Intro to ICS Exam Prep Audit Quiz

Question 1 of 118

Which position is responsible for monitoring activities to assure the safety of personnel?
  Operations Section Chief
  Medical Officer
  Compensation/Claims Unit Leader
  Safety Officer

Question 2 of 118

What is the map symbol for the Staging Area?
  The letters SA next to a circle
  A circle around the letter S
  The letters SA inside a square
  The letters SA

Question 3 of 118

It is the job of the __________ to provide information to the media.
  Information Unit Manager
  Liaison Officer
  Planning Section Chief
  Public Information Officer

Question 4 of 118

What is the ICS term for a functional area of operations?
  Group
  Sector
  Branch
  Division

Question 5 of 118

Groups normally report to which ICS organizational element?
  Planning
  Finance/Administration
  Logistics
  Operations

Question 6 of 118

The __________ is the location from which incident operations are directed.
  Headquarters
  Operations Desk
  Incident Base
  Incident Command Post

Question 7 of 118

Until authority for the management of major ICS functions has been delegated, performance of those functions is __________.
  Delegated to Single Resources
  Unnecessary
  Performed by the Incident Commander
  Deferred until the Incident Commander delegates the functions

Question 8 of 118

ICS was developed in response to what event?
  Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Towers
  Loma Prieta earthquake
  Hurricane Katrina
  A series of California fires in the 1970's

Question 9 of 118

Where are available resources held while awaiting assignment?
  Camp
  Holding Area
  Incident Base
  Staging Area

Question 10 of 118

What is your first task upon being deployed to an incident?
  Review the Incident Action Plan
  Check in
  Obtain a briefing
  Assess the situation

Question 11 of 118

Who is responsible directing and controlling the incident?
  Incident Manager
  Incident Section Chief
  Incident Commander
  Operations Section Chief

Question 12 of 118

Which phrase best describes the kinds of situations the Incident Command System is useful for?
  Prolonged, complex incidents
  Incidents involving multiple juridications and agencies
  Natural disasters
  A wide variety of incidents

Question 13 of 118

Which section is established first?
  Planning
  Operations
  Logistics
  Groups/Divisions

Question 14 of 118

Which ICS organizational element maintains, repairs, and fuels mechanized equipment, excluding aircraft?
  Engineering Group
  Service Branch
  Mechanical Unit
  Ground support Unit

Question 15 of 118

Which phrase best describes the organizational structure of the ICS organization?
  It is the same regardless of the type or size of incident
  It can be adapted to conform with existing local incident management procedures
  It is scalable in response to the needs of the situation
  It is best suited to complex, prolonged or large incidents

Question 16 of 118

The Resources Unit is a part of which ICS organizational element?
  Logistics
  Operations
  Situation
  Planning

Question 17 of 118

Which is a component of the Planning/Organizational structure of ICS?
  Accountability
  Comprehensive resource management
  Integrated communications
  Management by objectives

Question 18 of 118

In the correct order of the incident priorities, which comes second?
  Property preservation
  Environmental conservation
  Life safety
  Incident stabilization

Question 19 of 118

Who is responsible for ensuring safety at the incident?
  Incident Commander
  Compensation/Claims Unit Leader
  Operations Chief
  Medical Officer

Question 20 of 118

Who is responsible for providing the needed services and support resources for the incident?
  Resources Unit Leader
  Planning Section Chief
  Logistics Section Chief
  Facilities Unit Leader

Question 21 of 118

Which position serves as a point of contact for representatives from other response agencies?
  Public Information Officer
  Incident Commander
  Staging Area Manager
  Liaison Officer

Question 22 of 118

All of the following units are part of the Finance/Administration Section EXCEPT ONE. CHOOSE THE EXCEPTION.
  Time
  Documentation
  Procurement
  Compensation

Question 23 of 118

Personnel and major pieces of equipment that are available for assingment and for which status is maintained are examples of ICS __________.
  Resources
  Groups
  Divisions
  Assets

Question 24 of 118

What will be the result of failure to apply the principle of span of control?
  Committing more resources than needed to the incident
  Tactical units being given conflicting and/or confusing orders
  Subordinates accountable to more than one supervisor
  More resources being assigned to a supervisor than can be effectively managed

