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ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System.

It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).

The Emergency Management Institute developed its ICS courses collaboratively with:

  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Programs Branch

FEMA IS-100.C: Introduction To The Incident Command System

  1. One of the benefits of ICS is that it provides an orderly, systematic ___________ process.
  2. Which General Staff member is responsible for ensuring that assigned incident personnel are fed and have communications, medical support, and transportation as needed to meet the operational objective?
    Logistics Section Chief
    Safety Officer
    Public Information Officer
    Planning Section Chief
  3. Check-in, Incident Action Planning, Personal Responsibility, and Resource Tracking are all necessary to ensure:
  4. The Whole Community approach refers to different organizations within the Federal Government.
  5. Establishment of the ICS modular organization is the responsibility of the:
    Operations Section
    Incident Commander
    Local Authorities
    Logistics Section
  6. The Incident Command System (ICS) is only applicable to large, complex incidents.
  7. The Liaison Officer:
    Arranges for resources and needed services to support the incident objectives.
    Tracks resources and maintains incident documentation.
    Provides information to the public.
    Is the point of contact for other response organizations.
  8. The Incident Command System (ICS) can be used to manage any type of incident, including planned events.
  9. Which ICS function is responsible for documentation for mutual aid agreements?
    Incident Command
  10. Which of the following are typical incident facilities?
    Point-of-distribution sites
    Incident Command Post
    All of the Above
  11. Which Section organizes, assigns, and supervises tactical response resources?
  12. Which NIMS Management Characteristic is necessary for achieving situational awareness and facilitating information sharing?
    Comprehensive Resource Management
    Chain of Command and Unity of Command
    Integrated Communications
  13. Which General Staff member prepares Incident Action Plans, manages information, and maintains situational awareness for the incident?
    Planning Section Chief
    Operations Section Chief
    Logistics Section Chief
    Finance/Administration Section Chief
  14. Manageable Span of Control refers to:
    An orderly line of authority exists within the ranks of the incident management organization.
    The act of directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
    The process of moving the responsibility for incident command from one Incident Commander to another.
    The number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can effectively manage during an incident.
  15. In a Unified Command, members representing multiple jurisdictions and agencies work together to establish:
    Situational Awareness
    Incident Objectives
    Resource Allocations
    Shared Agency Authority
  16. Who designates the Incident Commander and the process for transferring command?
    The Section Chiefs
    The Incident Commander for previous operational period
    The jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident
    The Command Staff
  17. To avoid overburdening the incident command, resources should not self-dispatch (spontaneously deploy).
  18. To ensure efficient, clear, communication, the National Incident Management System Characteristics recommend the use of:
    Common terminology
    Agency-specific codes
    Technical language
  19. Acquiring, Storing, and Inventorying Resources are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?
    Incident Facilities and Locations
    Comprehensive Resource Management
    Unified Command
  20. Which NIMS Management Characteristic refers to personnel requested through appropriate authorities and established resource management systems?
    Dispatch/ Deployment
    Incident Facilities and Locations
    Management by Objectives
    Manageable Span of Control
  21. Which ICS functional area arranges for resources and needed services to support achievement of the incident objectives?
  22. At the incident scene, who handles media inquiries?
    Media Relations Specialist
    Public Information Officer
    Liaison Officer
    Communications Officer
  23. Command is:
    Based on the number of individuals or resources that one supervisor can manage effectively during an incident.
    Directing, ordering, or controlling by virtue of explicit statutory, regulatory, or delegated authority.
    The ability to control information exchange within and across organizations involved in an incident.
    Assumed by the individual who is the highest-ranking person on the scene regardless of experience or training level.
  24. Qualification, Certification, and Credentialing Personnel are part of which NIMS Management Characteristic?
    Comprehensive Resource Management
    Incident Facilities and Locations
    Information and Intelligence Management
  25. The Incident Command System (ICS) is:
    A relatively new approach created based on the lessons learned from the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    A standardized approach to incident management that is applicable for use in all hazards.
    A military system used in domestic incidents to ensure command and control of Federal resources.
    Most applicable to the management of complex incidents that extend over many hours or days.
  26. If the Incident Commander designates personnel to provide public information, safety, and liaison services, the personnel are collectively referred to as the:
    Director Staff
    Incident Staff
    Executive Staff
    Command Staff
  27. Which ICS functional area monitors costs related to the incident and provides accounting, procurement, time recording, and cost analysis?
  28. Within the National Incident Management System Characteristics, the concept of common terminology covers all of the following EXCEPT:
    Organizational Functions
    Technical Specifications
    Resource Descriptions
    Incident Facilities
  29. Selection of Incident Commanders is done by the:
    Jurisdiction or organization with primary responsibility for the incident
    Emergency Operations manager
    Public Information Officer
    Planning Officer
  30. Which member of the Command and Staff interfaces with other agencies to meet incident-related information requirements?
    Liaison Officer
    Safety Officer
    Public Information Officer
  31. When partners representing multiple jurisdictions or agencies work together to establish the incident objectives, what type of Command is being used?
    Mutual Command
    Area Command
    Unified Command
    Multiple Command
  32. Which ICS functional area tracks resources, collects and analyzes information, and maintains documentation?
  33. The Incident Commander or Unified Commander establishes incident objectives that include:
    Identifying strategies, tactics, tasks, and activities to achieve the objectives.
    Selecting personnel to serve on the Incident Management Team.
    Delegating functional responsibilities and specifying resource types.
    Establishing a manageable span of control.
  34. Which ICS functional area establishes tactics and directs all operational resources to reach the incident objectives?
  35. Which position is always staffed in ICS applications?
    Public Information Officer
    Incident Commander
    Operations Section Chief
    Safety Officer
  36. When command is transferred, the process should include a(n):
    Award Ceremony
    Detailed Lesson Learned Report
    Intelligence Report
  37. Which General Staff member negotiates and monitors contracts, maintains documentation for reimbursement, and oversees timekeeping for incident personnel?
    Logistics Section Chief
    Operations Section Chief
    Planning Section Chief
    Finance/Administration Section Chief
  38. An Incident Action Plan is captured and communicates overall operational and support activities for an incident.
  39. Which NIMS Management Characteristic may include gathering, analyzing, and assessing weather service data from technical specialists?
    Integrated Communications
    Information and Intelligence Management
    Incident Facilities and Locations
    Management by Objectives
  40. Who has overall responsibility for managing the on-scene incident?
    Emergency Operations Center director
    Agency Executive
    Incident Commander
    Operations Section Chief
  41. Which General Staff member directs all responses and tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives?
    Planning Section Chief
    Tactics Section Chief
    Operations Section Chief
    Operations Division Director

