National Incident Management System (Nims)

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National Incident Management System (Nims)

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a standardized approach to incident management developed by the Department of Homeland Security. Take this quiz and see if you have memorized the procedures by heart!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    HSPD-5 required the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a mechanism forensuring the ongoing management and maintenance of NIMS. The Secretary established the National Integration Center (NIC) to perform all of the following functions EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      A. Developing assessment criteria for the various components of NIMS, as well as compliance requirements and timelines.

    • B. 

      B. Inventorying and tracking all national resources and assets available for deployment in incidents managed using NIMS.

    • C. 

      C. Promoting compatibility between national-level standards for NIMS and those developed by other public, private, and professional groups.

    • D. 

      D. Facilitating the establishment and maintenance of a documentation and database system related to qualification, certification, and credentialing of emergency management/response personnel and organizations.

  • 2. 
    Select the NIMS term that is defined as 'the architecture to support coordination for incident prioritization, critical resource allocation, communications systems integration, and information coordination.
    • A. 

      A. Incident Operations Network

    • B. 

      B. Multiagency Coordination System

    • C. 

      C. Incident Management Team

    • D. 

      D. Command and Control Center

  • 3. 
    The National Response Framework (NRF) presents the guiding principles that: 
    • A. 

      A. Mandate specific operational plans for local responders to use when managing a wide range of incidents.

    • B. 

      B. Are singly focused on improving Federal homeland security agencies' response to catastrophic natural hazards and terrorist-related incidents.

    • C. 

      C. Supersede the National Incident Management System's framework when Federal agency and departments are assisting in area response.

    • D. 

      D. Provide the structure and mechanisms to ensure effective Federal support of State, tribal, and local related activities.

  • 4. 
    Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5) requires all Federal departments and agencies to:
    • A. 

      A. Implement NIMS as the doctrine for how best to organize and manage all routine, day-to-day department/agency operations.

    • B. 

      B. Establish a panel that will evaluate activities at the State, tribal, and local levels to ensure compliance with NIMS.

    • C. 

      C. Make adoption of NIMS by State, tribal, and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance (through grants, contracts, and other activities).

    • D. 

      D. Create NIMS strike teams that can manage incident operations if a local government fails to comply with NIMS.

  • 5. 
    Unified Command:
    • A. 

      A. Obligates all responsible agencies to pool their resources without consideration to the terms of mutual aid and assistance agreements.

    • B. 

      B. Assigns a single Incident Commander to assume unity of command and make decisions for all jurisdictions.

    • C. 

      C. Enables all agencies with responsibility to manage an incident together by establishing a common set of incident objectives and strategies.

    • D. 

      D. Requires that employees report to several different Incident Commanders, each representing each jurisdiction.

  • 6. 
    Interoperability:
    • A. 

      A. Involves oversight by the Federal Communications Commission for assigning emergency frequencies.

    • B. 

      B. Primarily involves creating automated systems that allow for the sharing of sensitive incident information.

    • C. 

      C. Is the ability of emergency management/response personnel to interact and work well together.

    • D. 

      D. Requires nongovernmental and private-sector organizations to purchase standardized communication equipment.

  • 7. 
    This structure is the physical location at which the coordination of information and resources to support incident management (on-scene operations) activities normally takes place.
    • A. 

      A. Strategic Operations Center

    • B. 

      B. Incident Command Post

    • C. 

      C. Emergency Operations Center

    • D. 

      D. Joint Command Post

  • 8. 
    Who is the individual responsible for all incident activities, including the development of strategies and tactics and the ordering and release of resources?
    • A. 

      A. Agency Executive or Senior Official

    • B. 

      B. Incident Commander

    • C. 

      C. Operations Section Chief

    • D. 

      D. Emergency Operations Center Manager

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