The Incident Command System (ICS) Is Only Applicable To Large, Complex Incidents, true or false?

False, the Incident Command System (ICS) is applicable to all sizes and kinds of incidents, not only large and complex ones.

A good example of the application of ICS for small and simple incidents is a minor car accident. In this scenario, the first responder on the scene is the Incident Commander. He assesses the situation, prioritizes tasks (such as ensuring safety, calling for additional help if needed, and collecting information), and assigns roles to others who arrive at the scene (such as directing traffic or providing medical aid).

According to the official FEMA IS-100.C course material, it’s important to note that ICS can be applied to planned events (like the Olympics, state fairs, and local parades) and routine activities as well, not just for emergencies.