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Question: Which of the following terms refers to the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident?

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  1. Unity of command
  2. Delegation of authority
  3. Span of control
  4. Form follows function

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3. Span of control

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


Explanation:

Span of control

  • Pertains to the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident. The optimal span of control is one supervisor to five subordinates (1:5).
  • Is key to effective and efficient incident management.

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