Answers To Learn


National incident management system provides approach to guide agencies to recover from incidence and reduce loss of life and property and harm to the environment


Homeland security presidential directive’s requires DHS federal state local and tribal governments to establish NRF and NIMS


Department of homeland security


National incident management system


National response framework like in organizational chart who does what command structure


Describes the nature and approach to preparedness and involving whole community, individuals businesses and faith-based organizations schools and tribes and all levels of government

NRF Guide

Describes how the nation conducts all hazards response and all agencies apply the principles for coordinated effective national response


Site in the incident area separate from the incident face equipped and staff to provide sleep food etc. to incident personnel


5 major activities in the ICS: command, operations, planning, logistics, and Finance/Admn


Joint information center facility to coordinate all incident related public information activities for all agencies


Joint information system integrates incident information and public affairs providing structure and system for developing and delivering messages on behalf of the IC incident commander

NIMS includes

Preparedness, communication, resource management, command management, ongoing management and maintenance. Designed to work together

NIMS command and management components/ elements

Incident command system, multi agency coordination systems, and public information

Unified command UC

Incident command system application use one more than one agency has incident jurisdiction or when incidents cross political jurisdictions.

Common operating picture

Incident commander

Has authority to establish objectives, make assignments, order resources

Chain of command

Does not prevent personnel from communicating with each other

Unity of command

Report and receive work assignments only from there ICS supervisor

Steps to manage incident

Establish initial incident command, assess the situation, take measures to ensure life safety, establish perimeter control and security, determine resource gaps, request mutual aid and assistance

Incident objectives established on the following priorities

Life safety, incident stabilization, property preservation


Incident action plan. Specifies instant objectives, states activities to be completed, covers a time frame called an operational., Maybe oral or written except for hazardous materials incident which require a written IAP

IAP answers these questions

What do we need to do? Who is responsible for doing it? What resources are needed? How do we communicate?

