- Three facilities established in a major incident are: Incident Command Post, Incident Base, Staging Area.
- Five functional areas of basic ICS structure are: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, Finance
- The 8 essential ICS components are: Common Terminology, Modular organization, Integrated Communications, Unified Command Structure, Consolidated Action Plans, Manageable Span-of-Control, Predesigned Incident Facilities, Comprehensive Resource Management
- The Communications Unit leader reports to the Logistics Section Chief
- Staging areas are locations designated by the Operations Section Chief within the incident area which are used to temporarily locate resources so they are available for assignment by the Operations Chief on a 3 minute notice.
- Basic ICS structure has the Incident Command at the top, with four sections established according to incident needs: Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance.
- ICS expands from the TOP down. One person may handle all ICS functions in a small incident.
- 3 communications plan elements: systems; frequencies and resource use; information transfer procedures.
- 3 areas of common terminology in ICS are: Resources, Organizational Functions, and Facilities.
- NIFQS is the certification system of NIMS.
- Five communications networks for large incident: Command, Tactical, Support, Ground-to-Air, Air-to-Air.
- Standardized ICS management levels: Incident Commander, Command Staff, Section Chief, Branch Director, Division Supervisor, Unit Leader.
- Two reasons for a Unified Command system: multiple agency involvement or multi-jurisdictional incident
- The span-of-control of any person with management responsibility should range from 3-7, with 5 as a general rule-of-thumb.
These are the answers to the Review questions in EMC011: