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IS-100.FWA: Intro to Incident Command System (ICS 100) for Federal Workers


1. Which Command Staff position serves as the conduit between internal and external stakeholders, including the media, or other organizations seeking information directly from the incident or event?
 A. Liaison Officer
 B. Safety Officer
 C. Public Information Officer
 D. Resource Officer


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


3. Check-in officially logs you in at the incident. The check-in process and information help to:

Ensure personnel accountability.
Track resources.
Prepare personnel for assignments and reassignments.
Organize the demobilization process.
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 A. Identify purchasing authority and procedures.
 B. Locate personnel in case of an emergency.
 C. Determine procedures for reimbursing your headquarters.
 D. Determine how food and lodging will be provided.


4. After check-in, you should:
 A. Determine your return mode of transportation.
 B. Report to the Incident Command Post.
 C. Locate your incident supervisor and obtain your initial briefing.
 D. Arrange personal items needed for your estimated length of stay.


5. Which position is the only one that is always staffed in ICS applications?
 A. Incident Commander
 B. Safety Officer
 C. Operations Section Chief
 D. Public Information Officer


6. Which General Staff position manages costs related to the incident, and provides accounting, procurement, and cost analyses?
 A. Logistics Section Chief
 B. Planning Section Chief
 C. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 D. Operations Section Chief


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. Distinct titles help clarify the activities undertaken by specific personnel.
 B. Prestige associated with certain titles helps to motivate responders.
 C. Titles provide a common standard for all responders.
 D. Position titles help to maintain the normal lines of authority within agencies.


8. Which General Staff position prepares and documents the Incident Action Plan, collects and evaluates information, maintains resource status, and maintains documentation for incident records?
 A. Logistics Section Chief
 B. Planning Section Chief
 C. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 D. Operations Section Chief


9. Which General Staff position 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. Logistics Section Chief
 B. Planning Section Chief
 C. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 D. Operations Section Chief


10. Which Command Staff position serves as the primary contact for supporting agencies assigned to an incident?
 A. Liaison Officer
 B. Safety Officer
 C. Public Information Officer
 D. Resource Officer


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


12. An expanding incident may require delegation of authority for the performance of Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance/Administration functions. The people who perform these four management functions are designated as the:
 A. Director Staff.
 B. General Staff.
 C. Deputy Staff.
 D. Command Staff.


13. 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. Director Staff.
 B. General Staff.
 C. Deputy Staff.
 D. Command Staff.


14. Which organization within the Operations Section includes a combination of mixed resources with common communications operating under the direct supervision of a Leader?
 A. Unit
 B. Division
 C. Strike Team
 D. Task Force


15. A basic ICS principle is that the first Incident Commander is responsible until the:
 A. Next operational period has begun.
 B. Event or incident has demobilized.
 C. Five management functions are activated.
 D. Authority is delegated to another person.


16. There is no correlation between the ICS organization and the administrative structure of any single agency or jurisdiction. This is deliberate because:
 A. On small incidents and events, one person, the Incident Commander, may accomplish all five management functions.
 B. Confusion over different position titles and organizational structures has been a significant stumbling block to effective incident management in the past.
 C. Every incident or event requires that different management functions be performed.
 D. In ICS, the person at the top of the organization can act with less political pressure.


17. Which incident facility is positioned outside of the present and potential hazard area, but close enough to the incident to maintain command?
 A. Camp
 B. Staging Area
 C. Base
 D. Incident Command Post


18. Which facility is the location where personnel, supplies, and equipment are temporarily housed or parked while awaiting operational assignment?
 A. Camp
 B. Staging area
 C. Base
 D. Incident Command Post


19. The ability to communicate within ICS is absolutely critical. To ensure efficient, clear communication, ICS requires the use of:
 A. Common terminology.
 B. Technical language.
 C. Agency-specific codes.
 D. Radio codes.


20. Which of the following would you expect to see in an Incident Action Plan?
 A. Measurable tactical operations to be achieved within the specified period.
 B. A schematic showing all communication equipment in use at the incident.
 C. Detailed cost estimates for implementing the proposed activities.
 D. Listing of all staff members currently deployed to the incident.


21. One ICS principle relates to the supervisory structure of the organization and pertains to the number of individuals or resources one incident supervisor can manage effectively. This operating guideline is referred to as:
 A. Span of control.
 B. Unity of command.
 C. Delegation of authority.
 D. Form follows function.


22. Within the Incident Command System, unity of command means that:
 A. Resources within the same organizational element will be identical types.
 B. Each individual will be assigned to only one supervisor.
 C. When deployed to an incident, individuals work for the same supervisor who manages day-to-day work activities.
 D. Separate Operations Sections would be established under the direction of each Incident Commander within the Unified Command.


23. Which Command Staff position monitors safety conditions and develops measures for assuring the safety of all assigned personnel?
 A. Liaison Officer
 B. Safety Officer
 C. Public Information Officer
 D. Resource Officer


24. The majority of Presidentially declared disasters under the Robert T. Stafford Act involve multiple agencies with different geographical or functional jurisdictions or different levels of government. To ensure unity of effort, the Joint Field Office (JFO) is led by the:
 A. Unified Coordination Group
 B. Incident Command Group
 C. Unity of Command Group
 D. National Response Coordination Group


25. ICS has been used to manage incidents such as fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and acts of terrorism. Which of the following situations represents another viable application of ICS?
 A. The oversight of day-to-day worker safety issues at the headquarters building.
 B. The oversight of the annual fiscal budget for the National Response Coordination Center, including the procurement of new computers.
 C. The planning and security operations associated with national political conventions.
 D. The management of cafeteria staff at the Emergency Management Institute during weekend shifts.


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