S-260

True or false: consuming beer at an incident is permitted as long as it is done off shift and does not disrupt others
FALSE
Name 3 documents that address incident behavior
**Important**
1) Wildland Fireline handbook
2) IRPG
3) Incident Business Management Handbook
When you observe or hear of inappropriate behavior you should: (list 3 actions)
1) Report to supervisor
2) Report to Human Resources Specialist
3) Report to IC
4) Provide support
5) Document
Violation of incident conduct rules can result in: (list 2)
**Important**
1) Removal from assignment
2) Termination
3) Information sent back to home unit
True or False: All incident personnel can use government property for government use as long as it is not damaged or consumed.
FALSE
List 2 responsibilities or roles of the incident Human Resources Specialist
1) Point of contact for civil rights and human resource concerns
2) Receive reports and verify for inappropriate behavior
If you feel like you are being harassed, whom might you talk to?
Your supervisor, HRS, the offender
(answer is ‘all of the above’)
Under what 4 types of employment coverage can incident personnel be hired and paid?
Organized crews, casual, state employed offices, federal sources of recruitment, cooperators
True or false: Agreements for organized crews, which are hired as casuals, can deviate from the Pay Plan for Emergency Workers
FALSE
True or false: Fireline personnel must be a minimum of 18 years of age
TRUE
True or false: Active military personnel on leave can be paid as casuals
FALSE
List 3 situations that authorize the hiring of casuals
**Important**
1) To fight an ongoing fire
2) When fire danger is very high to extreme, or during high risk periods
3) Provide support to an ongoing incident
List the 3 forms necessary to hire and pay a casual:
**Important**
1) I-9
2) W-4
3) Single resource casual hire information
Define “casual”
Person hired and compensated under the pay plan for emergency workers
True or false: federal and state taxes will be withheld from a casual’s pay
TRUE
True or false: An individual will be paid for their 2 R&R days no matter what day they get back
FALSE (only if the two days fall on regular work days)
Medical treatment is non-compensable except when:
Traveling to and from the medical facility
The initial timekeeping document which needs to be completed and submitted daily is the:
SF-261 (CTR)
True or false: If hazard pay is authorized, GS employees receive HP for all hours in pay status that day
TRUE
True or false: All incident personnel must adhere to work/rest guidelines
TRUE
True or false: Drivers on an incident man not drive over 10 hours in one duty day
TRUE
List 3 reasons a GS employee can receive hazard pay
**Important**
1) uncontrolled fireline
2) rough terrain
3) working with helicopter overhead
What form would a Personnel Time Recorder use to record time?
OF-288
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Payment overtime
**Important**
Regular gov employee
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Pay differentials
**Important**
Regular gov employee
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Rest and paid day off
**Important**
Both
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Guaranteed hours
**Important**
Both
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Spot change tour of duty
**Important**
Regular gov employee
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Compensated for travel time to and from the incident
**Important**
Both
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Ordered standby
**Important**
Both
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
AD rates
**Important**
Casual
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Non-compensable meal breaks
**Important**
Both
Regular government employee, Casual, or Both?
Pay Plan for Emergency Workers
**Important**
Casual
True or false: travel days are included when counting the number of days on assignment
FALSE
What are the 2 types of commissary?
1) Contracted
2) Agency provided
True or false: Ass commissary must be purchased through payroll deductions
**Important**
FALSE
What is the document that authorizes commissary for regular government employees and casuals?
OF-288
List the steps a crew boss should take to obtain commissary for the crew
1) Identify the type and size of item needed
2) List by individual name
3) Submit to commissary manager or Time Unit Leader
What form is used to record commissary purchases by incident personnel?
OF-287
Who approves t-shirt logos that a contracted commissary has designed for the incident?
Finance/Administration Section Chief
Who on the incident is entitled to payroll deduction for commissary?
1) National Guard hired as casuals
2) Contractors
3) Casuals
List 2 ways in which commissary can be purchased
1) Payroll deduction
2) cash
3) Credit Card
An injured individual should complete a notice of traumatic injury and claim for compensation, CA-1, and submit it to their supervisor within:
48 hours
True or false: If an individual is injured, no matter how slight, the supervisor should be consulted before a CA-1 is completed
FALSE (up to the individual)
FECA authorizes _____and______ for federal employees and casuals who sustain injuries/illnesses in the performance of duty
Medical and Disability
What form is used to report and document a traumatic injury?
