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I need a hand... Is there somewhere in the NFPA Codes that states a fire service will have, adopt and operate with Standard Operating Guidelines?? Can anyone give me a reference or a code??

Or are there any other organization that states such??

Thanks so much everyone..

Cheers,
Shawn McKERRY

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uhh i dunno, but without SOG's wouldnt there be chaos? i mean there would be freelancing at every incident without sog's
Yes I totally know what you mean... But I found what I was looking for...

NFPA 1500 4.1.2 (2002)

“The fire department shall prepare and maintain written policies and standard operating procedures that document the organization structure, membership, roles and responsibilities, expected functions, and training requirements, including the following:
(1) The types of standard evolutions that are expected to be performed and the evolutions that must be performed simultaneously or in sequence for different types of situations
(2) The minimum number of members who are required to perform each function or evolution and the manner in which the function is to be performed
(3) The number and types of apparatus and the number of personnel that will be dispatched to different types of incidents
(4) The procedures that will be employed to initiate and manage operations at the scene of an emergency incident”
NFPA 1500
4.1 Fire Department Organizational Statement.


4.1.1* The fire department shall prepare and maintain a written statement or policy that establishes the existence of the fire department, the services the fire department is authorized and expected to perform, and the basic organizational structure.

4.1.2* The fire department shall prepare and maintain written policies and standard operating procedures that document the organization structure, membership, roles and responsibilities, expected functions, and training requirements, including the following:

(1) The types of standard evolutions that are expected to be performed and the evolutions that must be performed simultaneously or in sequence for different types of situations

(2) The minimum number of members who are required to perform each function or evolution and the manner in which the function is to be performed

(3) The number and types of apparatus and the number of personnel that will be dispatched to different types of incidents

(4) The procedures that will be employed to initiate and manage operations at the scene of an emergency incident

4.1.3 The organizational statement and procedures shall be available for inspection by members or their designated representative.

NFPA 1720
3.3.26 Standard Operating Procedure. An organizational directive that establishes a standard course of action. [1201:1.7]

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