ICS 100 Answers - Prawin Kurdeg (2023)

To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident commander should provide a(n)____________ to the new Incident Commander?

Briefing

Which item is included in the NIMS Management Characteristic of Accountability?

Check in? Check out of incident personnel


Which NIMS component includes the Incident Command System (ICS)?

Command and Coordination

If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as the :

Command Staff

To ensure efficient, clear, communication, the National Incident Management Systems Characteristics recommend the use of:

Common Terminology

Qualification, Certification, and Credentialing personal are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic

Comprehensive Resource Management

Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are a part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?

Comprehensive Resource Management


The Operations Section Chief

Develops and Implements strategies and tactics to achieve the incident objectives.

Command is:

Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory regulatory, or delegated authority.

Which management characteristic refers to personnel requested through appropriate authorities and established resource management systems?

Dispatch/Deployment

Incident Command System(ICS) is only applicable to Large, Complex, incidents.

False

Chain of Command prevents personnel from directly communicating with each other to share information.

False


Which ICS function is responsible for documentation for mutual aid agreements?

Finance/Administration

Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis?

Finance/Administration

Which General Staff Member negotiates and monitors contracts, maintains documentation for reimbursement, and oversees timekeeping for incident personnel?

Finance/ Administration Section Chief


The Incident Commander or Unified Commander establishes incident objectives that include

Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks and activities to achieve the objectives

Depending on the incident size and complexity, various types of support facilities may be established by:

Incident Command

Which position is always staffed in ICS applications?

Incident Commander

Establishment of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:

Incident Commander

Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?

Incident Commander

Expansion of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:

Incident Commander

Incident Objectives that drive incident operations are established by:

Incident Commander or Unified Commander

In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work together to establish:

Incident Objectives

Which NIMS Management Characteristics may include gathering ,analyzing, and Assessing weather service data from technical specialists.

Information and Intelligence Management

which NIMS management characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness and facilitating information sharing.

Integrated Communications


The Liaison Officer

Is the point of contact for other response organizations


Who Designates the Incident Commander and the process for transferring command?

The Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident.

Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the:

Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident

Which General Staff member is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objective?

Logistics Section Chief

The number of subordinates that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident is referred to as:

Manageable Span of Control

Manageable Span of Control

The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.


Which ICS functional are establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to reach the incident objectives?

Operations

Which Section organizes, assigns, and supervises tactical response resources?

Operations

Which General Staff member directs all responses and tactical actions to achieve the incident objective?

Operations Section Chief

Major activities of the Logistics Section include:

Ordering, obtaining, maintaining, and accounting for essential personnel, equipment, and supplies

Which ICS functional area tracks resources, collects and analyzes information, and maintains documentation?


Check-In, Incident Action Planning, Personal Responsibility, and Resource Tracking are all to ensure:

Accountability

When command is transferred, the process should include a(n):

Briefing

To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident commander should provide a(n)____________ to the new Incident Commander?

Briefing

Which item is included in the NIMS Management Characteristic of Accountability?

Check in / Check out of incident personnel


Which NIMS component includes the Incident Command System (ICS)?

Command and Coordination


If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as the :

Command Staff

To ensure efficient, clear, communication, the National Incident Management Systems Characteristics recommend the use of:

Common Terminology

Qualification, Certification, and Credentialing personal are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic

Comprehensive Resource Management

Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are a part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?

Comprehensive Resource Management

The Operations Section Chief

Develops and Implements strategies and tactics to achieve the incident objectives.

Command is:

Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory regulatory, or delegated authority.


Which management characteristic refers to personnel requested through appropriate authorities and established resource management systems?

Dispatch/Deployment

Incident Command System(ICS) is only applicable to Large, Complex, incidents.

False

Chain of Command prevents personnel from directly communicating with each other to share information.

False


Which ICS function is responsible for documentation for mutual aid agreements?

Finance/Administration

Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis?

Finance/Administration

Which General Staff Member negotiates and monitors contracts, maintains documentation for reimbursement, and oversees timekeeping for incident personnel?

