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IS-100.FDA: Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Food and Drug Administration


1. To maintain span of control, the Incident Commander may establish the following four Sections: Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration. These four Sections constitute the:
 A. General Staff.
 B. Deputy Staff.
 C. Director Staff.
 D. Command Staff.


2. The purpose of the Incident Action Plan is to provide personnel with direction for:
 A. Obtaining and maintaining essential personnel, equipment, and supplies.
 B. Taking actions based on the objectives identified in the plan during the operational period.
 C. Maintaining documentation and tracking resources assigned to the incident.
 D. Monitoring the number of resources that report to any one supervisor.


3. What term means that all individuals have a designated supervisor to whom they report at the scene of the incident?
 A. Unity of command
 B. Unified command
 C. Singular command
 D. Delegation of command


4. Which General Staff position is responsible for conducting tactical operations, developing the tactical objectives and organization, and directing all tactical resources?
 A. Planning Section Chief
 B. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 C. Logistics Section Chief
 D. Operations Section Chief


5. Which of the following is the organization that supports (and does not command) the on-scene response during an escalating incident?
 A. Staging Area
 B. Emergency Operations Center
 C. Incident Command Post
 D. Unified Command


6. The Incident Commander is responsible for all ICS management functions until he or she:
 A. Demobilizes the incident or event.
 B. Activates all five management functions.
 C. Consults the Operations Section Chief.
 D. Delegates the function to another person.


7. At each level of the ICS organization, individuals in positions of primary responsibility have distinct titles. Using specific ICS position titles serves three important purposes:

The use of distinct titles allows for filling ICS positions with the most qualified individuals rather than by rank.
Standard position titles are useful when requesting qualified personnel.
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 A. Prestige associated with certain titles helps to motivate responders.
 B. Titles provide a common standard for all responders.
 C. Distinct titles help clarify the activities undertaken by specific personnel.
 D. Position titles help to maintain the normal lines of authority within agencies.






8. TRUE OR FALSE: The Incident Commander is selected primarily based on rank or grade.
 A. True
 B. False


9. TRUE OR FALSE: The ICS organizational structure develops in a modular fashion based on the size and complexity of the incident, as well as the specifics of the hazard environment created by the incident.
 A. True
 B. False


10. Which facility is established to coordinate all incident-related public information activities?
 A. Joint Information Center
 B. Communications Section
 C. Outreach Branch
 D. Media Support Group


11. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to incident management that:
 A. Requires field operations to staff all positions within a common organizational chart used on every incident.
 B. Establishes common processes for planning and managing resources.
 C. Is applicable primarily when responding to natural disasters.
 D. Allows for headquarters organizations to more effectively direct tactical field operations.


12. Transfer of command is defined as the process of:
 A. Moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.
 B. Abiding by institutional policies and guidelines and any applicable rules and regulations.
 C. Blending Incident Commanders from multiple responding agencies into an integrated, unified team.
 D. Gathering, analyzing, and sharing incident-related information and intelligence.


13. Designers of the Incident Command System (ICS) recognized early that ICS must:

Meet the needs of incidents of any kind or size.
Provide logistical and administrative support to ensure that operational staff can meet tactical objectives.
Be cost effective by avoiding duplication of efforts.
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 A. Compensate for incident response failures likely to result from a lack of resources.
 B. Require that a minimum number of personnel be deployed to perform administrative and logistics functions.
 C. Use certified emergency responders to serve as Incident Commanders and Section Chiefs.
 D. Allow personnel from a variety of agencies to meld rapidly into a common management structure.


14. Which of the following terms refers to the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident?
 A. Unity of command
 B. Delegation of authority
 C. Span of control
 D. Form follows function


15. The Incident Commanders within the Unified Command:
 A. Direct separate Operations Sections in order to execute tactics.
 B. Make joint decisions and develop a single Incident Action Plan.
 C. Establish separate objectives for directing their resources.
 D. Are often located at their own Emergency Operations Centers.


16. When communicating, ICS requires that responders DO NOT use:
 A. Common terminology.
 B. Plain English.
 C. Clear text.
 D. Acronyms or jargon.


17. Which of the following Sections is responsible for tracking resources

and compiling the Incident Action Plan?
 A. Finance/Administration Section
 B. Planning Section
 C. Operations Section
 D. Logistics Section


18. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is:
 A. A physical location staffed with personnel trained for and authorized to represent their agency and/or discipline.
 B. A core set of concepts, principles, and terminology for incident command and multiagency coordination.
 C. The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
 D. An orderly line of authority that exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.


19. Which Section would you go to obtain communications equipment or transportation?
 A. Planning Section
 B. Finance/Administration Section
 C. Logistics Section
 D. Operations Section


20. Depending upon the size and type of incident or event, it may be necessary for the Incident Commander to designate personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services for the entire organization. In ICS, these personnel make up the:
 A. General Staff.
 B. Deputy Staff.
 C. Director Staff.
 D. Command Staff.


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