CA-1
Define traumatic injury and give 2 examples
**Important**
Wound or condition caused by external force
1) Sprained ankle
2) Lacerations requiring stitches
Define occupational injury and give 2 examples
**Important**
Disease caused by systemic infections, continued or repeated strain/stress (conditions of work)
1) Smoke inhalation
2) back strain
3) Bronchitis
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Ensures backside of CA-2 is completed
Supervisor
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Makes final determination on validity of claim
OWCP
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Notifies supervisor of injury or illness
Injured individual
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Submits reportable claims to the appropriate workers’ compensation office
Home unit
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Compiles case files to document injuries occurring on the incident
Compensation for injury specialist
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Completes front side of the CA-1
Injured individual
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Advises individuals of their rights and responsibilities when injured or ill
Compensation for injury specialist
Compensation for injury specialist, Injured individual, OWCP, Supervisor, or Home Unit?
-Administers the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA)
OWCP
True or false: A regular gov employee who chooses to take AL while in travel status, may do so and then notify the home unit supervisor when they return home
FALSE – must get authorization BEFORE
What amount would a traveler receive for the first day of travel given a per diem rate of $55 for lodging and $31 for M&IE? Lodging was provided; meals were not
75% of $31 = $23.25
True or false: most federal agencies cannot provide cash advances to emergency incident personnel
TRUE
True or false: A lodging receipt is not required on a claim for reimbursement
FALSE
True or false: Casuals are entitled to per diem while under hire
**Important**
TRUE
What is the advantage of procuring a rental vehicle through a procurement officer?
1) The incident is responsible for the vehicle
2) Your rented vehicle can act as a ‘pool vehicle’
3) Releases individual from liability
What is the Emergency Equipment Rental Agreement document called?
OF-294
What is the Vehicle/heavy equipment inspection checklist document called?
OF-296
What is the Emergency Equipment shift ticket document called?
OF-297
What is the Emergency Equipment Use Invoice document called?
OF-286
What document do requests for equipment and supplies go on?
ICS 213 (General Message)
Who has the authority to settle a contract claim?
Procurement officer
True or false: A resource order can take place of a requisition
TRUE
What form is used to order an item through the supply unit?
ICS 213 (General Message)
Who is responsible for completing and submitting the Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket?
Agency Representative
Who is the Emergency Equipment Shift Ticket submitted to?
Equipment Time Recorder
What is the purpose of the shift ticket?
Track hours, track miles, track breaks or downtime
Incident commander, Crew boss, Supply Unit Leader, or Incident personnel?
Responsible for the efficient use, care, and custody of property
Incident personnel
Incident commander, Crew boss, Supply Unit Leader, or Incident personnel?
Ensures property identification and marketing procedures are followed
Supply unit leader
Incident commander, Crew boss, Supply Unit Leader, or Incident personnel?
Has overall responsibility for establishing and maintaining a sound property management program for the incident
Incident commander
Incident commander, Crew boss, Supply Unit Leader, or Incident personnel?
Checks out property for crew
Crew boss
Incident commander, Crew boss, Supply Unit Leader, or Incident personnel?
Can be held financially accountable for lost property under their care
Incident personnel
You have been working on the same division for several days. One of your crew members reports to you that she found hand tools scattered next to the fireline. What do you do?
Notify your supervisor and return tools to supply unit
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Sleeping bag
Durable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Chainsaw
Accountable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Batteries
Consumable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Engine
Accountable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Fuel
Consumable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Pulaski
Durable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
MREs
Consumable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Cloth canteen covers
Durable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Laptop
Accountable
Accountable property, durable property, or consumable property?
Radio kit
Accountable
True or false: As you go through the demob process, it is important to have all issued property returned to the supply unit
**Important**
TRUE
You are a crew boss and need to give your replacement crew your radio and belt weather kit. What are you going to do?
1) Return it to supply unit if possible
2) or document on a WAYBILL or ICS 213
List the four types of cooperative agreements and their associated implementing documents (the Annual Operating Plan or Cost-Share agreement)
**Important**
1) Interagency – CSA/AOP
2) Cooperative – CSA/AOP
3) Memoranda – CSA/AOP
4) Mutual aid – NEITHER
Agreements to specify in writing
**Important**
Responsibilities, authorities, financial arrangements, terms and conditions (answer: all of the above)
Why do you need to be aware of agreements that may be in effect?
1) Effective and efficient record keeping
2) Management of how to fight or uphold the agreement
List 2 types of incidents that may come under the jurisdiction of the Federal Management Agency
1) Floods
2) Hurricanes
List 3 forms of documentation that must accompany an Employee Claim for Loss or damage to Personal Property
1) Original purchase receipt
2) copies of catalog descriptions or ads
3) written witness statement
4) two repair estimates
List 3 types of claims that can be filed against the government
1) tort
2) non-tort
3) contract
4) employee