ICS structure requires each element have how many people in charge

Each element have a person in charge

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Span of control

The number of individuals or resources one supervisor can manage affectively during an incident. Very from 3 to 7 and a ratio of one supervisor to five subordinates

ICS. Resources it’s critical to know

What resources are needed and available and where the deployed resources are located.

Resource management includes process

Identifying resource requirements, ordering in acquiring, mobilizing and dispatching, tracking and reporting, recovering and demobilizing, reimbursing and maintaining inventory


Incident command post

Information and intelligence management

Risks assessments, threats involving potential for violence, surveillance of Desease outbreak, weather forecasts, structural plans and vulnerabilities

Situation implications for incidents management assisted living building collapse

Take measures to ensure safety if responders, prioritize needs, determine incident objectives , identify resources needs

ICS enables

Enables a coordinated response among various jurisdictions and agencies, establishes common processes for planning and managing resources, allows for integration of Facilities equipment personnel procedures in communication operating within a common organizational structure

What is the first thing you would do after incident

Established initial incident command, assessor size up the situation, take measures to ensure life safety, establish perimeter control and security, determine resource gaps, request Aid

What questions should incident action plan ask?

What do we need to do? Who is responsible for doing it? What resources are needed? How do we communicate?

ICS is a modular organization

Top down based on size and complexity, determined based on the incident objectives and resource requirements, expands and contracts as needed and requires each element have someone in charge

What is Span of control

number of individuals or resources one supervisor can manage affectively during an incident

Spanish control on incidents vary from

3-7 and one supervisor to five subordinates


Incident command post

Staging area

Resouces waiting to be deployed


Logistics administrations


Location from which helicopter centered air operations are conducted


Temporary location for helicopters can land and take off

Accountability checklist

Check in, incident action plan, unity of command, Span of control, resource trucking

What is your first task after being dispatched

Checking and received an assignment

After you have checked in and gotten assignment what do you next

Locate your incident supervisor and obtain your briefing

Briefings should include

Assessment of the situation, incident objectives, job responsibilities, ICS structure, location of work area, identification a break areas, instructions for getting resources, work shifts, safety procedures, personal protective equipment

Sure do you respond without being dispatched?


Common terminology covers what

Organizational functions, resource descriptions, incident Facilities incident response communication

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Unity of command

Means that all individuals have a designated supervisor they report to

What is unified command

Incidents involving multiple jurisdictions a single jurisdiction with multi agency nvolvement. Allows agencies to work together

Management by objective’s includes

Establishing over arching incident objectives, developing strategies, developing an issue mean assignments plans procedures and protocols, establishing measurable tactics or tasks

Five major management functions

Command, operations, planning, but just sticks, finance and administration

Command sets what

Is it an objective strategies and priorities and has overall responsibility for

Operations does what

Can ducks operations to reach the incident objectives established his tactics and directs all operational resources

Planning does what

Supports the incident action planning process by trucking resources collecting and analyzing information and maintaining documentation


Arranges for resources in need of services to support achievement of the incident objectives

Finance and administration

Monitors cost related to the incident and provides accounting procurement time recording and cost analysis

Incident commander has overall responsibility for

Establishing objectives, planning strategies, implementing tactics. On small incidents in advance they may accomplish all management functions

If your section is not staffed the incident commander will do what

Manage those functions themselves

The incident commander is responsible for what

Overall incident safety, providing information services to internal and X ternal stakeholders, establishing and maintaining luason with other agencies participating in the incident

Incident commanders me. How many deputies?

One and they must be as qualified as they are

Deputy incident commanders may be designated to

Perform tasks requested by the IC, perform the incident command function, represent in assisting agency

What does the command staff do you?

Provides information, safety, and liaison services for the organization

What does the general stuff do?

Signed functional authority for operations, planning, logistics, and finance and administration

Command staff

Public information officer, safety officer, liaison officer.

Liaison offucer

Serves as the primary contact for other agencies assisting at an incident

The incident commander may establish what four sections?

Operations, planning, logistics, finance and administration

What does the operations section to do?

Directs all response and tactical actions to achieve the incident objectives

What does logistics do

Activated as needed to support the incident response

What will the incident commander first establish?

Operations the remaining sections are established only as needed

Using consistent titles ensures what?

