Which General Staff member is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objective?

Possible Answers:

  1. Logistics Section Chief
  2. Operations Section Chief
  3. General staff members
  4. Supervisor Plan

The Correct Answer:

C. The Operations Section Chief is responsible for directing tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives.

Explanation:

Incident command system functional area consists of 5 primary stages: command, operation, planning, logistic, and finance or administration. The logistic functional area is responsible for arranging the resources and other services that may be required in the incident area. The resources can be anything like required facilities, supplies, teams, equipment, and even personnel.

The logistics section chief is the primary person responsible for this function and is also responsible for assisting the operations section chief and incident commander chief by providing the information related to the required resources and services to support the activities.

The function of the logistic area becomes much more critical and crucial in a more complex incident where they also need to maintain the proper communication among the team members to ensure the transportation, facilitating computers and other equipment to support the area.

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