A. all functions of the Command and General Staff are filled and the entire list of elements within each Section.
B. only the functions and positions necessary are filled.
C. all functions of the Command and General Staff must be filled.
D. functions and positions remain the same throughout the incident regardless of expansion.
When an incident expands, the answer depends on the specific incident management system being used. However, typically, the correct answer would be option B : only the functions and positions necessary are filled.
During the initial stages of an incident, a smaller team or command staff may be sufficient to handle the incident. However, as the incident expands in scope or complexity, additional resources and personnel may be required to effectively manage the situation. In such cases, only the functions and positions necessary to address the evolving needs of the incident are filled.
This approach ensures that resources are utilized efficiently and that the incident management structure remains flexible and scalable. It allows for the allocation of appropriate resources based on the incident’s changing dynamics, rather than filling all positions regardless of their immediate relevance or need.