The following governmental agencies have been assigned statutory authority to respond to the scenes and perform various roles, e.g., the following agencies can reasonable be expected to respond to hazardous material (hazmat) accidents on Pennsylvania highways:
Department of Environmental Protection.
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Federal Emergency Management Agency defines ICS as: ?An incident management system consisting of procedures for organizing personnel, facilities, equipment, and communications at the scene of an emergency.? True/False
For police incidents falling within the primary jurisdiction of the Department, the highest ranking Department member at the scene shall assume the role of Incident Commander. However, to ensure command continuity, the temporary involvement of a higher ranking member at the scene will automatically require that member to assume the role of Incident Commander. True/False
A single command involving one person may be used when there is no overlap of jurisdictional boundaries or when a single commander is designated by the agency with overall management responsibility for the incident. This person is normally referred to as the Incident Commander. True/False
ICS does not require all plans to address strategic goals and tactical objectives. True/False
What is the first priority for any emergency incident?
Who is responsible for maintaining files of all incident command exercises conducted within the Department?
Director, Office of Domestic Security
The Resource Unit is located within what section of the Incident Command Structure?
The Planning Section
Which section within the Incident Command Structure is responsible for the management of all tactical operations at an incident?
The ________________ is responsible for providing facilities, services, and materials to sustain the incident response.
The Logistics Section
The distinguishing characteristic between civil disorders and many other emergencies is that:
A law has been broken
Experience has demonstrated that the police must respond to acts of civil disorder:
Quickly and visibly
If a municipal police agency requests PSP assistance at a civil disorder (non-labor disturbance) the request for assistance should be directed from the municipal agency head to the:
Highest ranking member on duty at the station having jurisdiction
_________ is the highest civil and military authority in the commonwealth
Governor of the Commonwealth
_________ has primary responsibility to manage civil disorders resulting from labor disputes (as per formal opinion 208):
State Police Policy regarding incidents at State Correctional Institutes is governed by a ____________ with the Department of Corrections.
Mutual Policy Statement
The Commonwealth of PA has how many State Correctional Institutes?
All criminal incidents reported to PSP by a State Correctional Institutes shall be:
The Departments role at most State Correctional Institution emergency is to:
Assist the Department of Corrections.
Members may be called to assist at a State Correctional Institute emergency to include:
Job walk offs by staff
Emergency Response Plans for State Correctional Institutes shall contain, at a minimum, the following:
Duties and responsibilities
True/False An incident commander or the Department of Corrections spokesperson is authorized to make statements regarding the status of the incident.
When do labor disputes become a police incident?
Highways are blocked due to picketing or demonstrations
Which of the following are Responsibilities of the Department to incidents of LABOR DISPUTES?
Providing assistance to injured persons
Clearing the highways for public passage
Providing proper release of public information of the incident
Upon notification of an incident that requires a Department response, the on duty supervisor shall make an immediate determination of the level of Department response and notify the Station Commander and OD. If the repose is beyond the level of staffing capabilities existing at the Station Level, what happens next?
The corporal calls the OD. The OD then calls the Troop Commander to determine the correct level of staffing.
Upon resolution of an incident that required a significant commitment of Department resources, who shall ensure an After-Action Report is prepared and submitted?
The Troop commander
TRUE or FALSE When responding to a Hazardous Materials Incident the Emergency Response Guidebook should be consulted to identify what materials and what actions should be taken.
Which of the following is a protective action that should be used in response to a Hazardous Material Incident as described in the Emergency Response Guidebook?
When responding to a hazardous materials incident the member should do which of the following:
Secure the scene
Approach from upwind
Identify the hazard
Assess the situation
Where should a command post be setup at a Hazardous Materials Incident?
TRUE or FALSE: The types of chemicals that are being transported on a tractor trailer can be found on either the placards on the side of the vehicle or on the shipping papers.
Which of the following is the number one priority when responding to HAZMAT incidents?
Hazardous Materials listed on a shipping paper that accompany a load must be in the form of one of the following , EXCEPT:
Entered Last on the Papers
When the driver is at the controls of a Hazmat endorsed vehicle, the shipping papers must be where?
Within the driver?s immediate reach while restrained in the seat
On the front windshield
TRUE or FALSE: Individual Hazmat Placards must be displayed for each class of hazardous material being transported.
When does the Dept of Environmental Protection arrange for the disposal of materials?
Only when a significant threat is posed to the public or environment
For Hazardous materials and containers discovered on the highway, members shall perform in what capacity?
Provide necessary traffic control
When does the Dept become involved in search and rescue incidents?
Reports of Missing or Overdue Aircraft
Searches for persons with known mental and/ or physical disabilities
Children who become separated from their Parents or guardians
Members should treat all search and rescue incidents as emergencies for the following reasons.
