Which statement accurately describes one reason a delegation of authority may be needed?
A: When the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities
B: If the Incident Commander is acting within his or her existing authorities
C: To specify the Incident Action Plan to be implemented by the Incident Commander
D: To relieve the granting authority of the ultimate responsibility for the incident
The correct answer is option A.
The reason which delegation of authority needed is when the incident scope is complex or beyond existing authorities.
Delegation of authority:
Delegation of authority means handing over the power to the level where it is better practised than the present administration.
A supervisor cannot complete all the tasks assigned to him. So, to meet the targets, he should delegate an authority. Here, the delegation of authority means the division of power and authority in subordinates so that to perform all the given tasks in die time.
Delegation means to entrust some parts of your job to someone else. So, we can define delegation of authority as “subdivision and sub-allocation of powers to the subordinates in order to achieve effective results’’.
So, according to the demand of the question, the delegation of authority is required where the incident scope is vast and complex. It means that the current or existing authorities could not complete this task. We can say that the range of incident is beyond the existing authorities that they wouldn’t be able to meet the target. Therefore, the power is divided into subordinates so that they can understand the task and complete it efficiently.