Finance/ Administration Section Chief

The Incident Commander or Unified Commander establishes incident objectives that include:

Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks and activities to achieve the objectives


Depending on the incident size and complexity, various types of support facilities may be established by:

Incident Command

Which position is always staffed in ICS applications?

Incident Commander

Establishment of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:

Incident Commander


Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?

Incident Commander


Expansion of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:

Incident Commander

Incident Objectives that drive incident operations are established by:

Incident Commander or Unified Commander

In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work together to establish:

Incident Objectives


Which NIMS Management Characteristics may include gathering ,analyzing, and Assessing weather service data from technical specialists.

Information and Intelligence Management

Which NIMS management characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness and facilitating information sharing.

Integrated Communications

The Liaison Officer

Is the point of contact for other response organizations

Who Designates the Incident Commander and the process for transferring command?

The Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident.


Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the:

Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident

Which General Staff member is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objective?

Logistics Section Chief

The number of subordinates that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident is referred to as:

Manageable Span of Control


The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.

Manageable Span of Control

Which ICS functional are establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to reach the incident objectives?

Operations


Which Section organizes, assigns, and supervises tactical response resources?

Operations


Which General Staff member directs all responses and tactical actions to achieve the incident objective?

Operations Section Chief

Major activities of the Logistics Section include:

Ordering, obtaining, maintaining, and accounting for essential personnel, equipment, and supplies

Which ICS functional area tracks resources, collects and analyzes information, and maintains documentation?

Planning

One of the benefits of ICS is that it provides an orderly, systematic_____________ process.

Planning

Which General Staff Member prepares Incident Action Plans, manages information, and maintains situational awareness for the incident?

Planning Section Chief

Major activities of the Planning Section Include>

Preparing and Documenting Incident Action Plans.

At the incident scene, who handles media inquiries?

Public Information Officer

Which member of the Command and Staff interfaces with the other agencies to meet incident-related information requirements?

Public Information Officer

The NIMS Management Characteristics of Chain of Command and Unity of Command means that each person:

Reports to only one ICS Supervisor.


Which one of the following activities is an example of incident coordination?

Resolving critical resource issues

The Incident Command System (ICS) is:

A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.

Within the National Incident Management System Characteristics, the concept of common terminology covers all of the following EXCEPT:

Technical Specifications


The Incident Command System(ICS) can be used to manage any type of incident, including planned events.

True

An Incident Action Plan is captures and communicates overall operational and support activities for an incident.

True

The Whole Community approach means that solutions serve the affected community and a variety of resources are used as needed.

True

To be effective, the Incident Action Plan should cover a specific time frame.

true

To avoid overburdening the incident command, resources should not self-dispatch(spontaneously deploy).

True

The NIMS Management Characteristics of information and intelligence Management may include surveillance of disease outbreaks.

True

When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, what type of Command is being used?

Unified Command

You are working in a complex incident. There are multiple incident Commanders representing multiple jurisdictions working together to establish incident objectives. What type of ICS structure is being used?

Unified Command

FAQs

How many hours is ICS 100? ›

This course was a collaborative development between the U.S. Fire Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Estimated completion time: 4 hours.

What happens without use of an ICS responses typically? ›

Without ICS, incident responses typically: Lack accountability. Have poor communications. and management processes.

Where can I check in ICS 100? ›

Check-in locations may be found at several incident facilities, including: Incident Command Post (Resources Unit). Base or Camp(s). Staging Areas.

What does ICS mean in emergency response? ›

Incident Command System. The Incident Command System (ICS) is used by public agencies to manage emergencies. ICS can be used by businesses to work together with public agencies during emergencies.

How do I know if I passed my FEMA test? ›

You can contact the Independent Study Program's Customer Support Center at (301) 447-1200 or independent.study@fema.dhs.gov. One of our Customer Support Representatives will look up your student record, verify your course completion and issue you a certificate via email.

Is the NIMS test hard? ›

By passing the NIMS credentialing exam you will earn a valuable and portable credential. Because the exam is tough, you will have the satisfaction of proving to yourself and others that you have reached a level of competency accept nationally.

Is ICS mandatory? ›

ICS is mandated by law for all Hazardous Materials responses nationally and for many other emergency operations in most states.

