FEMA IS 100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 Answers
1. At the incident scene, who handles media inquires?
A. Media Relations Specialist
B. External Affairs Specialist
C. Communications Officer
D. Public Information Officer
2. Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?
A. Agency Executive
B. Incident Commander
C. Emergency Operations Center Manager
D. Operations Section Chief
3. The Liaison Officer:
A. Tracks resources and maintains incident documentation.
B. Provides information to the public.
C. Arranges for resources and needed services to support the incident objectives.
D. Is the point of contact for other response organizations.
4. 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?
A. Area Command
B. Multiple Command
C. Mutual Command
D. Unified Command
5. After being deployed and arriving on scene at an incident, the first task for response personnel is to:
A. Check in and receive an assignment.
B. Search for potential incident survivors.
C. Locate and assist response personnel.
D. Record and report resource allocation.
6. 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?
A. Operations Section
B. Tactics Section
C. Planning Section
D. Planning Division
7. You are a Group Supervisor working in a Branch within the Operations Section. Who is your immediate supervisor?
A. Branch Executive Officer
B. Branch Leader
C. Branch Chief
D. Branch Director
8. The difference between a Strike Team and a Task Force is:
A. Strike Teams are in the Operations Section while Task Forces are in the Planning Section.
B. Strike Teams report to an Officer while Task Forces report to a Leader.
C. Strike Teams have similar resources while Task Forces are comprised of mixed resources.
D. Strike Teams have a lower span of control ratio when compared to Task Forces.
9. The major activities of the Planning Section include:
A. Setting up and maintaining incident facilities.
B. Providing technology to ensure efficient incident communications.
C. Preparing and documenting Incident Action Plans.
D. Compensating for injury or damage to property.
10. Command is:
A. Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
B. The ability to control information exchange within and across organizations involved in an incident.
C. Based on the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident.
D. Assumed by the individual who is the highest ranking person on the scene regardless of experience or training level.
11. Which of the following organizational entities within the Operations Section may be used to divide an incident geographically?
12. A Deputy is the support position for all of the following positions, EXCEPT:
A. Incident Commander.
B. Branch Director.
C. Section Chief.
D. Public Information Officer.
13. 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.
14. 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?
A. Finance/Administration Section Chief
B. Operations Section Chief
C. Logistics Section Chief
D. Planning Section Chief
15. Interoperability means:
A. Surrounding jurisdictions all purchase the same type of communications hardware and software.
B. Personnel from different jurisdictions can all perform the same tasks using the same protocols.
C. Communication equipment, procedures, and systems can operate together during a response.
D. A single plan is used to direct the tactical assignments with the Operations Section.
16. TRUE OR FALSE: Someone who serves as a Director every day might not hold that title when deployed under an ICS structure.
17. Before leaving an incident assignment, you should do all of the following EXCEPT FOR:
A. Complete all tasks and required forms/reports.
B. Self-dispatch to another incident.
C. Brief replacements, subordinates, and supervisor.
D. Return any incident-issued equipment or other nonexpendable supplies.
18. In ICS, the members of the Command Staff assume the title of:
19. Span of control refers to:
A. The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
B. The process of moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.
C. An orderly line of authority that exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.
D. The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident.
20. Which ICS function records time accounting and procures needed items?
A. Incident Command
21. Check-in, initial briefing, recordkeeping, and demobilization procedures are all necessary to ensure:
22. 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.
23. Which incident facility is the location where personnel and equipment are kept while waiting for tactical assignments?
B. Incident Command Post
D. Staging Area
24. The ability to communicate within ICS is absolutely critical. To ensure efficient, clear communication, ICS requires the use of:
A. Agency-specific codes.
B. Radio codes.
C. Common terminology.
D. Technical language.
25. The Operations Section Chief:
A. Coordinates communication between all responding agencies.
B. Prepares and implements the Incident Communication Plan.
C. Directs tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives.
D. Sets up and maintains all incident facilities and food services.
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