The subject may be injured and in need of emergency medical attention.
The subject may be endangered and in need of protection from self or another party (i.e. abductor)
The subject may be endangered and in need of protection from environment
Time and weather destroy clues that can be used to help locate the subject
TRUE or FALSE: Search and Rescue incidents include manhunts for wanted persons.
What Federal Agency is responsible for coordinating inland search and rescue activities in the Continental United States?
Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC)
What is the definition of a HASTY SEARCH?
a search aimed at high-probability areas where the subject might easily be found.
Interviews with persons knowledgeable about the incident. (True or False)
The search area is the maximum distance traveled by the subject. What factor can cause this distance to increase.
True or False: Once the potential search are has been defined, it is important to limit the area so the boundaries do not increase with the passage of time. One way to achieve this is to set up a containment area. (True or False)
In a search and rescue operation there is no need to begin contingency planning for the evacuation of the subject early in the search for the subject.(True or False.)
When ending a large scale search and rescue operation the 2 main considerations should be.
Maintain medical personnel till the end and adequate rest and nourishment of the staff.
True /False-Segmenting the search area involves dividing the total search area into manageable segments or sectors, which can be individually searched by a SRU (Search and Rescue Unit).
Which of the following steps should be taken after a SRU (Search and Rescue Unit) has concluded their assigned search before moving on to a new segment?
Debrief with the Incident Commander and/or Planning Section Chief.
What special consideration(s) should be taken when conducting a nighttime search?
SRU?s can become easily disoriented in darkness.
The possibility of injury to searchers.
Low-hanging branches, rocks and other hazards can impede the progress of SRU?s.
True /False- (POA) Probability of Area is defined as the likelihood the subject is located in a defined segment.
What is the realistic amount of time it should take an SRU to conduct a search of its segment?
four to six hours
Which of the following terms describes a written agreement between law enforcement agencies and School Districts?
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
Which type of incident does the MOU address between the Department and schools when it takes place on school property?
Act of violence
Possession of a weapon
When and how can the MOU be amended?
At any time by written consent of the parties
Which of the following terms describes knowledge of all factors that may or may not contribute to an incident?
Situational Awareness reporting shall occur immediately and include which of the following?
Significant traffic backlogs
During which Alert Condition will all members be scheduled for 12 hour shifts, seven days a week?
Alert Condition 3
There are five Standardized Roadway Condition Descriptions, with Condition 1 being a clear roadway and Condition 5 being an impassible roadway. True/False
False (There are six descriptions, with Condition 6 being an impassible roadway)
Each Troop Drill shall be no less than 4 hours in duration. True/False
During each Troop Drill a minimum of ______ hours(s) shall be devoted to the conduct of emergency preparedness rehearsals.
In the event a member perceives the need for National Guard assistance in an emergency situation, all available information shall be forwarded through channels, by the most expedient means, to the?
Deputy Commissioner of Operations or the Director, Office of Domestic Security.
Requests for investigative assistance of federal law enforcement agencies, e.g. FBI, DEA, etc., shall be made at the station level by the Criminal Investigation Supervisor. True/False
False (These requests shall be initiated by the investigating member)
When the Department or a segment of the Department is assigned to Alert Condition 3, leave shall be cancelled for all members, PCO?s, and other designated essential personnel. True/False
False (Leave may be cancelled)
A Troop Drill ?record of attendance? is maintained at the Troop or Bureau Headquarters for a period of ____ years.
This is a condition of readiness when the Department is anticipating events occurring that would require a greater-than-normal response. Segments of the Department will take incident-specific steps to ensure they are equipped and operationally prepared to respond to the incident.
This is a higher level of readiness of the Department in response to a specific identified threat, act, or event where a substantial response by the Department is anticipated or ongoing. This condition may be authorized by a Troop Commander or higher authority. This matter shall be brought to the attention of the affected Area Commander and the Deputy Commissioner of Operations. Situational awareness reporting shall be sent no less than every eight hours or at shorter intervals at the discretion of the Troop Commander or higher authority.
This is the highest level of readiness for all segments of the Department. This level will generally not be declared unless an attack, disaster, other catastrophic event, or incident is anticipated or has occurred and requires massive police intervention. This condition may be authorized by the Commissioner or designee. Situational awareness reporting shall be sent at the frequency determined by the Commissioner or designee.
What is the following roadway condition level: Clear and wet?Bare/wet pavement surface is the general condition. There are occasional areas having snow or ice accumulations resulting from drifting, sheltering, cold spots, frozen melt-water, etc.
What is the following roadway condition level: Impassable?The roadway is temporarily impassable. This may be the result of severe weather (low visibility, etc.) or road conditions (drifting, excessive unplowed snow, avalanche potential or actuality, glare ice, crashes, vehicles stuck on the road, etc.).