What are 3 examples of when ICS would be used? ›

Applications for the use of ICS have included: Routine or planned events (e.g., celebrations, parades, and concerts). Fires, hazardous materials, and multicasualty incidents. Multijurisdiction and multiagency disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and winter storms.

What ICS position is active in all responses? ›

The Incident Commander is the only position that is always staffed in ICS applications. On small incidents and events, one person, the Incident Commander, may accomplish all management functions. The Incident Commander is responsible for all ICS management functions until he or she delegates those functions.

Does ICS-100 expire? ›

This course has a minimum student count of 20 and a maximum student count of 45. The certification achieved by taking this course will expire 0 months after taking the class.

Is ICS-100 and NIMS the same? ›

The Incident Command System (ICS) and NIMS are the same, and these terms can be used interchangeably. 2. ICS could be used to manage a large sporting event or a visit from a foreign dignitary.

Does the military use ICS? ›

The Incident Command System (ICS) is highly standardized, top-down, military-based management structure that supersedes the management structure of every other agency that responds to an event.

What are the 5 C's of incident command? ›

ICS divides an emergency response into five manageable functions essential for emergency response operations: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance and Administration. The basic structure of ICS is the same regardless of the type of emergency.

What are the positions in ICS? ›

These positions may include the Public Information Officer (PIO), Safety Officer (SO), and Liaison Officer (LNO), in addition to various others, as required and assigned by the Incident Commander. The General Staff represents and is responsible for the functional aspects of the Incident Command structure.

Are FEMA tests open book? ›

So, having the test in a word document will help to go find the answer. (you will not have the FEMA course open while taking the test). Basically, it is an open book test.

Can you take FEMA exam more than once? ›

Independent Study Program courses certificates never expire. If you retake a course to refresh your skills, you may retake the exam however, our system will not re-score the exam and the original date of completion will always appear on your certificate for the course and the date cannot be changed.

How long does NIMS 100 take? ›

This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete.

How many questions is the FEMA ICS 100? ›

2. To receive a “certificate of completion”, students must take the 25 multiple choice posttest, submit an answer sheet to EMI's Independent Study Office and score 75% on the test. There are two ways to take the test.

What is the weakness of NIMS? ›

NIMS processes are too linear, hierarchical and cumbersome for the large-scale evolving event. NIMS has only demonstrated its utility in limited circumstances: When the possible outcomes are limited by scope, complexity, and/or geography.

How many hours is NIMS 700? ›

This course should take approximately 3.5 hours to complete. To help you keep track of your place within the course, the current lesson title will be displayed in the center of each screen.

Is NIMS and ICS the same? ›

NIMS employs two levels of incident management structures, depending on the nature of the incident. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standard, on-scene, all-hazard incident management system. ICS allows users to adopt an integrated organizational structure to match the needs of single or multiple incidents.

Do police use ICS? ›

Fire and law enforcement agencies must work closely under common ICS, National Incident Management System (NIMS) and California Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) standards, including using common Incident Action Plans, communications, and terminologies.

What is ICS 100? ›

ICS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System: This independent study course introduces ICS and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. It describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the system.

What are the 5 primary ICS functions? ›

All response assets are organized into five functional areas: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Administration/Finance. Figure 1-3 highlights the five functional areas of ICS and their primary responsibilities.

Why are ICS so important? ›

The ICS provides an organizational structure capable of responding to all levels of emergencies from simple to complex. It also provides the flexibility to respond to an incident as it escalates in severity. The purpose of the ICS is to: Provide a common language for all emergency responders.

What are the 5 major management activities of ICS? ›

The primary function of an emergency response plan is to develop the incident specific details of the five functional components of the ICS - Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics and Finance/Administration.

Which ICS position is always staffed? ›

In fact, the Incident Commander is the only position that is always staffed in ICS applications.

Which ICS positions may have assistants? ›

The Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, and Liaison Officer may have Assistants, as necessary. The Assistants may represent assisting agencies or jurisdictions, or simply assist in managing the workload associated with the position.

Who is the command staff in ICS? ›

Command Staff: The staff who report directly to the Incident Commander, including the Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, Liaison Officer, and other positions as required.

