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FEMA IS 200.HCA: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations Answers


1. Select the TRUE statement:
 A. ICS organizational structure should include only the functions and positions needed to achieve the incident objectives.
 B. ICS positions may be combined in order to save on staffing or achieve a higher level of efficiency.
 C. ICS recognizes that an Incident Commander may not be necessary if an Operations Section Chief is assigned.
 D. ICS encourages the use of unique position titles in order to better meet the specific incident needs.


2. Which ICS form can serve as the initial Incident Action Plan?
 A. Form 201.
 B. Form 202.
 C. Form 204.
 D. Form 215.


3. Which General Staff position conducts tactical operations, develops the tactical objectives and organization, and directs all tactical resources?
 A. Planning Section Chief
 B. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 C. Operations Section Chief
 D. Logistics Section Chief


4. Who typically facilitates the Operations Period Briefing?
 A. Agency Representative
 B. Public Information Officer
 C. Planning Section Chief
 D. Logistics Section Chief


5. Select the TRUE statement:
 A. Formal communication is used for exchanging all incident information.
 B. Formal communication is used in reporting progress of assigned tasks.
 C. Informal communication is the preferred method for communicating resource needs.
 D. Informal communication is prohibited within the Incident Command System.


6. Chris Smith is the Situation Unit Leader. No Planning Section Chief is assigned. Who does Chris Smith report to?
 A. Public Information Officer
 B. Operations Section Chief
 C. No Direct Supervisor
 D. Incident Commander


7. Representatives from Assisting or Cooperating Agencies and Organizations coordinate through the:
 A. Public Information Officer
 B. Operations Section Chief
 C. Logistics Section Chief
 D. Liaison Officer


8. The Operations Briefing:
 A. Sets forth the specific tasks, reporting relationships, and expectations for support staff.
 B. Presents the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the upcoming period to supervisory personnel.
 C. Helps keep the public and media informed about the incident status and operational accomplishments.
 D. Provides an orientation to individual resources at the beginning of their assignments.


9. Select the TRUE statement:
 A. Transfer of command procedures are implemented at the Emergency Operations Center before the Incident Commander arrives at the scene.
 B. Upon arriving at an incident the higher ranking person will either assume command, maintain command as is, or reassign command to a third party.
 C. When a new Incident Commander assumes command, the outgoing Incident Commander should be demobilized to avoid confusion.
 D. A lower ranking but more qualified person may not be designated as the Incident Commander.


10. Which is the top priority within the ICS common leadership responsibilities?
 A. Encouraging creativity and risk taking.
 B. Ensuring safe work practices.
 C. Enhancing partnerships with Agency Representatives.
 D. Establishing agency policies for future incidents.


11. Select the TRUE statement:
 A. Span of control is accomplished by organizing resources into Teams, Divisions, Groups, Branches, or Sections.
 B. Span of control may be extended beyond 1:10 in order to ensure that more resources can be deployed on complex, large incidents.
 C. Span of control is less of a factor of concern for incidents that are resolved within the initial operational period.
 D. Span of control should be established without consideration of factors such as the type of incident, nature of the task, hazards, and safety factors.


12. Which Section is responsible for handling claims related to property damage, injuries, or fatalities at the incident?
 A. Logistics Section
 B. Operations Section
 C. Finance/Administration Section
 D. Planning Section


13. Which positions make up the Command Staff?
 A. Staging Area Manager, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer.
 B. Public Information Officer, Liaison Officer, Safety Officer.
 C. Liaison Officer, Public Information Officer, Agency Executive.
 D. Safety Officer, Logistics Section Chief, Public Information Officer.


14. Resources within the Staging Areas:
 A. Include out-of-service resources that are being made ready for deployment.
 B. Are managed by the Logistics Section.
 C. Include those being made ready for demobilization and return to their jurisdictions.
 D. Are available and ready for assignment.


15. The Agency Executive is:
 A. Responsible for coordinating with other agencies through their Liaison Officer.
 B. Responsible for overseeing the Staging Area.
 C. Responsible for establishing overall priorities and delegating authority to the Incident Commander to manage the incident.
 D. Responsible for managing the incident alongside the Incident Commander.


16. Branches within the ICS organization can be established:
 A. Within Groups to organize resources.
 B. Geographically or functionally.
 C. Under the supervision of a Leader.
 D. Along agency jurisdictional lines.


17. Who is responsible for determining the appropriate tactics for an incident?
 A. The Planning Section
 B. The Safety Officer
 C. The Deputy Incident Commander
 D. The Operations Section


18. _________________ means that each individual involved in incident operations will be assigned to only one supervisor.
 A. Supervisor Authority
 B. Span of Control
 C. Unified Command
 D. Unity of Command


19. These levels of the ICS organization may have Deputy positions:

Branch
Incident Commander
_______________

 A. Group
 B. Division
 C. Section
 D. Staging Area


20. The Medical Unit is responsible for:
 A. Coordinating with public health services to determine where critical resources are deployed.
 B. Providing emergency services to injured victims at the accident scene.
 C. Authorizing purchases of any medical supplies and services.
 D. Providing medical screening, evaluation and follow-up of employees who are assigned to an incident.


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