When an incident expands _______________________________.

Possible Answers:

  1. Only the functions and positions necessary are filled.
  2. All Command and General Staff functions are filled and the entire list of elements within each Section.
  3. Functions and positions remain the same throughout the incident regardless of expansion.
  4. All functions of the Command and General Staff must be filled.

The Correct Answer:

1. When an incident expands only the functions and positions necessary are filled.


In the FEMA training materials, it is emphasized that “the person in charge of each section is designated as a Section Chief,” and these chiefs are responsible for adapting their sections to meet the evolving needs of the incident, thus illustrating the dynamic, needs-based expansion of the ICS during larger or complex incidents.

From the perspectives of team members and other personnel within the organization, involving individuals in the decision-making process and strategy development significantly boosts morale and commitment.


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