Which statement best describes ICS Form 201?
A: Lists all resources and organization assignments for the upcoming operations period
B: It allows a Single Resource Unit Leader to track major activities during each operational period.
C: It is completed by the Safety Officer in order to address safety concerns and identify mitigation measures.
D: It contains status information for briefing the incoming Incident Commander or other incoming resources.
The correct answer is option D.
It contains status information for briefing the incoming Incident Commander or other incoming resources
In ICS form, all participants will receive several crucial information before the execution of the operation to ensure that the service runs smoothly.
ICS Form 201:
It stands for the Incident Command System. NIMS generally produces it and it is one of the forms from a booklet of Incident Command System.
It provides the basic information to the commander and the general staff about the situation of the incident and the resources provided to the incident. Also, it serves as a first action worksheet.
The information that this form includes things such as:
- a rough map or sketch about the operation’s location.
- A brief summary of the incidents that they are about to face
- List of steps and planned objective that is created by the team leaders
- List of resources at their disposals along with the identity of their team members.
Thus, In ICS form 201, a piece of very detailed information is provided about the incident and a list of resources provided to that particular incident. ICS form is also referred to as Incident Briefing Form.