Introduction to ICS 100 Final Exam


ICS 100

True/False - Indicate whether the statement is true (T) or false (F).

  1. Under a Unified Command, there are multiple Incident Commanders who work together to establish the incident objectives.

  2. One problem that the Incident Command System (ICS) helps to address is lack of accountability, including unclear chains of command and supervision.

  3. When a variety of agencies are involved in a response, the Incident Command System is superseded by the National Response Framework.

Multiple Choice - Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.

  1. The Incident Command System (ICS) does all of the following, EXCEPT:
    1. Avoids duplication of efforts and oversees efficient use of resources.
    2. Meets the needs of incidents of any kind or size.
    3. Requires that a minimum number of personnel be deployed to perform administrative functions.
    4. Allows personnel from a variety of agencies to meld into a common management structure.

  2. What type of command creates a single ICS structure with a built-in process for an effective and responsible multijurisdictional or multiagency approach?
    1. Unified Command
    2. Multiple Command
    3. Area Command
    4. Mutual Command

  3. You are working to track the status of all resources assigned to the incident. What Section are you in?
    1. Planning Section
    2. Operations Section
    3. Logistics
    4. Finance / Administration Section

  4. Transfer of command is defined as the process of:
    1. Abdicating jurisdictional responsibility for resources provided to another jurisdiction.
    2. Moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.
    3. Abiding by institutional policies and guidelines and any applicable rules and regulations.
    4. Blending Incident Commanders from multiple responding agencies into an integrated, unified team.

  5. Transfer of command may take place for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT:
    1. A jurisdiction or agency is legally required to take command.
    2. The current Incident Commander needs to rest.
    3. The incident changes in complexity.
    4. A more senior but less qualified person arrives on scene.

  6. Which of the following Sections is responsible for compensation for injury or damage to property?
    1. Finance / Administration Section
    2. Operations Section
    3. Logistics Section
    4. Planning Section

  7. Select the TRUE statement below.
    1. Under Unified Command, the most senior Incident Commander has seniority over the other Incident Commanders.
    2. Under Unified Command, each jurisdiction or agency establishes its own incident objectives and Incident Action Plans.
    3. The Incident Commanders within the Unified Command make joint decisions and speak as one voice.
    4. Multiple Operations Section Chiefs may be assigned, with each representing his or her jurisdiction or agency.

  8. Select the FALSE statement about the Incident Command System (ICS).
    1. ICS is primarily a standardized organizational structure (chart) that is used in an identical fashion for every incident.
    2. ICS could be used to manage a large sporting event or a visit from a foreign dignitary.
    3. ICS is a standardized, all-hazards incident management approach that is used throughout the lifecycle of an incident.
    4. ICS has been used to manage both emergency and nonemergency situations by both government and private–sector organizations.

  9. When implemented properly, Unified Command:
    1. Is managed away from the incident scene at an Emergency Operations Center or other facility.
    2. Enables agencies with different legal, geographic, and functional responsibilities to coordinate, plan, and interact effectively.
    3. Requires the establishment of separate Operations Sections comprised of responders from each jurisdiction or agency.
    4. Involves the development of multiple Incident Action Plans under the direction of each Incident Commander.

  10. 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?
    1. Multiple Command
    2. Mutual Command
    3. Area Command
    4. Unified Command

  11. ICS facilitates the ability to communicate by using:
    1. ICS-specific codes.
    2. NIMS lexicon.
    3. Common terminology.
    4. Acronyms.

  12. When communicating, ICS requires that responders DO NOT use:
    1. Common terminology.
    2. Clear text.
    3. Agency or radio codes.
    4. Plain English.

  13. When communicating, ICS requires the use of:
    1. Agency-specific codes.
    2. Technical language.
    3. Radio codes.
    4. Plain English.

  14. The Incident Command System (ICS) is defined as:
    1. An organizational approach used primarily to respond to complex incidents such as wildland fires.
    2. A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards by all levels of government.
    3. A guide for Federal agencies to follow when directing responses at the State, tribal, and local levels.
    4. A command and control organizational structure used by the military to support responses to domestic incidents.

  15. The Incident Command depends on me to make sure that all incident personnel have the supplies, equipment, and support they need. Who am I?
    1. Planning Section Chief
    2. Operations Section Chief
    3. Logistics Section Chief
    4. Finance / Administration Section Chief

  16. After-action reports from ineffective incident responses find that response problems are far more likely to result from:
    1. Inadequate management.
    2. Lack of needed resources.
    3. Reluctance of neighboring communities to provide assistance.
    4. Failure to develop an Emergency Operations Plan.

  17. Historically, the reason for most incident responses failures is due to:
    1. Lack of volunteers.
    2. Insufficient resources.
    3. Poor management.
    4. Fraudulent activity.

  18. Which of the following Sections is responsible for providing communication planning and resources?
    1. Planning Section
    2. Finance / Administration Section
    3. Operations Section
    4. Logistics Section

  19. All of the following are true, EXCEPT:
    1. NIMS was called for in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5) in February of 2003.
    2. NIMS is a core set of concepts, principles, and terminology for incident command and multiagency coordination.
    3. NIMS is a consistent, nationwide approach for all levels of government to work effectively and efficiently together.
    4. NIMS requires that the Incident Command System (ICS) be activated as a last resort during domestic incidents.

  20. Throughout the incident and during the after-action review process, the reports that my Section develops will be very useful. Who am I?
    1. Finance / Administration Section Chief
    2. Logistics Section Chief
    3. Operations Section Chief
    4. Planning Section Chief

  21. Where would you go to get a map and a copy of the current Incident Action Plan?
    1. Logistics Section
    2. Planning Section
    3. Finance / Administration Section
    4. Operations Section

  22. Homeland Security Directive 5 (HSPD-5) requires Federal departments and agencies to:
    1. Establish metrics that will measure whether communities are using the proper amounts of resources when responding to incidents.
    2. Make adoption of NIMS by State, tribal, and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance (through grants, contracts, and other activities).
    3. Establish standardized organizational structures for communities to use in response to natural, technological, and manmade incidents.
    4. Test and credential response personnel to ensure they have acquired the competencies needed to implement the Incident Command System.

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