When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, what type of Command is being used?

Possible Answers:

  1. Mutual Command
  2. Area Command
  3. Unified Command
  4. Multiple Command

The Correct Answer:

C. When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, Unified Command is being used.

Explanation:

The incident command system generally focuses on the 14 national incident management system characteristics. The unified command is one of them, which highly contributes to the efficiency and strength of the incident management system. There is never a particular commander in the unified command.

The unified command is responsible for managing the incident area by approving the objectives that have been made with several organizations or teams. This command is responsible for allowing the agencies with geographic functional and legal responsibilities to function effectively.

They have to work efficiently without affecting agency authority, accountability, and commitment. It is typically established when no single organization, agency, or jurisdiction has the resources to manage the incident directly. The unified command generally focuses on providing or ensuring the safety of the individuals in the incident area, restoring the essential services, completing damage assessment, etc.

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