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IS-100.HCB: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Healthcare/Hospitals


1. TRUE OR FALSE: The analysis and sharing of information and intelligence are an important component of ICS.
 A. True
 B. False


2. Select the FALSE statement below.
 A. Agency executives may assign additional resources that have not yet been requested by the Incident Commander.
 B. Supervisors are responsible for recording and reporting changes in resource status.
 C. The Incident Commander may request assistance from the Emergency Operations Center to acquire needed resources.
 D. Resource management should include procedures for recovering and demobilizing resources.


3. The Logistics Section Chief is responsible for all of the following activities, EXCEPT FOR:
 A. Setting up and maintaining incident facilities.
 B. Setting up food services.
 C. Providing communication planning and resources.
 D. Directing tactical activities to achieve the incident objectives.


4. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a viable application in all of the following situations, EXCEPT:
 A. The oversight of a jurisdiction's annual budget.
 B. A hostage situation at a local financial institution.
 C. The planning and operation of a local festival.
 D. A hazardous materials release after a train derailment.


5. Members of the Command Staff are referred to as:
 A. Chiefs.
 B. Deputies
 C. Officers.
 D. Directors.


6. When communicating, ICS requires that responders DO NOT use:
 A. Agency or radio codes.
 B. Clear text.
 C. Plain English.
 D. Common terminology.


7. TRUE OR FALSE: All incidents require some form of recordkeeping. Requirements vary depending upon the agencies involved and the nature of the incident.
 A. True
 B. False


8. In ICS, the term 'resources' refers to all of the following items, EXCEPT FOR:
 A. Personnel.
 B. Funding.
 C. Equipment.
 D. Supplies.


9. All of the following are Command Staff positions, EXCEPT FOR:
 A. Safety Officer.
 B. HazMat Officer.
 C. Liaison Officer.
 D. Public Information Officer.


10. When completing ICS records or documents, you should follow all of the below guidelines, EXCEPT FOR:
 A. Create your own unique reporting formats.
 B. Print or type all entries.
 C. Fill in all blanks by using N/A as appropriate.
 D. Enter the date and time on all forms and records.


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


12. The analysis and sharing of information and intelligence is an important component of ICS. All of the following are examples of operational information sources, EXCEPT FOR:
 A. Weather forecasts.
 B. Surveillance of disease outbreak.
 C. Risk assessments.
 D. Unsubstantiated media reports.


13. The Incident Commander depends on the Logistics Section Chief to:
 A. Develop the Incident Action Plan.
 B. Interface with representatives from assisting and coordinating agencies.
 C. Direct tactical activities to achieve the incident objectives.
 D. Provide facilities, services, and material support for the incident.


14. Select the FALSE statement below.
 A. Chain of command restricts personnel to communicating or sharing information outside their organizational units.
 B. Chain of command avoids confusion by requiring that orders flow from supervisors.
 C. Chain of command allows an Incident Commander to direct and control the actions of all personnel under his or her supervision.
 D. Chain of command requires that all task assignments and direction come from the individual's supervisor at the incident scene.


15. 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.


16. What does unity of command mean?
 A. Responders receive assignments only from a superior within their home agency.
 B. Tactical direction is provided by the agency executive.
 C. There is only one Incident Commander per incident.
 D. Personnel report to only one ICS supervisor.


17. Which action is INCONSISTENT with ICS chain of command principles?
 A. Requests for additional resources are being communicated from the Task Force Leader to the Operations Section Chief.
 B. Members from one strike team warn the members of a second strike team about hazardous road conditions ahead.
 C. The on-scene Public Information Officer is being assigned tasks by both the agency executive's press secretary and the Incident Commander.
 D. After the Planning Section Chief assembles the Incident Action Plan, it must be approved by the Incident Commander.


18. Which of the following Sections is responsible for contract negotiation and monitoring?
 A. Planning Section
 B. Finance/Administration Section
 C. Operations Section
 D. Logistics Section


19. Which Section is responsible for developing plans for maintaining incident documentation?
 A. Planning Section
 B. Logistics Section
 C. Operations Section
 D. Finance/Administration Section


20. Select the FALSE statement below.
 A. During an incident, the Liaison Officer is responsible for ensuring flow of communication within the ICS organization.
 B. Prior to an incident, response partners should work together to ensure that communication equipment, procedures, and systems can operate together.
 C. A common communications plan is essential for ensuring that personnel can communicate with one another during an incident.
 D. Integrating communications can be as simple as making sure you have current phone numbers of all key players.


21. Select the FALSE statement below about completing ICS records or forms.
 A. Fill in all blanks. Use N/A as appropriate.
 B. Enter date and time on all forms and records. Use local time.
 C. Print or type all entries.
 D. Avoid using military 24-hour time.


22. Interoperability means:
 A. Personnel from different jurisdictions can all perform the same tasks using the same protocols.
 B. Communication equipment, procedures, and systems can operate together during a response.
 C. Surrounding jurisdictions all purchase the same type of communications hardware and software.
 D. A single plan is used to direct the tactical assignments with the Operations Section.


23. When communicating, ICS requires the use of:
 A. Radio codes.
 B. Agency-specific codes.
 C. Plain English.
 D. Technical language.


24. ICS facilitates the ability to communicate by using:
 A. Common terminology.
 B. Acronyms.
 C. ICS-specific codes.
 D. NIMS lexicon.


25. You are working to track the status of all resources assigned to the incident. What Section are you in?
 A. Logistics Section
 B. Planning Section
 C. Operations Section
 D. Finance/Administration Section


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