Firefighter Quiz: Incident Management System Functions!

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Take this firefighter quiz to see if you have enough knowledge about the Incident Management System Functions. Fires are a danger if left to spread, some can be tamed easily, but others need the assistance of firefighters. There are specific routines that a firefighter should use so that they can manage the areas where a fire has broken out. If you are studying to become a firefighter, take this incident management system function quiz to see how much you recall.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When a company officer arrives first on a fire scene, the officer is in command until:
    • A. 

      The fire is declared under control.

    • B. 

      A chief officer arrives and may choose to assume command

    • C. 

      The chief of the department arrives

    • D. 

      Arrival of the senior shift officer

  • 2. 
    An employee becomes frustrated because he/she cannot comply with conflicting orders from different bosses. This situation was caused by a violation of:
    • A. 

      Chain of command

    • B. 

      Division of labor

    • C. 

      Span of control

    • D. 

      Unity of command

  • 3. 
    In the fire service, division of labor is necessary to:
    • A. 

      Assign responsobility

    • B. 

      Prevent duplication of effort

    • C. 

      Make specific assignments

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    Policies are examples of sstanding plans designed to provide:
    • A. 

      Staffing requirement guidelines

    • B. 

      Guidance for decision making

    • C. 

      Problem-solving

    • D. 

      Communications

  • 5. 
    A procedure is a(n):
    • A. 

      Guide to thinking

    • B. 

      Detailed guide to action.

    • C. 

      Guide to decision making.

    • D. 

      Interpretation

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is one of the major functions/components of the Incident Management System?
    • A. 

      PIO

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Liaison

    • D. 

      Safety Officer

  • 7. 
    Which of the following IS NOT one of the characteristics of an Incident Management System?
    • A. 

      Common Termionology

    • B. 

      Unified command

    • C. 

      Modular Orginization

    • D. 

      Prefire Plans

  • 8. 
    Which of the following IS NOT a major functional component of the Incident Managment System?
    • A. 

      Groups

    • B. 

      Planning

    • C. 

      Logistics

    • D. 

      Operations

  • 9. 
    NFPA ______ is the standard that contains minimum requirements and procedures for a safety and health program.
    • A. 

      1901

    • B. 

      1932

    • C. 

      1001

    • D. 

      1500

  • 10. 
    Under normal conditons, only a(n) ______ may order multiple alarms or additional resources for large-scale incidents.
    • A. 

      Logistics officer

    • B. 

      Planning officer

    • C. 

      Safety operations officer

    • D. 

      Incident commander

  • 11. 
    Which of the following is not a characteristic of the IMS?
    • A. 

      Integrated communications

    • B. 

      Predesignated facilities

    • C. 

      Modular Orginization

    • D. 

      Independent action plans

  • 12. 
    The IMS should:
    • A. 

      Be fully implemented for all situations

    • B. 

      Be initiated by the first fire unit on scene.

    • C. 

      Provide procedures that perfectly fit all departments.

    • D. 

      Eliminate the needs for mutual aid assistance

  • 13. 
    Within the IMS, the positions of Safety, Liaison, and Information are:
    • A. 

      Divisions

    • B. 

      Groups

    • C. 

      Functional areas

    • D. 

      Comand staff positions

  • 14. 
    What is the optimal number of individuals that one person should be supervising at an emergency iincident?
    • A. 

      Up to two

    • B. 

      Eight to ten

    • C. 

      Three to seven

    • D. 

      Eight or more

  • 15. 
    In order for the Incident Management System to function properly, it must contain all of the following components except:
    • A. 

      Common terminology

    • B. 

      Integrated communications

    • C. 

      All personnel from a single agency

    • D. 

      Consolidated incident action plans

  • 16. 
    Under the IMS, the _______ is responsible for determining the strategic goals for control of an incident.
    • A. 

      Incident commander

    • B. 

      Operations officer

    • C. 

      Planning officer

    • D. 

      Administration officer

  • 17. 
    Under the IMS, the ______ is responsible for implementing the tactical assignments to meet the strategical goal.
    • A. 

      Incident commander

    • B. 

      Operations chief

    • C. 

      Planning chief

    • D. 

      Safety officer

  • 18. 
    A situation status report is provided upon:
    • A. 

      Termination of the incident

    • B. 

      Arrival

    • C. 

      Transfer of command

    • D. 

      Setup of the staging area

  • 19. 
    Key components of an IMS include planning, supervision, and:
    • A. 

      Attribution

    • B. 

      Machination

    • C. 

      Perambulation

    • D. 

      Communications

  • 20. 
    Who is the IC's point of contact for representatives from outside agencies?
    • A. 

      The planning director

    • B. 

      The communications center

    • C. 

      The liaison officer

    • D. 

      The staging chief

  • 21. 
    By what title or rank are the heads of the four major functional components of the IMS known?
    • A. 

      Director

    • B. 

      Chief

    • C. 

      Manager

    • D. 

      Officer

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