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Chapter Pretests


Please read each question and select your answer from the choices provided. You must complete all of the questions in order to view your results. At the end of each exam, you have the option to e-mail your results to your instructor.


1:  What was the purpose of the original incident command system?
A: Organization of large, single-agency events
B: Control of large, multi-agency events
C: Planning for small, multi-agency events
D: All events, large and small

2:  To what does the term "Unity of Command" refer?
A: All commanders must command in the same manner
B: All commands must be from a standardized set
C: Each person is given only one command at a time
D: Each person has only one direct supervisor

3:  What are the basic units in structural firefighting?
A: Companies
B: Regiments
C: Individuals
D: Strike forces

4:  What is one of the five major components of an IMS system?
A: Tactical
B: Strategic
C: Logistics
D: Ballistics

5:  Who releases incident information to the news media and other appropriate agencies from the Incident Command Post?
A: The spokesperson for the Tactics Committee
B: The Public Information Officer
C: The Communications Center
D: The Planning Officer

6:  IMS is appropriate for use by fire agencies. What other types of emergency response agencies can use this system?
A: Any other type
B: Air crash rescue and EMS only
C: Air crash rescue only
D: No other agencies

7:  At large-scale incidents, units are often dispatched to a specific area, near but not directly at the scene. What is this area called?
A: Staging area
B: Operations area
C: Apparatus area
D: Resource area

8:  The Incident Commander is often compared to what position in a corporation?
A: The CEO
B: The branch manager
C: The district manager
D: The executive vice president

9:  Where should a media headquarters be located for an incident?
A: Inside the command post
B: Near the command post
C: At a community center
D: At a media studio

10:  What is it called when one person relinquishes command of an incident to another?
A: Transfer of command
B: Abdication of command
C: Dereliction of command
D: Usurpation of command

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