Question 25 of 118

Which is an example of a predesignated ICS facility?
  Command staff
  Safety zone
  Strike Team
  Camp

Question 26 of 118

A Staging Area is an example of an ICS _________.
  Facility
  Organizational element
  Logistical element
  Resource

Question 27 of 118

Which ICS organizational element is responsible for ordering, receiving, storing, and distributing supplies?
  Ordering Manager
  Resources Unit
  Support Unit
  Supply Unit

Question 28 of 118

Which ICS organizational element is responsible for preparing and documenting the Incident Action Plan?
  Operations Section
  Planning Section
  Command Staff
  Logistics Section

Question 29 of 118

When is the use of an Incident Action Plan (IAP) optional in ICS?
  Never- an IAP is required by ICS for all incidents
  When the incident is handled with resources from within a single agency
  When the incident is handled within a single operational period
  Whe the incident is handled by the initially dispatched resources

Question 30 of 118

Span of control for a single ICS supervisor is _____ subordinates.
  5 to 8
  5 to 10
  3 to 7
  8 to 12

Question 31 of 118

Which is an essential feature of effective ICS?
  Reciprocal aid agreements
  Scalar organization
  Decentralized command authority
  Common terminology

Question 32 of 118

Anyone appointed to a Deputy Section Chief position should __________.
  Be qualified to operate in a Unified Command
  Be selected from within the existing organizational structure
  Be similarly qualified as the Section Chief
  Have previous experience in a similar position

Question 33 of 118

In the ICS, who is responsible for overall management of the incident?
  Planning Staff
  Incident Commander
  Section Chiefs
  General Staff

Question 34 of 118

Which item is most typically included in an Initial Briefing?
  Projected duration of incident
  Purchasing and payroll procedures
  Check-in locations
  Operational periods

Question 35 of 118

Which is a unique feature of Unified Command?
  All jurisdictions involved in the incident form a single command structure
  The chain of command is clearly defined and strictly adhered to
  All members of the command staff agree to the same set of objectives, tactics and strategy for the incident
  Each subordinate is accountable to only one supervisor

Question 36 of 118

What is the ICS title for the person in charge of a Section?
  Supervisor
  Chief
  Director
  Commander

Question 37 of 118

What is the ICS title for the person in charge of a Task Force?
  Commander
  Leader
  Supervisor
  Director

Question 38 of 118

Which statement about the behavior of personnel working a major incident is the most correct?
  Supervisors of crews working in isolated, remote locations may adjust standards of conduct accordingly
  All personnel should conduct themselves in a calm and professional manner at all times
  It may be necessary to take independent action if your direct supervisor is insufficiently qualified
  In stressful situations, minor lapses in professional conduct should be expected and tolerated

Question 39 of 118

For which type of incident is a written Incident Action Plan required?
  All incidents
  Suspected terrorist/criminal
  Hazardous materials
  Those using Unified Command

Question 40 of 118

Which ICS organizational element is responsible for oversight of all financial and cost analysis aspects of the incident?
  Comptroller
  Finance/Administration
  Procurement
  Cost

Question 41 of 118

Branches are established when __________.
  Both Divisions and Groups must report to the same supervisor
  The number of Groups and Divisions exceeds span of control
  The incident is not readily divided either functionally or geographically
  Both Groups and Divisions are established for the same incident

Question 42 of 118

Generally, the ideal span of control in ICS is _____ to one.
  4
  7
  3
  5

Question 43 of 118

Who is responsible for advising the Incident Commander regarding information sharing and media relations?
  Public Information Officer
  Agency Representative
  Planning Section Chief
  Liaison Officer

Question 44 of 118

Which position is part of the Command Staff?
  Liaison
  Agency Representative
  Operations
  Resource

Question 45 of 118

The use of ICS by all agencies in the management of emergency incidents is mandated by __________.
  The National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  The National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA)
  The Emergency Management Institute (EMI)
  The United States Fire Administration (USFA)

Question 46 of 118

Which element of integrated communication must be established before an incident occurs?
  The communications plan
  Policies for bandwidth utilization
  Local staffing resources
  Integrated voice and data communication system

