jurisdictions when existing resources are inadequate.

Which NIMS Management Characteristic includes developing and issuing assignments, plans, procedures, and protocols to accomplish tasks?

  • Modular Organization
  • Comprehensive Resource Management
  • Manageable Span of Control
  • Management by Objectives

When command is transferred, then all personnel involved in the incident should be told:

  • The qualifications of the incoming Incident Commander
  • The Incident Commander’s cell phone number
  • The effective time and date of the transfer
  • The limits of the Incident Commander’s scope of authority

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

  • True
  • False

Which Incident Type requires regional or national resources with up to 200 personnel per operational period?

  • Type 1
  • Type 5
  • Type 2
  • Type 4

Which of these is NOT a tool that you would need at the incident?

  • Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Exercise Plan
  • Maps of the affected area
  • Agency Procedures Manual

An Incident Commander’s scope of authority is derived from existing laws, agency policies, and/or ______.

  • Delegation of Authority
  • IMT Position Description
  • Incident Action Plan
  • Outgoing Incident Commander

The Incident Command System (ICS) is:

  • A standardized management tool for meeting the demands of small or large emergency or nonemergency situations.
  • Most applicable to the management of complex incidents that extend over many hours or days.
  • 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 Hurricane Harvey disaster operations.

Which of the following demonstrates a leader’s commitment to duty?

  • Developing subordinates for the future.
  • Stepping out of a tactical role to assume a leadership role when needed.
  • Ensuring tasks are understood.
  • All of the above.

Which Incident Type do these characteristics describe: some or all of the Command and General Staff are activated as well as Division or Group Supervisor and/or Unit Leader positions, the incident extends into multiple operational periods, and a written IAP is required?

  • Type 2
  • Type 5
  • Type 4
  • Type 3

Which type of briefing is delivered to individual resources or crews who are assigned to operational tasks and/or work at or near the incident site?

  • Field-level briefing
  • Operational Period Briefing
  • Section-level briefing
  • Staff-level briefing

Which Incident Type requires regional or national resources, all Command and General Staff positions are activated, branches are activated, personnel may exceed 500 per operational period, and a disaster declaration may occur?

  • Type 1
  • Type 4
  • Type 3
  • Type 2

Which of the following is NOT a recommended characteristic for incident objectives?

  • Measurable and attainable
  • Includes a standard and timeframe
  • Stated in broad terms to allow for flexibility
  • In accordance with the Incident Commander’s authorities

When a more qualified person arrives on scene, which statement best describes what happens?

  • The more qualified person automatically becomes the new Incident Commander and assumes command. The outgoing Incident Commander demobilizes to avoid confusion.
  • The Emergency Operations Center Director must order a Transfer of Command.
  • The more qualified person becomes the new Incident Commander at the beginning of the next operational period.
  • The more qualified person has options based on agency guidelines; these can include assuming command, maintaining command as is, or requesting a more qualified Incident Commander.

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

  • Transfer of Command Briefing
  • Situational Analysis Document
  • List of personnel staffing each Section
  • Lessons Learned Report

Which factor does not impact the complexity of an incident?

  • Community and responder safety
  • Cost considerations of responding agencies
  • Potential hazardous materials
  • Political sensitivity, external influences, and media relations

Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to the number of subordinates that directly report to a supervisor?

  • Modular Organization
  • Chain of Command and Unity of Command
  • Manageable Span of Control
  • Management by Objectives

Which ICS Supervisory Position title is used at the Division/Group organizational level?

  • Officer
  • Supervisor
  • Leader
  • Chief

NIMS provides a consistent framework for incident management at all jurisdictional levels regardless of the cause, size, or complexity of the incident.

  • True
  • False

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