FEMA IS 700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction

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Study guide that contains ICS 700 answers and course notes to IS 700.a: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction. FEMA test answers included.

Course Overview

This course introduces and overviews the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents.

        Example Questions include

HSPD-5 required the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a mechanism for ensuring the ongoing management and maintenance of NIMS. The Secretary established the National Integration Center (NIC) to perform all of the following functions EXCEPT:
A. Developing assessment criteria for the various components of NIMS, as well as compliance requirements and timelines.
B. Inventorying and tracking all national resources and assets available for deployment in incidents managed using NIMS.
C. Promoting compatibility between national-level standards for NIMS and those developed by other public, private, and professional groups.
D. Facilitating the establishment and maintenance of a documentation and database system related to qualification, certification, and credentialing of emergency management/response personnel and organizations.

Select the NIMS term that is defined as ‘the architecture to support coordination for incident prioritization, critical resource allocation, communications systems integration, and information coordination.’
A. Incident Operations Network
B. Multiagency Coordination System
C. Incident Management Team
D. Command and Control Center

The National Response Framework (NRF) presents the guiding principles that:
A. Mandate specific operational plans for local responders to use when managing a wide range of incidents.
B. Are singly focused on improving Federal homeland security agencies’ response to catastrophic natural hazards and terrorist-related incidents.
C. Supersede the National Incident Management System’s framework when Federal agency and departments are assisting in area response.
D. Provide the structure and mechanisms to ensure effective Federal support of State, tribal, and local related activities.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD-5) requires all Federal departments and agencies to:
A. Implement NIMS as the doctrine for how best to organize and manage all routine, day-to-day department/agency operations.
B. Establish a panel that will evaluate activities at the State, tribal, and local levels to ensure compliance with NIMS.
C. Make adoption of NIMS by State, tribal, and local organizations a condition for Federal preparedness assistance (through grants, contracts, and other activities).
D. Create NIMS strike teams that can manage incident operations if a local government fails to comply with NIMS.

Unified Command:
A. Obligates all responsible agencies to pool their resources without consideration to the terms of mutual aid and assistance agreements.
B. Assigns a single Incident Commander to assume unity of command and make decisions for all jurisdictions.
C. Enables all agencies with responsibility to manage an incident together by establishing a common set of incident objectives and strategies.
D. Requires that employees report to several different Incident Commanders, each representing each jurisdiction.

700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction


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