Chapter 3

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  1. _______, or incident management, is the art of directing and controlling the personnel and equipment resources assigned to, or requested to assist in, the control of an incident. Having such a system helps the incident commander keep a manageable   ________.
    • Command
    • span of control
  2. Typically, a span of control involves supervising anywhere from ____ to ___  people (with ____being the rule of thumb). Of course, this span of control is variable depending on the type of incident.
    • three to seven
    • five
  3. The use of a single incident commander (IC) is a must for the operation to be ____ and ____.  Without an IC and an IMS, operations can, and will, ______.
    • effective and efficient
    • break down
  4. An IMS must be used on all incidents that involve more than just a single unit so that safety,_______, and operations can be ________  .p.51
    •  accountability
    • controlled efficiently
  5. First and foremost, the ___ must control the incident. ___, visible, and strong command presence starts the IMS properly.   p.52
    • IC
    • An early
  6. It is very important that the IC not become _____ _____in the operation.  p.52
    actively involved
  7.  It is very  to initiate a _______ _______late in the incident and to change actions that are already under way.
    management system
  8. Within the NFPA 1500 series is NFPA ____, Stan-dard on Fire Department Incident Management Sys-tems. p.52
  9. _____ provides an outline of the min-imum requirements of an IMS to be used by all fire departments.
    NFPA 1561
  10. The purpose of any _________ is to provide structure, coordination, and the inte-gration of risk management, which in turn increases the level of a fire fighter’s safety.
    command system
  11. The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has adopt-ed this standard as its model. NFPA _____ p.52
  12. An important part of the command system’s structure is personnel _________.
  13. __________helps maintain constant awareness of the location and function of personnel and helps keep track of all personnel who may enter or leave the hazard area.
  14. The components of the system must include and describe the duties and functions of the IC, _______, and planning, logistics, _____, staging, and ________.

    (NFPA 1561, Standard on Emergency Services Incident Management System).p.54
    • command staff
    • opera-tionsfinance/administration personnel
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Chapter 3
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