The Whole Community approach refers to different organizations within the Federal
Which NIMS Management Characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness
and facilitating information sharing?
B. Integrated Communications
Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to personnel requested through
appropriate authorities and established resource management systems?
A. Dispatch/ Deployment
Qualification, Certification, and Credentialing Personnel are part of which NIMS
Management Characteristic?
C. Comprehensive Resource Management
Which NIMS Management Characteristic may include gathering, analyzing, and assessing
weather service data from technical specialists?
A. Information and Intelligence Managemen
Which item is included in the NIMS Management Characteristic of Accountability?
C. Check-In/Check-Out of incident personnel
Major activities of the Logistics Section include:
D. Ordering, obtaining, maintaining, and accounting for esssential personnel, equipment, and
Major activities of the Planning Section include:
? A. Preparing and documenting Incident
Action Plans.
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?
C. Logistics Section Chief
Which General Staff member negotiates and monitors contracts, maintains
documentation for reimbursement, and oversees timekeeping for incident personnel??.
D. Finance/Administration Section Chief
Which General Staff member prepares Incident Action Plans, manages information, and
maintains situational awareness for the incident?
A. Planning Section Chief
Which General Staff member directs all responses and tactical actions to achieve the
incident objectives?
A. Operations Section Chief
Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident
D. Incident Commander
Check-in, Incident Action Planning, Personal Responsibility, and Resource Tracking are
all necessary to ensure:
C. Accountability
When command is transferred, the process should include a(n):
C. Briefing
The Incident Command System (ICS) is:
C. A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards
Which ICS functional area tracks resources, collects and analyzes information, and
maintains documentation?
A. Planning
Within the National Incident Management System Characteristics, the concept of
common terminology covers all of the following EXCEPT
C. Technical Specifications
If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety,
and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as the:
B. Command Staf
Which one of the following activities is an example of incident coordination?
A. Resolving critical resource issues.
The Incident Command System (ICS) can be used to manage any type of incident,
including planned event
The NIMS Management Characteristic of Information and Intelligence Management may
include surveillance of disease outbreaks.
To be effective, the Incident Action Plan should cover a specified timeframe
The Liaison Officer
D. Is the point of contact for other response organizations
To ensure efficient, clear, communication, the National Incident Management System
Characteristics recommend the use of:
C. Common terminology
At the incident scene, who handles media inquiries?
A. Public Information Officer
To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide a(n)
___________ to the new Incident Commander.
A. Briefing
Which ICS functional area establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to
reach the incident objectives?
A. Operations
The NIMS Management Characteristic of Chain of Command and Unity of Command
means that each person:
C. Reports to only one ICS supervisor.
Incident objectives that drive incident operations are established by:
B. Incident Commander or Unified Commander
Expansion of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:
C. Incident Commander
Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides
accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis?
D. Finance/Administration
Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the:
C. Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident
An Incident Action Plan is captures and communicates overall operational and support
activities for an incident.
The Incident Commander or Unified Commander establishes incident objectives that
C. Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks, and activities to achieve the objectives.
The number of subordinates that one supervisor can manage effectively during an
incident is referred to as
A. Manageable Span of Control
Manageable Span of Control refers to:
. The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an
In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work
together to establish:
A. Incident Objectives
Which NIMS component includes the Incident Command System (ICS)?
D. Command and Coordination
Chain of command prevents personnel from directly communicating with each other to
share information.
Depending on the incident size and complexity, various types of support facilities may be
established by:
C. Incident Command
Which member of the Command and Staff interfaces with other agencies to meet
incident-related information requirements?
D. Public Information Officer
The Incident Command System (ICS) is only applicable to large, complex incidents.
Which ICS function is responsible for documentation for mutual aid agreements?
C. Finance/Administration
Which position is always staffed in ICS applications?
B. Incident Commander
When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish
the incident objectives, what type of Command is being used?
D. Unified Command
To avoid overburdening the incident command, resources should not self-dispatch
(spontaneously deploy).
One of the benefits of ICS is that it provides an orderly, systematic ___________ process.
C. Planning
Who designates the Incident Commander and the process for transferring command?
D. The jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident
Command is:
A. Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory regulatory, or delegated authority.
The Whole Community approach means that solutions serve the affected community and
a variety of resources are used as needed.
Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are part of which NIMS Management
B. Comprehensive Resource Management

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