Which of the following statements is true of the chain of command

Possible Answers:

  1. It describes the line of authority in a facility
  2. Establishes the incident operation by transferring the command
  3. It is responsible for allowing agencies of different geographical locations to work together and collect resources
  4. Is responsible for controlling the supervisor’s work

The Correct Answer:

A. It describes the line of authority in a facility as true of the chain of command.

Explanation:

An incident command system requires continuous contribution from different teams, which have different tasks to maintain smooth functioning and achieve the mission’s objective. The chain of command and the unity of command are features of the incident command system. The chain of command and the unity of command work together and are responsible for helping to clarify the relationship between reporting and eliminating confusion. Confusion generally occurs by different conflicting directors and different resources that may require to manage the incident. Every level has an incident Manager who is responsible for controlling all the actions of their team members. They are also responsible for describing the line of authority in a facility so that all the team members would work in the same direction and accomplish the goal as soon as possible without committing any mistakes or miscommunication.

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