Selection of incident commanders is done by the:

Possible Answers:

  1. Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident
  2. Planning Officer
  3. Emergency Operations manager
  4. Public Information Officer

The Correct Answer:

A. Selection of incident commander is done by the jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident.


The function of the command is generally established very clearly, in the initial phase of an incident. The organization or jurisdiction having the primary responsibility for any incident is responsible for designating the individual’s role in the incident area. 

The organization or jurisdiction is also responsible for establishing the protocol and the command for transferring the commands, which may change if an incident becomes less or more complex within the time period. Whenever the transferring of commands takes place, it is essential to mention all the processes in the brief that consist of all the necessary information for carrying out the continuous effective and safe operation.


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