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1:  What was the intended target of the original incident command system?
A: Large, single-agency events
B: Large, multi-agency events
C: Small, multi-agency events
D: All events, large and small

2:  What does the principle of Unity of Command mean?
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:  In structural firefighting, what are the basic units?
A: Companies
B: Regiments
C: Individuals
D: Strike forces

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

5:  Who is responsible for gathering and releasing incident information to the news media and other appropriate agencies?
A: The spokesperson for the Tactics Committee
B: The Public Information Officer
C: The Communications Center
D: The Planning Officer

6:  ICS is appropriate for use by fire agencies. Is it appropriate for use by any other types of emergency response agencies?
A: Yes, any other type
B: Yes, air crash rescue and EMS only
C: Yes, air crash rescue only
D: No

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

8:  When is command established?
A: When the first Chief Officer arrives on scene.
B: When there is a determination that additional units will be needed.
C: When there is a determination that additional units will not be needed.
D: When the first unit arrives on scene.

9:  Where should a media headquarters be set up?
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 and another individual becomes IC?
A: Transfer of command
B: Abdication of command
C: Dereliction of command
D: Usurpation of command

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