Which item is included in the NIMS management characteristic of accountability?
A: check-in/check-out of incident personnel
B: establish specific, measurable objectives
C: conduct briefings as part of the transfer of command
D: maintain an accurate inventory of resources
The correct answer is option A.
The NIMS management characteristic of accountability includes check-in and check-out of incident personal.
It follows the standardized management approach by using the check-in/check-out method, unity of command, incident action planning, personal responsibility, resource tracking, and span of control.
Further, accountability is essential during an incident. So, the person who manages the event should follow this principle of responsibility.
Check-in and check-out method:
Check-in/check-out method means that all responders should get assigned work properly reporting.
The check-in and check-out method are used for the convenience of the management to manage the documents properly.
NIMS is the abbreviation of the National Incident Management System. It is a comprehensive nationwide framework that enables private, government, and non-government organizations.
It enables them to provide a management approach applicable at all levels such as federal, state, local, and tribal.
NIMS management included the following items:
- Resource tracking
- Span of control
- Personal responsibility
- Unity of Command
- Incident action planning
- Check-in/check-out method