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FEMA IS 200.b: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents Answers

1. When command is transferred, then all personnel with a need to know should be told:
A. The effective time and date of the transfer
B. The limits of the Incident Commander’s scope of authority
C. The Incident Commander’s cell phone number
D. The qualifications of the incoming Incident Commander

2. 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

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

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

5. These levels of the ICS organization may have Deputy positions: Branch Incident Commander __________
A. Division
B. Group
C. Section
D. Staging Area

6. Select the TRUE statement:
A. Formal communication is used in reporting progress of assigned tasks
B. Formal communication requires the use of written reports to document all interactions
C. Informal communication is the preferred method for communicating resource needs
D. Informal communication is prohibited within the Incident Command System

7. Who generally facilitates the Operational Period Briefing?
A. Logistics Section Chief
B. Operations Section Chief
C. Planning Section Chief
D. Public Information Officer

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

9. Typing resources allows managers to make better resource ordering decisions by:
A. Linking resources needed to execute typical response and recovery activities
B. Indicating how the resource can be used when deployed at the incident site
C. Providing detailed information about the best sources for procuring a needed resource
D. Describing the size, capability, and staffing qualifications of a specific resource

10. ICS Form 201:
A. Contains status information for briefing the incoming Incident Commander or team, or other resources
B. Allows a Single Resource Boss to track major activities during each operational period
C. Lists all resources and organization assignments for the upcoming operations period
D. Is completed by the Safety Officer in order to address safety concerns and identify mitigation measures

11. Who is responsible for determining the appropriate tactics for an incident?

A. The Planning Section

B. The Operations Section 

C. The Deputy Incident Commander

D. The Safety Officer

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

13. A delegation of authority:
A. Is required even if the Incident Commander is acting within his or her existing authorities
B. Relieves the granting authority of the ultimate responsibility for the incident
C. Specifies the Incident Action Plan to be implemented by the Incident Commander
D. May be needed when the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities

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

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

16. Select the TRUE statement:
A. A lower ranking but more qualified person may not be designated as the Incident Commander

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. Transfer of command procedures are implemented at the Emergency Operations Center before the Incident Commander arrives at the scene
D. When a new Incident Commander assumes command, the outgoing Incident Commander should be demobilized to avoid confusion

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

18. An individual assuming the role of the Deputy Incident Commander must:
A. Have prior experience predicting workloads and potential staffing needs
B. Have served as a Branch Director within the current organization
C. Be equally capable of assuming the Incident Commander role
D. Be a representative of the jurisdiction at the incident

19. The Medical Unit is responsible for the development of the Medical Plan, obtaining medical aid, and:
A. Provision of emergency services to injured victims at the accident scene
B. Coordination with public health service to determine where critical resources are deployed
C. Authorization prior to purchases of any medical supplies and services
D. Transportation for injured and ill incident personnel

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

21. Select the TRUE statement:
A. ICS encourages the use of unique position titles in order to better meet the specific incident needs
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 organizational structure should include only the functions and positions needed to achieve the incident objectives

22. Select the TRUE statement:
A. Span of control should be established without consideration of factors such as the type of incident, nature of the task, hazards, and safety factors
B. Span of control is accomplished by organizing resources into Teams, Divisions, Groups, Branches, or Sections
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 may be extended beyond 1:10 in order to ensure that more resources can be deployed on complex, large incidents​​