Question 47 of 118

Which statement best describes when an Incident Command Post (ICP) should be established?
  For any incident utilizing Unified Command
  For all incidents
  For major incidents
  Whenever Command and General staff functions are activated

Question 48 of 118

Which unit is part of the Service Branch?
  Communications
  Resources
  Staging
  Cost

Question 49 of 118

Which statement about Unity of Command and Unified Command is correct?
  Unity of Command applies to all incidents; Unified Command applies to some incidents
  Unity of Command and Unified Command are the same thing
  Unity of Command applies to management personnel; Unified Command applies to all personnel
  Unity of Command refers to organization; Unified Command refers to function

Question 50 of 118

Which is a temporary location in the incident area where helicopters may safely land and take off?
  Air Operations Post
  Helispot
  Helibase
  Air Support Base

Question 51 of 118

Which item is a typical weakness in incident response where ICS is not implemented?
  Failure of tactics
  Inadequate resources
  "Candle-moth" syndrome
  Poor communication

Question 52 of 118

What is the ICS title for the person in charge of a Group?
  Commander
  Leader
  Supervisor
  Director

Question 53 of 118

Which statement about the modular organization is correct?
  Only those sections that are needed should be created and staffed
  All modular elements should be activated and staffed
  The IC should not perform management of other major functions
  It develops from the bottom to the top

Question 54 of 118

Which is an example of a Group?
  Security
  Interior
  A
  East

Question 55 of 118

Which essential feature of ICS states that there must be an orderly line of authority in the incident management organization?
  Division of labor
  Chain of command
  Lines of authority
  Unity of command

Question 56 of 118

Which is an example of a standard ICS facility?
  Helispot
  Landing zone
  Airbase
  Helipad

Question 57 of 118

Clear text refers to the use of __________.
  Face-to-face communication in place of radio
  Plain English in radio communications
  Standard radio ten codes
  Cellular phones in place of radio

Question 58 of 118

Which ICS organizational function is part of the Support Branch?
  Facilities
  Compensation/claims
  Situation
  Records

Question 59 of 118

Which is an essential feature of effective ICS?
  High degree of tactics-level autonomy
  Manageable span-of-control
  Rapid deployment of staged resources
  Pre-incident planning

Question 60 of 118

What is the map symbol for a Helispot?
  An H inside a circle
  An H alongside a colored circle or dot
  An H inside a triangle
  An H inside a square

Question 61 of 118

Which is an example of a Division?
  Attack
  Rescue
  West
  Ventilation

Question 62 of 118

The position title "Officer" applies to which ICS organizational element?
  Division/Group
  Branch
  Command Staff
  Section

Question 63 of 118

Which statement about transfer of command is correct?
  Avoid transfer during the transition between operational periods
  Transfer of command must be accompanied by a briefing
  Command should be transferred to a person of equal or higher rank
  Avoid transfer of command during the growth phase of the incident

Question 64 of 118

What is the ICS resource terminology for an Emergency Medical Technician?
  Unit
  Single Resource
  Technical Specialist
  Officer

Question 65 of 118

Which capability is unique to the ICS modular organization?
  One that incorporates personnel from several different agencies
  The ability to expand and contract according to the needs of the incident
  Clearly defined and limited areas of responsibility and authority
  The ability to expand span-of-control along with the incident

Question 66 of 118

Who does the Safety Officer report to?
  Resources Section Chief
  Command Staff
  Incident Commander
  Operations Section Chief

Question 67 of 118

Which feature of ICS allows for the appointment of the most qualified individuals to fill positions regardless of their rank at their home agencies?
  Modular organization
  Chain of command
  Unique position titles
  Management by objective

Question 68 of 118

Which position must be staffed in every ICS organization?
  All the above
  Incident Commander
  Safety Officer
  Operations Chief

Question 69 of 118

Who does the Service Branch report to?
  Logistics Section Chief
  Resources Unit Leader
  Incident Commander
  Operations Section Chief

Question 70 of 118

You have arrived at the incident and checked-in. What should you do next?
  Obtain and review a copy of the Incident Action Plan
  Obtain and review a copy of the Communications Plan
  Receive an initial briefing from your supervisor
  Give the Staging Area Manager your personnel list

