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Question: The Incident Command System (ICS) is:

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  1. A relatively new approach created based on the lessons learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
  2. A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.
  3. A military system used in domestic incidents to ensure command and control of Federal resources.
  4. Most applicable to the management of complex incidents that extend over many hours or days.

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2. A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.

The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.


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Incident Command System (ICS) is:

  • Is a standardized, on-scene, all-hazards incident management concept.
  • Enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and agencies.
  • Establishes common processes for planning and management of resources.
  • Allows for integration within a common organizational structure.

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