People from different organizations have the same credentials and qualifications

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Who is responsible for a strike team or task force

Leader and support position is single resource boss

What is the title of the organizational level of a unit?

Leader is the title and the support position is manager

Who is responsible for a division or group?

Supervisor and there is no support position

Who is responsible for overall management of the incident?

Incident commander with support position as Deputy

Who is responsible for supervision of a branch?


What is the title of the command staff organizational level

Title as officer and support position as assistant

Who is responsible for supervision of a branch?

director and support position is Deputy

Who is responsible for a functional sections such as operations?

chief, support position is deputy

Is signing deputies from other organizations can increase what

Inter-agency coordination

Sections chiefs are referred as

General staff

Operations section chie

Develops and implements strategy tactics to carry out the incident objectives and organizes the assigns and supervises the tactical response resources. The operation section chief is the person with the greatest technical expertise in dealing with the problem at hand

What are single resources

Individuals equipment crew or team

Single resources may be organized into two different types of teams

Task forces or strike teams

Task force

The combination of mixed resources was calm and communications operating under the direct supervision of a

Strike teams

Consist of similar resources with common communications operating under the direct supervision of a leader

What elements can be added to the operation section to manage span of control

Groups are divisions

What type of organization is the division?

East to divide an incident geographically

What are groups described as?

Functional areas of operation

Who can the operation section chief add to supervise groups and divisions

They can add branches with the person in charge designated as a director

When an operation section chief begins organizing resources into functional areas the correct additikn is called


Who determines of the planning section should be added?

The incident commander

What are the major activities of the planning section?

Collecting evaluating in displaying incident intelligence and information, preparing and documenting incident action plans, maintaining incident documentation and developing plans for demobilization

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Planning sections main include the following

Resources unit, situation unit, documentation unit, demobilization unit

Who decides if they logistics section should be added?

The incident commander

What is the logistics section chief do?

Make sure there are adequate resources personal supplies and equipment for meeting the incident objectives. They maintain their span of control but Adding branch directors in unit leaders

What is the logistics section is the major activities?

Ordering obtaining maintaining an accounting for essential personnel equipment and supplies, providing communication planning and resources, Setting up food services for responders, Setting up and maintaining incident Facilities, providing support Transportation, providing medical services the incident persoelle

What six units may be established in the logistics section?

Supply unit, ground support unit, Facilities unit, food unit, communications unit, medical unit,

What four units may be established by finance and administration

Compensation unit claims unit cost unit, procurement unit time unit

Who trucks personal?

The planning section chief

Who conducts activities such as search and rescue and first aide?

The operation section chief

Unified command institution in responding agencies blend into a integrated uniified team resulting in

Shared understanding of priorities and restrictions, single set of incident objectives, collaborative strategies, improved flow, less duplication of effort’s, better resource utilization

How do they make decisions under unified command?

Joint decisions and differences are worked out

What section maintains unity of command?

Operations section

What agency encourages the use of unified command?


Under unity of command H agency maintains its

Authority, responsibility, and accountability

Unified command features

Shared facilities, single planning process an incident action plan, integrated general stuff, coordinated process for resource ordering

Incident coordination

Establishes policy based on interactions with agency executives other agencies and stakeholders, collects analyzes and disseminate information to support a common operating picture, establish his priorities among incidents, resolves critical resource issues, facilitates the distichs support and resources tracking, synchronizes public information to ensure everyone is speaking with one voice


Emergency operations center

An EOC is

A physical location, staffed with personal training and authorized to represent their agency, equipped with communications resources, managed to protocols, applicable at different levels of government


Joint information center. Coordinates all incident related public information and is a central point of contact for all news media

ICS requires you soon accountability for

Abiding by policies procedures and guidelines, working on the objectives in the incident action plan, ensuring unity of command and chain of command by taking directions from your incident supervisor, managing your stress and being professional during the incident

Initial briefings should include

Current assessment of the situation, identification of your job responsibilities, identification of your coworkers, location of work area, identification of break areas instructions for obtaining resources operational periods and work shifts safety procedures and PPE. Personal Protective equipment

Recordkeeping guidelines are

Print or type all entries, enter dates in month day year format, Andrew date and time on all forms and records and use local time, fill in all the blanks with and N/A as appropriate use military 24 hour time

What are the major ICS features

Standardization which is common terminology, command which includes transfer of command and unity of command, planning, Facilities and resources, communications, professionalism, dispatch,

The incident command designates public information, safety and lies and services. These are referred to as what

Command staff

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How many questions is ICS 100 final exam? ›

To receive a “certificate of completion”, students must take the 25 multiple choice posttest, submit an answer sheet to EMI's Independent Study Office and score 75% on the test. There are two ways to take the test. a.

