To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide

  To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide

To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide a(n) ___________ to the new Incident Commander.

Answer:  Transfer of command briefing

To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide a transfer of command briefing to the new Incident Commander.

 A transfer of command briefing is a critical communication process that occurs when the responsibility for incident management is transitioned from one command level or individual to another. It ensures a smooth transfer of information, situational awareness, and decision-making authority. 

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 Branches within the ICS organization can be established:

Geographically or functionally

The Operational Period Briefing:

presents the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the upcoming period to supervisory personnel

Who is responsible for determining the appropriate tactics for an incident>

The Operations Section

When command is transferred, then all personnel with a need to know should be told:

The effective time and date of the transfer

__________ means that each individual involved in incident operations will be assigned to only one supervisor.

Unity of Command

ICS form 201:

Contains status information for briefing the incoming Incident Commander or team, or other resources

Resources within the Staging Areas:

Are awaiting operational assignment

The Medical Unit is responsible for the development of the Medical Plan, obtaining medical aid, and:

Transportation for injured and ill incident personnel

An individual assuming the role of the Deputy Incident Commander must:

Be equally capable of assuming the Incident Commander role

Which General Staff position conducts tactical operations, develops the tactical objectives and organization, and directs all tactical resources?

Operations Section Chief

Which Section is responsible for handling claims related to property damage, injuries, or fatalities at the incident?

Finance/Administration Section

Which is the top priority within the ICS common leadership responsibilities?

Ensuring safe work practices

Chris Smith is the Situation Unit Leader. No Planning Section Chief is assigned. Who does Chris Smith report to?

Incident Commander

A delegation of authority:

May be needed when the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities

Who generally facilitates the Operational Period Briefing?

Planning Section Chief

Select the TRUE statement:

Formal communication is used in reporting progress of assigned tasks

Typing resources allows managers to make better resource ordering decisions by:

Describing the size, capability, and staffing qualifications o a specific resource

These levels of the ICS organization may have Deputy positions:

Branch Incident Commander

Select the TRUE statement:

ICS organizational structure should include only the functions and positions needed to achieve the incident objectives

Select the TRUE statement:

Either assume command, maintain command as is, or reassign command to a third party

Select the TRUE statement:

Span of control is accomplished by organizing resources into Teams, Divisions, Groups, Branches, or Sections

Representatives from Assisting or Cooperating Agencies and Organizations coordinate through:

Liaison officer

Which NIMS Management Characteristic includes developing and issuing assignments, plans, procedures, and protocols to accomplish asks?

Management by Objectives

Which of the following is NOT a recommended characteristic for incident ibjectives?

Stated in broad terms to allow for flexibility

Which type of briefing is delivered to individual resources or crews who are assigned to operational tasks and/or work at or near the incident site?

Field-level briefing

Which Incident Type do these characteristics describe: some or all of the Command and General Staff are activated as well as Division or Group Supervisors and/or Unit Leader positions, the incident extends into multiple operational periods, and a written IAP is required?

Type 3

To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide a __________ to the new Incident Commander.
Transfer of Command Briefing

NIMS provides a consistent framework for incident management at all jurisdictional levels regardless of the cause, size, or complexity of the incident.


Which factor does not impact the complexity of an incident?

Cost considerations of responding agencies

An Incident Commanders scope of authority is derived from existing laws, agency policies, and/or __________

Delegation of Authority

Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to the number of subordinates that directly report to a supervisor?

Manageable Span of Control

When command is transferred, then all personnel involved in the incident should be told:

The effective time and date of the transfer

When a more qualified person arrives on scene, which statement best describes what happens?

The more qualified person has options based on agency guidelines; these can include assuming command, maintaining command as is, or requesting a more qualified Incident Commander

Which Command Staff member approves the Incident Action Plan and all requests pertaining to the ordering and releasing of incident resources?

Incident Commander

Which Incident Type requires regional or national resources with up to 200 personnel per operational period?

Type 2

Which of the following demonstrates a leader's commitment to duty?

- developing subordinates for the future

- stepping out of a tactical role to assume a leadership role when needed

- ensuring tasks are understood

Which Incident Type requires regional or national resources, all Command and General Staff positions are activated, branches are activated, personnel may exceed 500 per operational period, and a disaster declaration may occur?

Type 1

The Incident Command System (ICS) is only applicable to large, complex incidents.


Which of these is NOT a tool that you would need at the incident?

Exercise Plan

Which ICS Supervisory Position title is used at the Division/Group organizational level?


Mutual Aid Agreement __________

assist agencies and jurisdictions when existing resources are inadequate

The Incident Command System (ICS) is:

A standardized management tool for meeting the demands of small or large emergency or non-emergency situations

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