So that problems as a result of miscommunication may be avoided within the organization of the Wyckoff Fire Department written guidelines will be developed that will define how operations are preferred to be conducted. These guidelines, called standard operating guidelines or SOGs, clearly spell out what is expected and required of personnel during emergency response and non-emergency activities. They provide a mechanism to communicate legal and administrative requirements, organizational policies, and strategic plans to the members.
This SOG Index will serve as an outline in the formulation, implementation, organization, and administration of SOGs for the Wyckoff (NJ) Fire Department. The intent of the Index is to aid in the ease of categorization of existing SOGs and to serve as a tool in identifying the need for a new SOG to be authored. It is understood that emergency operations are unique in that they are continually evolving and may require actions that are unconventional and differ from the existing SOGs, and these are written strictly as a suggestion as to the preferred manner in which a certain operation is to be addressed. If an Incident Commander, or person working under the Incident Commander, deems it absolutely necessary to conduct operations in such a way which is in a different process than outlined in the written SOG, they have the ability to do so. Any and all diversion from the written SOG should be carefully considered with life safety being the most important factor.
The index, itself, is nothing more than a boiler plate outline and many of the indicated line items may not have a written SOG. In these cases, the Incident Commander will have full descression to make decisions based on life safety, incident stabilization, and property conservation.
Finally, the SOGs of the Wyckoff Fire Department are continually evolving as deemed necessary by the SOG Committee. With this in mind it is of utmost importance that all members of the Wyckoff Fire Department familiarize themselves with the SOGs and periodically chek for updates, revisions, and new SOGs posted on this site.
500- EMERGENCY OPERATIONS- EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE
501-EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE RISK MANAGEMENT-
Procedures designed to minimize risk to responders and implement aspects of the department’s health and safety program at emergency medical incidents.
- 501.1-Incident Infection Control
- 501.2-Protective Clothing and Equipment
- 501.3-Lifting/Moving Patients
- 501.4-Hostile Situations
502-PRE-HOSPITAL FREE EMS FIRST RESPONSE-
Procedures directed at the personnel delivering the first pre-hospital EMS resources to the incident scene.
- 502.1-Delivery Model
- 502.2-Patient Care
- 502.3-Treatment Protocols
- 502.4-Medical Equipment and Devices
- 502.5-Biohazard and General Waste Disposal
- 502.6-Clothing/Equipment Decontamination
503-PATIENT FREE DISPOSITION AND TRANSPORTATION-
Procedures directed at how the Fire/EMS Organization assures the safe and effective delivery of the patient to the appropriate facility.
- 503.1-Destination Guidelines
- 503.2-Method/Mode of Transportation
- 503.3-Ambulance Operations
- 503.4-Helicopter Operations
- S-101-Helicopter Medivac Dispatch and Safety Rules
504-MANAGEMENT OF EMS OPERATIONS-
Procedures directed maintaining organizational readiness to provide emergency medical services in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and standards.
- 504.1-Re-supply/Procurement of Supplies
- 504.2-System Inventory
- 504.3-Designation of Treatment Facilities
- 504.4-Data Collecting and Reporting
- 504.5-Quality Improvement System
- 504.6-Research and Reporting
- 504.7-Standard of Care
- 504.8-Patient Care Reporting
- 504.9-Patient Documentation and Billing
505-SPECIAL FREE EMS OPERATIONS-
Procedures covering special emergency medical response situations and operations.
- 505.1-Mass Gatherings
- 505.2-Hazerdous Materials Team Medical Monitoring
- 505.3-EMS Operations at Hazmat Incidents
- 505.4-EMS Operations at Technical Rescue Incidents
- 505.5-EMS Operations During Disasters
- 505.6-EMS Operations in the Rehabilitation Area/Sector
- G-127-Emergency Incident Rehabilitation