- Name 3 facilities established in a major incident
- Name the 5 ICS functional areas of basic ICS structure
- Name the 8 essential ICS components
- The Communications Unit Leader reports to whom?
- The Staging Area does what?
- Draw the ICS basic structure
- Does ICS structure expand top down or bottom up?
- What are the three elements of the communications plan?
- The ICS establishes a joint operations management system based on common terminology in three specific areas. Name them.
- How does NIFQS relate to NIIMS?
- List the five communications networks for a large incident
- Name the six management levels of ICS
- Give two reasons the ICS uses the Unified Command System
- How is the Span of Control applied within the ICS?
Not sure? Then look through the prior material until to find the answer. Now grade yourself OBJECTIVELY on what percent you recalled accurately.
Studying this and other ICS material is a means of learning ICS basics so that you won't be an embarrassment to yourself and to others. During the l960 Winter Olympics I was a net control operator for the Ski Patrol. As the downhill run began, a report came in with a run-specific word that I had never heard. Fortunately I relayed the message verbatim without problem. But had I assumed the word meant what I thought it did and used that in the relay, it would have caused a problem. So it is with the ICS. We must know word meanings, and pass information verbatim. Also, in the ICS there will be many times that you won't pass a message at all, but you will hand the microphone to the person that will pass the message or receive it. There is nothing as good as first hand communications between responsible parties.
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