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T/F- The incident commander (IC) is responsible for the site plan, developing organizational structure and allocating resources.



In the ICS structure what are the safety officer responsibilities?

The safety officer is responsible for monitoring and assessing hazardous and unsafe situations and developing measures for ensuring personnel safety.


The logistics section chief is responsible for what?

Providing facilities, services, materials in support of the incident. The logistics chief also provides direction for units such as Medical and Supply for a haz mat incident.


T/F- Incident command may be delegated away.



How should the appropriate level of ppe for decon be selected? Select the best answer.

A. The same level as the entry team.

B. Always Refer to the Merck Manual.

C. One level lower than the entry team.

D. It doesn' matter.

E. A or C



C.F.L.O.P. is an acronym to help remember what?

The basic arms/constituents of the ICS system.







T/F- Permeation of a chemical into a protective ensemble (suit) can be stopped with the correct type of decontamination procedures.



T/F- An appropriate decon for exposure to anhydrous ammonia or chlorine is water.



Define ABsorption.

The trapping of molecules or chemicals inside a particle much in the way a sponge soaks up water.


Define ADsorption.

The ADhering of molecules or chemicals to the outside of a particle.


Define Unity of Command

Everyone has ONE boss.


In ICS terms define a division.

Geographical or physical area or feature.


In ICS terms define group.

Functional area. An area assigned a specific function as medical or search.


T/F- In ICS terms a section is an area defined by a geographic boundary or physical feature.

False- A section is a mangement element such as operations section or logistics section.


T/F- In ICS terms a branch exists to maintain the span of control and can be functional such as medical branch OR geographical such as branch I or southwest branch.



What does the HazMat sector/group officer/supervisor do?

Responsible for the assignment of resources within the Hazardous Materials Group and for reporting on the progress of control operations and the status of resources within the group. Directs the overall operations of the Hazardous Materials Group.


What is the difference between a strike team and a task force?

Strike Team- Multiple units of the same resource category that have an assigned team leader. EX. 5 brush trucks assigned to a geographical division of a forest fire.

Task Force- Any combination of single resources but typically 2-5 assembled to meet a specific tactical need. Ex. 2 engines, 2 tankers and a brush truck assigned to protect a neighborhood.


What are the four incident factors to be considered when sizing up a hazardous materials incident.

A. Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, Property Preservation, Disaster Mitigation.

B. Radiation, Flammables, Oxidizers, Toxics.

C. Stage of incident, Resources available, Exposures, Nature of the hazardous material.

C. Stage of incident, Resources available, Exposures, Nature of the hazardous material.


What is the difference between strategy and tactics?

Strategy- General plan or course of action for preventing or reducing the effects of an incident.

Tactics- Tasks and methods to accomplish the selected strategy.


What is Tier II reporting?

Tier II reports are required to be submitted whenever a facility stores more than a Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) of an extremely hazardous substance or more than 10,000 pounds of any hazardous substance. The EPS maintains a list of the amounts of extremely hazardous substances considered TPQ. Any amount past these thresholds must be on the Tier II report. All Tier II reports must be filed with the local fire department as well as the Local Emergency Planning Committee and the State Emergency Response Coordinator.