ICS-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
1) Unity of Command means that each individual involved in incident operations will be assigned to only one supervisor.
2) Formal communication is used in reporting progress of assigned tasks.
3) Ensuring safe work practices is the top priority within the ICS common leadership responsibilities.
4) These levels of the ICS organization may have Deputy Positions: Branch, Incident, Commander, Section
5) Branches may be used to serve several purposes, and may be functional or geographic in nature.
6) The span of control is accomplished by organizing resources into Teams, Divisions, Groups, Branches, or Sections.
7) A delegation of authority is needed when the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities.
8) The Operations Section, if it is established, is responsible for determining appropriate tactics for an incident.
9) Emergency Operations Plans written after October 2005 must be consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
10) An individual assuming the role of the Deputy Incident Commander must be equally capable of assuming the Incident Commander role.
11) The liaison officer is responsible for coordinating with representatives from cooperating and assisting agencies.
12) The information and intelligence function may be organized in one of the following ways:
13) Resources within the Staging Areas are assigned and should be available for deployment.
14) The Operational Period Briefing presents the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for the upcoming period to supervisory personnel.
15) The Finance/Administration Section is responsible for handling claims related to property damage, injuries, or fatalities at the incident.
16) ICS Form 201 contains status information for briefing the incoming Incident Commander or team, or other resources.
17) The Planning Section Chief generally facilitates the Operational Period Briefing.
18) ICS organizational structure should include only the functions and positions needed to achieve the incident objectives.
19) If no Planning Section Chief is assigned, then the Situation Unit Leader would report to the Incident Commander.
20) A Type 1 incident would require national resources to safely and effectively manage the operation.
21) Typing resources allows managers to make better resource ordering decisions by describing the size, capability, and staffing qualifications of a specific resource.
22) When command is transferred, then all personnel with a need to know should be told the effective time and date of the transfer.
23) Upon arriving at an incident, the more qualified person will either assume command, maintain command as is, or reassign command to a third party.
24) The Medical Unit is responsible for the development of the Medical Plan, obtaining medical aid, and transportation for injured and ill incident personnel.
25) The Operations Section Chief is the General Staff position that conducts tactical operations, develops the tactical objectives and organization, and directs all tactical resources.