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FEMA IS 700.B Answers: An Introduction to the NIMS

The MAC Group does not replace the primary functions of EOCs or other dispatch organizations.

  • True
  • False

Full activation of an EOC can include personnel from assisting agencies.

  • True
  • False

Which NIMS Management Characteristic includes documents that record and communicate incident objectives, tactics, and assignments for operations and support?

  • Common Terminology
  • Information and Intelligence Management
  • Incident Action Planning
  • Integrated Communications

Which ICS structure enables different jurisdictions to jointly manage and direct incident activities with a single incident action plan?

  • Area Command
  • Joint Information Center
  • Unified Command
  • Incident Management Team

Which NIMS Management Characteristic follows established processes for gathering, analyzing, assessing, sharing, and managing data?

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  • Common Terminology
  • Information and Intelligence Management
  • Integrated Communications
  • Establishment and Transfer of Command

Which NIMS Management Characteristic involves using standardized names and definitions for major organizational functions and units?

  • Common Terminology
  • Unified Command
  • Modular Organization
  • Comprehensive Resource Management

Which resource management task enables resource coordination throughout the incident?

  • Order and Acquire
  • Demobilize
  • Reimburse and Restock
  • Track and Report

Incident information is used across ICS, EOCs, MAC Groups, and JIS to aid in planning, determine incident costs, and identify safety issues.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Each ICS General Staff is led by a(n) ____________ who reports directly to the Incident Commander or Unified Command.

  • Section Chief
  • Administrative Authority
  • Unit Supervisor
  • Group Supervisor

Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) is a state-to-state system for sharing resources during an emergency or disaster.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Use of communications and information systems that are familiar to users is a part of which key principle?

  • Reliability, Scalability, and Portability
  • Security
  • Interoperability
  • Resilience and Redundancy

The three NIMS guiding principles are:

  • Flexibility, standardization, unity of effort.
  • Unity of effort, preparedness, resource management.
  • Planning, response, recovery.
  • Resources, organization, standardization.

Using social media to support activities such as producing maps and incident visualizations is an example of which communications standard?

  • Common Terminology, Plain Language, and Compatibility
  • None of the Above
  • Technology Use and Procedures
  • Information Security/Operational Security

Which resource management task deploys or activates personnel and resources?

  •  Identify Requirements
  • Track and Report
  • Order and Acquire
  • Mobilize

Which of the following is an EOC function?

  • Coordinating plans and determining resource needs
  • All of the above
  • Collecting, analyzing, and sharing information
  • Providing coordination and policy direction

Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to the number of subordinates that directly report to a supervisor?

  • Modular Organization
  • Chain of Command and Unity of Command
  • Management by Objectives
  • Manageable Span of Control

Ensuring the uninterrupted flow of information’ describes which key communications and information systems principle?

  • Reliability, Scalability, and Portability
  • Security
  • Interoperability
  • Resilience and Redundancy

Which EOC configuration aligns with the on-scene incident organization?

  • ICS or ICS-like EOC structure
  • Departmental Structure
  • Incident Support Model (ISM) structure
  • Strategic Joint Command Structure

Which organizations should be involved in communications planning?

  • MAC Groups
  • All Stakeholders
  • Area Command
  • Planning Section

Which NIMS Command and Coordination structures are offsite locations where staff from multiple agencies come together?

  • Incident Command Structure (ICS)
  • Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs)
  • Joint Information System (JIS)
  • MAC Group

Incident Reports, such as Situation Reports and Status Reports enhance situational awareness and ensure that personnel can access needed information.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

The Incident Action Plan is prepared by General Staff from which section?

  • Operations
  • Finance/Administration
  • Planning
  • Logistics

The jurisdiction receiving mutual aid can ____________ resources if they do not meet its needs.

  • Redirect
  • Store
  • Decline
  • Disregard

When an incident occurs or threatens, local emergency personnel manage response using NIMS principles and ICS. If the incident is or becomes large or complex, ________________.

  • Federal authorities assist.
  • Local EOCs activate.
  • A Unified Command is established.
  • Mutual Aid Agreements are executed.

Which resource management activity identifies and verifies that personnel are qualified for a particular position?

  • Qualifying
  • Planning
  • Certification
  • Credentialing

The need for ______________ can complicate information sharing among emergency personnel.

  • confidentiality
  • advanced equipment
  • verified sources
  • social media outlets

Which type of ICS facility is used to temporarily position and account for personnel, supplies, and equipment awaiting assignment?

  • Incident Base
  • Incident Command Post
  • Camp
  • Staging Area

In NIMS, resource inventorying refers to preparedness activities conducted outside of incident response.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which major NIMS Component describes recommended organizational structures for incident management at the operational and incident support levels?

  • Resource Management
  • Command and Coordination
  • Communications and Information Management

Which resource management activity establishes common definitions for capabilities of personnel, equipment, teams, supplies, and facilities?

  • Identifying and Typing Resources
  • Acquiring, storing, and inventorying resources
  • Qualifying, certifying, and credentialing personnel
  • Planning for Resources

The _________ is a central location that houses Joint Information System (JIS) operations and where public information staff perform public affairs functions.

  • Joint Information Center (JIC)
  • MAC Group
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Incident Command Post

When only certain EOC team members or organizations are activated to monitor a credible threat, which Activation Level has been implemented?