How many hours is ICS 100? ›

This course was a collaborative development between the U.S. Fire Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Emergency Management Institute, and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Estimated completion time: 4 hours.

What should you do after check in ICS? ›

After check-in, locate your incident supervisor, and obtain your initial briefing. The briefing information helps you plan your tasks and communicate with others. Briefings received and given should include: Current situation assessment.

What is the number one priority of ICS? ›

Maintaining an effective span of control is particularly important on incidents where safety and accountability are a top priority. Maintaining adequate span of control throughout the ICS organization is very important.

Can you retake the ICS 100 test? ›

If you did not pass, you are allowed to take the exam as many times as needed to pass.

Is ICS 100 open book? ›

The ICS exams are a two-hour exam. It is not open book or open note. We adhere to strict academic honesty guidelines. Incidents of cheating will be reported to the campus.

How do I know if I passed FEMA test? ›

You can contact the Independent Study Program's Customer Support Center at (301) 447-1200 or independent.study@fema.dhs.gov. One of our Customer Support Representatives will look up your student record, verify your course completion and issue you a certificate via email.

Does ICS 100 expire? ›

Independent Study Program courses certificates never expire. If you retake a course to refresh your skills, you may retake the exam however, our system will not re-score the exam and the original date of completion will always appear on your certificate for the course and the date cannot be changed.

Are FEMA exams open book? ›

The answers are not obvious. So, having the test in a word document will help to go find the answer. (you will not have the FEMA course open while taking the test). Basically, it is an open book test.

Do you check-in before or after security? ›

If you choose to check-in at one of our counters, our staff will take your bag from you at this point. Airport Security: Once you've checked in and handed over your luggage it will be time to go through the airport security.

What happens after security check-in? ›

Officials at the counter will check the required documents to verify your identity. After verification, you will be issued a boarding pass which will have all the details of your travel like Flight number, seat number, scheduled departure time of the flight.

What happens after you check-in? ›

Upon check in, your checked baggage will be provided to TSA for security screening. Once the screening process has completed, your airline will transport your checked baggage on your respective flight as well as deliver it to the baggage claim area.

What are the 5 C's of incident command? ›

ICS divides an emergency response into five manageable functions essential for emergency response operations: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and Finance and Administration. The basic structure of ICS is the same regardless of the type of emergency.

What are the 3 priorities of incident command? ›

Responsibilities of Command

The Fire Officer is responsible for establishing command and completing three strategic priorities: Life Safety. Incident Stabilization. Property Conservation & Environmental Protection.

What is are the 5 key principles of ICS? ›

Incident personnel should adhere to principles of accountability, including check-in/check-out, incident action planning, unity of command, personal responsibility, span of control, and resource tracking.

Can you take FEMA exam multiple times? ›

If a candidate wishes to refresh their skills, you may retake the exam; however, FEMA's system will not re-score the exam and the original date of completion will remain on the candidate's certificate of completion.

Are ICS diplomas Recognised? ›

The qualification you receive will be exactly the same as if you'd studied in school, college or university, and will be recognised and respected by employers worldwide.

How long does NIMS 100 take? ›

This course introduces NIMS and takes approximately three hours to complete.

How long are FEMA exams? ›

5 hours per response for the forms completed electronically or . 75 hours for forms manually completed.

Is ICS 100 and NIMS the same? ›

1. The Incident Command System (ICS) and NIMS are the same, and these terms can be used interchangeably. 2. ICS could be used to manage a large sporting event or a visit from a foreign dignitary.

Are FEMA certifications free? ›

Training provided by the CDP is federally funded at no cost to state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency response professionals or their agencies.

How do you know if FEMA denies you? ›

If you have questions or need to speak about your ineligibility status, call the FEMA helpline 800-621-3362 or TTY 800-462-7585. Those who use 711 or Video Relay Service can call 800-621-3362. Toll-free numbers are open daily from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Multilingual operators are available.