Question 71 of 118

Which statement about transfer of command is correct?
  Notification should be made to incident staff that transfer of command has occurred
  Command should be transferred to a person of equal or higher rank
  Transfer of command should occur during the first operational period
  Avoid transfer of command during the growth phase of the incident

Question 72 of 118

What is the ICS title for the person in charge of a Division?
  Supervisor
  Commander
  Boss
  Director

Question 73 of 118

Establishing integrated communications is facilitated through the use of __________.
  Mobile repeater sites
  Digital radio technology
  A Communications Unit
  A communications plan

Question 74 of 118

What is the ICS organizational title for a manager of a Branch?
  Commander
  Director
  Leader
  Supervisor

Question 75 of 118

Which Unit is part of the Planning Section?
  Data
  Information
  Situation
  Status

Question 76 of 118

The Logistics function is part of which ICS organizational element?
  Planning Section
  Resources Section
  Command Staff
  General Staff

Question 77 of 118

Who is responsible for establishing the incident objectives?
  Planning Section Chief
  Operations Section Chief
  Command Staff
  Incident Commander

Question 78 of 118

If all the major management functions of the ICS organization are to be fulfilled by a single individual, who will that be?
  Division Supervisor
  Operations Section Chief
  The first arriving officer
  Incident Commander

Question 79 of 118

The Demobilization Unit is a part of which ICS organizational element?
  Operations
  Logistics
  Resources
  Planning

Question 80 of 118

Which standard ICS facility is equipped to provide sleeping areas, food, water and sanitary services for personnel?
  Personnel Service Area (PSA)
  Logistics unit
  Camp
  Staging Area

Question 81 of 118

A feature of the ICS modular organization is its ability to __________.
  Incorporate personnel from several different agencies
  Expand span-of-control along with the incident
  Change in size and complexity as needed
  Blend new organizational elements into existing local management structures

Question 82 of 118

From the list below, which is the best reason for transferring command?
  Unified Command has been established
  The incident is changing in size and complexity
  A higher ranking official has arrived on scene
  All Command and General Staff positions have been filled

Question 83 of 118

Who does the Liaison Officer report to?
  Command Staff
  Operations Section Chief
  Incident Commander
  Agency Representative

Question 84 of 118

Which ICS organizational element is responsible for distributing and maintaining communications equipment?
  Facilities Unit
  Support Branch
  Signal Group
  Communications Unit

Question 85 of 118

Which element of the ICS typically has the most resources assigned to it?
  Command
  Divisions
  Logistics
  Operations

Question 86 of 118

Which is an example of a predesignated ICS facility?
  Division
  Hand crew
  Base
  Static water supply

Question 87 of 118

What is an advantage of Unified Command?
  Maintains and reinforces span of control
  Delegates decision making to a single Incident Commander
  Eliminates the need for Unity of Command
  Reduces inefficiency and duplication of effort

Question 88 of 118

When is a Unified Command most appropriate?
  The duration of the incident will span several operational periods
  There is lack of consensus among the Command Staff
  All senior officers are of equal rank
  The incident involves several jurisdictions

Question 89 of 118

What is the map symbol for a Camp?
  A small pictograph of a tent
  A triangle around the letter C
  A white C inside a solid black square
  A circle around the letter C

Question 90 of 118

A Deputy Incident Commander should __________.
  Have similar qualifications as the Incident Commander
  Be equal in rank the Incident Commander
  Be from the same agency as the Incident Commander
  Have previous experience in a similar position

Question 91 of 118

The Operations function is part of which ICS organizational element?
  General Staff
  Tactical Group
  Command Staff
  Unified Command

Question 92 of 118

What is a Task Force?
  A team of resources that remains intact throughout its involvement in the incident
  A combination of mixed resources with a leader and common means of communication
  Any group of similar resources with a leader and common means of communication
  A group of resources that travel to the incident, to be deployed as individual resources upon arrival as needed

Question 93 of 118

Which incident objective is third in priority?
  Incident stabilization
  Environmental/property preservation
  Safety of the public
  Safety of personnel

