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Question: Manageable Span of Control refers to:

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  1. An orderly line of authority that exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.
  2. The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
  3. The process of moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.
  4. The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.

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4. The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.

Manageable Span of Control refers to the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.


Explanation:

A manageable span of control is defined as the number of individuals one supervisor can manage effectively.

In ICS, the span of control for any supervisor falls within a range of three to seven resources, with five being the optimum.

If those numbers increase or decrease, the Incident Commander should reexamine the organizational structure.

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