  • Level 1 – Full Activation
  • Level 4 – No EOC is required
  • Level 3 – Normal Operations/Steady-State
  • Level 2 – Enhanced Steady-State

The ‘capacity for emergency management and response personnel to interact and work well together’ describes which of the key communications and information systems principles?

  • Reliability, Scalability, and Portability
  • Security
  • Resilience and Redundancy
  • Interoperability

NIMS Components are adaptable to planned events such as sporting events.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

EOCs can be fixed locations, temporary facilities, or virtual structures with staff participating remotely.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which NIMS Management Characteristic includes documents that record and communicate incident objectives, tactics, and assignments for operations and support?

  • Common Terminology
  • Information and Intelligence Management
  • Integrated Communications
  • Incident Action Planning

When an incident occurs or threatens, local emergency personnel manage response using NIMS principles and ICS. If the incident is or becomes large or complex, ________________.

  • Federal authorities assist.
  • Local EOCs activate.
  • Mutual Aid Agreements are executed.
  • A Unified Command is established.

Which NIMS Management Characteristic involves using standardized names and definitions for major organizational functions and units?

  • Common Terminology
  • Unified Command
  • Comprehensive Resource Management
  • Modular Organization

Which NIMS Management Characteristic follows established processes for gathering, analyzing, assessing, sharing, and managing data?

  • Common Terminology
  • Information and Intelligence Management
  • Establishment and Transfer of Command
  • Integrated Communications

Which NIMS Management Characteristic allows units from diverse agencies to connect, share information, and achieve situational awareness?

Answer: Integrated Communications allows units from diverse agencies to connect, share information, and achieve situational awareness.

In NIMS, resource inventorying refers to preparedness activities conducted _________ (of) incident response.

  • During
  • Outside
  • With
  • Instead

Which EOC configuration allows personnel to function in the EOC with minimal preparation or startup time?

  • ICS or ICS-like EOC structure
  • Strategic Joint Command Structure
  • Departmental Structure
  • Incident Support Model (ISM) structure

ICS provides a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of _______ emergency personnel.

  • EOC
  • non-activated
  • On-scene
  • Off-site

Regarding resource typing, which of the following characteristics are typically use to categorize resources?

  • Capability
  • Location
  • Number available
  • Color

Which major NIMS Component describes recommended organizational structures for incident management at the operational and incident support levels?

  • Resource Management
  • Communications and Information Management
  • Command and Coordination

Which NIMS structure develops, recommends, and executes public information plans and strategies?

  • MAC Groups
  • Incident Command System
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Joint Information System (JIS)

EOCs receive senior level guidance from:

  • MAC Groups
  • Incident Command System
  • Joint Information Center
  • Joint Information System (JIS)

Full activation of an EOC can include personnel from assisting agencies.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which NIMS structure makes cooperative multi-agency decisions?

  • MAC Groups
  • Incident Command System
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
  • Joint Information System (JIS)

Which resource management task establishes and maintains the readiness of resources and ensures providers are paid in a timely manner?

  • Reimburse and Restock
  • Track and Report
  • Mobilize
  • Order and Acquire

Which NIMS Management Characteristic helps to eliminate confusion caused by conflicting instructions?

  • Chain of Command and Unity of Command
  • Management by Objectives
  • Information and Intelligence Management
  • Accountability

Which NIMS Management Characteristic includes developing and issuing assignments, plans, procedures, and protocols to accomplish tasks?

  • Manageable Span of Control
  • Comprehensive Resource Management
  • Modular Organization
  • Management by Objectives

In NIMS, when do managers plan and prepare for the demobilization process?

  • At the end of the incident.
  • During recovery.
  • At the same time they begin mobilizing resources.
  • When transitioning between operational periods

Which communications management practice includes specifying all of the communications systems and platforms that parties will use to share information?

  • Equipment Standards
  • Agreements
  • Policy and Planning
  • Standardized Communication Types

Which NIMS Management Characteristic includes maintaining accurate and up-to-date inventories of personnel, equipment, teams, and supplies?

  • Comprehensive Resource Management
  • Incident Facilities and Locations
  • Management by Objectives
  • Dispatch/ Deployment

Establishing mutual aid agreements to obtain resources from neighboring jurisdictions is an example of what resource management activity?

  • Acquiring, storing, and inventorying resources
  • Identifying and Typing Resources
  • Qualifying, certifying, and credentialing personnel
  • Planning for Resources

Which NIMS guiding principle supports interoperability among multiple organizations?

  • Unity of Effort
  • Adaptability
  • Standardization
  • Flexibility

Which resource management task determines the type, quantity, receiving location, and users of resources?

  • Order and Acquire
  • Track and Report
  • Mobilize
  • Identify Requirements

Which Command Staff member serves as the incident command s point of contact for organizations not included in the Incident Command or Unified Command?

  • Public Information Officer
  • Area Commander
  • Safety Officer
  • Liaison Officer

Which resource management task includes activating local resource requirements, if available?

  • Track and Report
  • Mobilize
  • Order and Acquire
  • Reimburse and Restock

One EOC function is to provide coordinated support to incident command, on-scene personnel, and other EOCs, if needed.

  • True
  • False