Question 94 of 118

What is the maximum number of Incident Command Posts that may be established for a single incident?
  3
  1
  There is no fixed maximum number
  2

Question 95 of 118

Who is responsible for providing information to internal and external stakeholders?
  Incident Commander
  Communications Unit Manager
  Planning Section Chief
  Agency Representative

Question 96 of 118

Which essential feature of ICS states that every individual reports to only one designated supervisor?
  Division of labor
  Span of control
  Chain of command
  Unity of command

Question 97 of 118

What is a Strike Team?
  A combination of different resource types assembled for a single mission
  Staged resources temporarily assembled to perform a specified task, and dispersed upon completion of the task
  A group of like resources with a leader and a common means of communication
  Resources that travel to the incident as a group, with individual units deployed as needed upon arrival

Question 98 of 118

What is the map symbol for the Base?
  A circle around the letter B
  The letter B inside a square
  A white B inside a black triangle
  A star around the letter B

Question 99 of 118

The Finance/Administration function is part of which ICS organizational element?
  Accounting Group
  Command Staff
  General Staff
  Resource Section

Question 100 of 118

Which function is a responsibility of the Planning Section?
  Establish communications net
  Track status of resources
  Administer contracts
  Set up facilities

Question 101 of 118

Which facility may be established in the Unified Command structure for coordination of all incident-related public information activities?
  Joint Information Center
  Media and Information Group
  Emergency Operations Center
  Public Information Unit

Question 102 of 118

Single Resources, Strike Teams, and Task Forces are examples of ICS organizational __________.
  Resources
  Groups
  Divisions
  Assets

Question 103 of 118

Which is a common occurrence with Integrated General Staff within Unified Command?
  Establishment of more than one Operations Section
  Appointment of Section Chiefs and Deputy Section Chiefs from different agencies
  Establishment of an approval process prior to implementation of operations
  Co-location of all general staff functions

Question 104 of 118

The Staging Area is a part of which ICS organizational element?
  Planning
  Resources
  Operations
  Logistics

Question 105 of 118

Which ICS organizational element is responsible for the collection and evaluation of incident information and intelligence?
  Planning
  Intelligence
  Logistics
  Situation

Question 106 of 118

What is the primary location where logistic and administrative functions are performed?
  Base
  Incident Command Post
  Staging Area
  Headquarters

Question 107 of 118

Which position is part of the Command Staff?
  Spokesperson
  Planning
  Safety
  Finance/Administration

Question 108 of 118

Which facility will always be remotely located from the Incident Base?
  Staging Area
  Camp
  Command Post
  Helibase

Question 109 of 118

What makes Unified Command different from Single Command?
  Each of the joint Incident Commanders in a Unified Command may oversee a different Operations Section
  Unified Command is used for incidents spanning several operational periods
  All responsible agencies participate as a team to manage the incident
  Unified Command deploys resources from several agencies on a single incident

Question 110 of 118

Which standard ICS facility is most likely to be located in a vehicle?
  Check-in Recorder
  Incident Command Post
  Medical Unit
  Situation Status Display

Question 111 of 118

Which Unit is part of the Planning Section?
  Documentation
  Analysis
  Compensation/claims
  Forecasting

Question 112 of 118

Which is a component of the essential ICS feature of accountability?
  Standard operating procedures
  Division of labor
  The buddy system
  Check-in

Question 113 of 118

What is the ICS term for a geographically divided area of operations?
  Sector
  Group
  Branch
  Division

Question 114 of 118

What is the relationship between NIMS and ICS?
  NIMS was formerly known as ICS
  NIMS replaces ICS
  NIMS is a component of ICS
  ICS is a component of NIMS

Question 115 of 118

Which element of the ICS organization is responsible for directing tactical activities?
  Operations Section
  Command Staff
  Division/Branch
  Tactical Group

Question 116 of 118

Which position is part of the Command Staff?
  Public Information
  Communication
  Service
  Support

Question 117 of 118

Who does the Public Information Officer report to?
  Command Staff
  Operations Section Chief
  Planning Section Chief
  Incident Commander

Question 118 of 118

The Planning function is part of which ICS organizational element?
  Command Staff
  Logistics Section
  Sitstat Group
  General Staff

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