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IS-100.SCA: Introduction to the Incident Command System for Schools


1. Which incident facility is the location where personnel and equipment are kept while waiting to be assigned?:
 A. Base
 B. Staging Area
 C. Camp
 D. Incident Command Post


2. Expansion of incidents may require the 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. Deputy Staff.
 B. General Staff.
 C. Director Staff.
 D. Command Staff.


3. 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. Public Information Officer
 B. Safety Officer
 C. Liaison Officer
 D. Resource Officer


4. After check-in, you should:
 A. Locate your incident supervisor and obtain your initial briefing
 B. Report to the command post.
 C. Determine your return mode of transportation.
 D. Arrange for personal supplies needed for the incident.


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


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


7. There is no correlation between the ICS organization and the administrative structure of any single jurisdiction or agency, such as a school. This is deliberate because:
 A. Every incident or event requires that different management functions be performed.
 B. It avoids confusion over whom you should take direction from.
 C. On small incidents and events, one person, the Incident Commander, may accomplish all five management functions.
 D. In ICS, the person at the top of the organization can act with less political pressure.


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


9. Which incident facility would be equipped and staffed to provide food, water, sleeping areas, and sanitary services for Search and Rescue Teams assigned to a school incident?
 A. Incident Command Post
 B. Staging Area
 C. Camp
 D. Helibase


10. 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. Titles provide a common standard for all responders.
 B. Prestige associated with certain titles helps to motivate responders.
 C. Position titles allow for proper reimbursement of personnel.
 D. Position titles help to maintain the normal lines of authority within agencies.


11. 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 for the use of ICS?
 A. The planning and operation of the Central City High School annual Spring Celebration, including a parade and fair.
 B. The oversight of the annual fiscal budget for the Brownsville Library, including the procurement of new books.
 C. The oversight of safety issues associated with Mrs. Butler's 10th grade chemistry class throughout the school year.
 D. The management of nursing staff at the City General Hospital during weekend shifts.


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


13. 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. Taking actions based on the objectives identified in the plan during the operational period.
 B. Obtaining and maintaining essential personnel, equipment, and supplies.
 C. Maintaining documentation and tracking resources assigned to the incident.
 D. Monitoring the number of resources that report to any one supervisor.


14. Designers of the system 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 meettactical objectives.
Be cost effective by avoiding duplication of efforts.
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 A. Require that a minimum number of personnel be deployed to perform administrative and logistics functions.
 B. Compensate for incident response failures likely to result from a lack of resources.
 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.


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


16. A football field is used as a take off and landing location for helicopters following a tornado at a school. This ICS facility is a:
 A. Helispot.
 B. Staging Area.
 C. Camp.
 D. Incident Command Post.


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


18. A basic ICS principle is that the first Incident Commander is responsible until the:
 A. Command is transferred to a more qualified responder.
 B. Event or incident has demobilized.
 C. Next operational period has begun.
 D. Authority is delegated to another person.


19. Which of the following would you expect to see in an Incident Action Plan?
 A. Detailed cost estimates for implementing the proposed activities.
 B. A schematic showing all communication equipment in use at the incident.
 C. Measurable tactical operations to be achieved within the specified period.
 D. Long term mitigation strategies.


20. 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. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 B. Planning Section Chief
 C. Logistics Section Chief
 D. Operations Section Chief


21. 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. Determine procedures for reimbursing your headquarters.
 B. Locate personnel in case of an emergency.
 C. Identify purchasing authority and procedures.
 D. Determine how food and lodging will be provided.


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


23. 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. Delegation of authority.
 B. Unity of command.
 C. Span of control.
 D. Form follows function.


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


25. 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. Finance/Administration Section Chief
 B. Planning Section Chief
 C. Logistics Section Chief
 D. Operations Section Chief


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