To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide a(n) ______ to the new Incident Commander

Possible Answers:

  1. Transfer of Command Briefing
  2. Field-level briefing
  3. Finance/Administration Section
  4. Cost considerations of responding agencies

The Correct Answer:

A. To ensure a smooth transfer, the outgoing Incident Commander should provide a(n) Transfer of Command Briefing to the new Incident Commander

Explanation:

Everything in an incident should be adequately documented. While transferring, the incident commander should always provide a transfer of command briefing to the new incident commander to avoid miscommunication or gaps in the functioning. The command briefing should always consist of the following information:

  • Incident communication plans
  • Incident facilities
  • Incident concerns, prognosis, and other issues.
  • Introduction of general and command staff members
  • Resources ordered
  • Resource assignments
  • Current organization
  • Incident action objectives and priorities
  • Situation status

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