How does FEMA determine payout? ›

Your assistance will be determined by comparing your recorded essential losses and serious needs to the types of assistance available within FEMA programs and services. FEMA assistance is not the same as insurance nor can it make the survivor whole.

How long does it take to hear back from FEMA? ›

A FEMA determination letter, sent by regular mail or email typically within 10 days after the inspection, will include the eligibility decision and an explanation for it.

Which security certifications do not expire? ›

Most CompTIA certifications are good for three years, including CompTIA A+, Network+, Security+, Linux+, Cloud+, PenTest+, Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+), and Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP). The remaining three certifications — CompTIA Server+, and Project+ do not expire.

How do I get a copy of my ICS 100 certificate? ›


Please contact EMI at https://training.fema.gov/contactus/ to process your request. You can contact the Independent Study Program's Customer Support Center at (301) 447-1200 or independent.study@fema.dhs.gov.

Are ICS and NIMS the same? ›

Under NIMS, the State Operational Center (SOC) organizational structure reflects basic Incident Command System (ICS) functions. However, ICS is a field-based tactical communications system, whereas NIMS provides a system for managing the event at the local, operational area, region and state levels.

Does FEMA come door to door? ›

If you apply for federal disaster assistance, a FEMA inspector may call and visit to assess your property damage. They will have a FEMA ID badge. Officials inspect damaged buildings to determine if they can be occupied.

Why is FEMA doing a test? ›

Testing will help ensure an effective and reliable system exists to provide timely and accurate alerts to the public. After each test, an after-action report and improvement plan is created and incorporated into future testing to ensure continual advancement of alert and warning capabilities.

Do FEMA employees travel? ›

Yes you get a government travel card & all travel expenses are taken care of. Assignments can vary anywhere from 30 days up to 3-4 months.

Do I go straight to security if im not checking a bag? ›

carry-ons affects which lines you have to wait in and for how long. For instance, if you aren't checking a bag, you can usually skip lines at the check-in counter and proceed directly to airport security with an electronic ticket.

Can you go straight to security if you ve checked in online? ›

Are you travelling with hand luggage only? If you are, you may be able to check in online for free and print off your boarding pass, so all you need to do when you arrive at the airport is go straight through security.

Can I go straight to security with my boarding pass on my phone? ›

Can I use my mobile boarding pass to go through the security checkpoint and board my flight? Yes, simply show your mobile boarding pass on a mobile phone, iPad, or Apple Watch and a valid form of identification to the TSA Agent at security to proceed.

How do you fail a security check? ›

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Why would you fail a security check? ›

If the applicant or their immediate family have any ties to radical groups, terrorism, espionage etc., the right to refuse clearance may be used. Gaps in employment history that cannot be confirmed or traced. Refusal to answer some of the questions in the questionnaire or interview process.

Can I go out after security check? ›

In principle once you have Check In you can leave the airport because you have not yet cleared the security , The CISF personnel at the gate might stop you but you can cite an emergency requirement to leave the premise and they have to let you in when you come back because you have a valid ticket.

Why do I always get flagged at the airport? ›

Tripping the system during a background check

Other times, you could engage in some type of suspicious travel activity that triggers an additional screening which could include things like: Visits to high-risk countries. Unusual travel patterns (last minute one-way flight) Paying cash for tickets.

Do they scan checked bags for drugs? ›

Is the TSA looking for drugs in checked luggage? “TSA, in the course of screening, is not looking for drugs. We're focused on security threats,” reiterates Dankers.

What does TSA see when they scan your bag? ›

They can detect both metallic and non-metallic objects, ranging from guns to foods and plastics. Some airports no longer use backscatter scanners because they're considered a privacy invasion, but they remain in use at major US, UK, and European airports.

Is the FEMA test open book? ›

So, having the test in a word document will help to go find the answer. (you will not have the FEMA course open while taking the test). Basically, it is an open book test.

Can you retake a FEMA test? ›

Independent Study Program courses certificates never expire. If you retake a course to refresh your skills, you may retake the exam however, our system will not re-score the exam and the original date of completion will always appear on your certificate for the course and the date cannot be changed.

How many levels are there in ICS? ›

It shows the interconnections and interdependencies of all of the main components of a typical Industrial Control System (ICS), dividing the ICS architecture into two zones – Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) – and subdividing these zones into six levels starting at level 0.


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