How do I get a copy of my ICS 100 certificate? ›

Certificates/Transcripts

Please contact EMI at https://training.fema.gov/contactus/ to process your request. You can contact the Independent Study Program's Customer Support Center at (301) 447-1200 or independent.study@fema.dhs.gov.

Is ICS permanent? ›

ICS Form Descriptions

In addition to a briefing document, the ICS Form 201 also serves as an initial action worksheet. It serves as a permanent record of the initial response to the incident.

How long is NIMS good for? ›

How long is the accreditation valid? Accreditation is valid for five years at a time. Upon expiration, the program is encouraged to renew accreditation. See more about the renewal process.

What does ICS stand for in FEMA? ›

The Incident Command System (ICS) provides a flexible, yet standardized core mechanism for coordinated and collaborative incident management, whether for incidents where additional resources are required or are provided from different organizations within a single jurisdiction or outside the jurisdiction, or for ...

What are the 3 major components of NIMS? ›

The guiding principles can be applied to the three components outlined in the NIMS framework: (1) Resource Management, (2) Command and Coordination, and (3) Communications and Information Management.

Who controls NIMS? ›

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a standardized approach to incident management developed by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

Who created ICS? ›

ICS was developed in the 1970s by an interagency group in Southern California called FIRESCOPE. FIRESCOPE stood for Firefighting Resources of Southern California Organized for Potential Emergencies and they set out to develop two interrelated, yet independent, systems for managing wildland fire.

What does ICS mean in military? ›

DoD and Service Specifics. The above definition is based on the DoD 7000.14-R DoD Financial Management Regulations (FMR).

Why was NIMS created? ›

Its purpose was to evaluate an approach to developing a single command system. The consortium consisted of many individual fire service leaders, representatives of most major fire service organizations and representatives of federal, state and local agencies, including FIRESCOPE and the Phoenix Fire Department.

How many questions is FEMA ICS 100? ›

2. To receive a “certificate of completion”, students must take the 25 multiple choice posttest, submit an answer sheet to EMI's Independent Study Office and score 75% on the test. There are two ways to take the test.

Is ICS 100 and NIMS the same? ›

The Incident Command System (ICS) and NIMS are the same, and these terms can be used interchangeably. 2. ICS could be used to manage a large sporting event or a visit from a foreign dignitary.

What is the duration of ICS course? ›

Diploma in Computer Applications is a one year diploma course to study computer applications in depth. The course imparts scientific, practical and technical knowledge to its learners about various computer tools that are used in day to day life. The applications make tasks easier and provide ease of use.

What happens if you fail a NIMS test? ›

After submitting your exam you will receive a certificate if you achieved a passing score. You will receive this certificate or a notice telling you that you did not pass. If you did not pass, you are allowed to take the exam as many times as needed to pass.

Does ICS 100 expire? ›

This course has a minimum student count of 20 and a maximum student count of 45. The certification achieved by taking this course will expire 0 months after taking the class.

Do FEMA ICS expire? ›

Independent Study Program courses certificates never expire. If you retake a course to refresh your skills, you may retake the exam however, our system will not re-score the exam and the original date of completion will always appear on your certificate for the course and the date cannot be changed.

Is the ICS flexible? ›

ICS has considerable internal flexibility. It can grow or shrink to meet different needs. This flexibility makes it a very cost effective and efficient management approach for both small and large situations.

How many levels are there in ICS? ›

The ICS uses an hierarchical classification, which consists of three nested levels called fields (Level 1), groups (Level 2) and sub-groups (Level 3).

What is ICS now called? ›

ICS was initially developed to address problems of inter-agency responses to wildfires in California and Arizona but is now a component of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) in the US, where it has evolved into use in all-hazards situations, ranging from active shootings to hazmat scenes.

What is passing grade for ICS? ›

An overall program average of 65% or above is required to graduate and earn your diploma.

Which program is best after ICS? ›

BBA has always been on the rise in the job market. It is also one of the most popular career fields, and one of the top choices among students. It certainly is one of the best fields after ICS in Pakistan. Students with a BBA degree surely have tons of opportunities ahead.

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