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.
100- MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
101-GENERAL ADMINISTRATION- Procedures related to activities that maintain and support the organization, including financial management, resource management, information processing, and maintenance and development of the organizational infrastructure.
- 101.3-Emergency Vehicles and Special Apparatus
- G-124-Fire Apparatus Maintenance
- 101.4-Equipment and Supplies
- G-119-Scott Cylinder Maintenance
- 101.4.1 Hose Testing
- 101.7-Training, Education, and Exercises
102-MEMBER HEALTH AND ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS—
Procedures affecting member health, fitness, and performance, to include assessment, enhancement, and enforcement activities.
103-ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING AND PREPAREDNESS—
Procedures affecting organizational analysis and planning systems for management, administration, and emergency operations.
- 103.2-SOG Development
- 103.4-Emergency Operations Planning
300-EMERGENCY OPERATIONS-GENERAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
301-OPERATING EMERGENCY VEHICLES-
Procedures for the safe and effective operation of emergency vehicles and special apparatus, including fire engines, ambulances, trucks, tankers, and other fleet vehicles.
- 301.1-Driving Emergency Vehicles
- 301.5-Use of Personal Vehicles
302-SAFETY AT EMERGENCY INCIDENTS-
General procedures outlining safety considerations-for agency personnel at various types of emergency incidents.
- 302.4-Protective Clothing and Equipment
- 302.5-Personnel Accountability System
General procedures governing communications during emergency incidents.
- 303.1-System Access
- 303.4-Emergency Signals
- 303.4.1-Transmission of an Urgent Message
- 303.4.2-Transmission of a Mayday Message
- 303.4.3 Emergency Evacuation signal
- G-123-Emergency Evacuation Signal
304-COMMAND FREE AND CONTROL-
General procedures directing use of the Incident Command/ Incident Management System and controlling inter-agency coordination
305-SPECIAL FREE OPERATIONS-
Procedures for special emergency response operations and situations.
306-POST-INCIDENT FREE OPERATIONS-
Procedures for activities after incidents designed to assess and document actions, restore capabilities, address problems, and improve future results.
400- EMERGENCY OPERATIONS-FIRE SUPPRESSION
401-FIRE SUPPRESSION RISK MANAGEMENT-
Procedures designed to minimize risk to responders and implement aspects of the department’s health and safety program at fire suppression incidents.
- 401.2-Rapid Intervention Teams
402-COMPANY FREE OPERATIONS-
Procedures covering activities related to specific company operations.
- 402.1-Incident Staffing
- G-101-Apparatus Manning
- 402.1.1-Appartus Response
- 402.3-Engine Company Operations
- 402-3-1 Pump Storage Mode
- 402-3-4 Five Inch Supply Lines and Hydrassist Valve
- 402-3-5 Attack Line Requirements
- 402-3-6 Adjustable Nozzle Storage Mode
- 402-3-7 Extended Lay
- 402.4-First-In Engine Operations
Procedures that guide fire and emergency personnel in remediation of fire suppression incidents.
- 403.3-Offensive and Defensive Operations
- 403.4-Apparatus Placement
SPECIAL FACILITIES/TARGET HAZARDS-Procedures for response to and operations at special structures or hazards.
405-SPECIAL FREE FIRE SUPPRESSION OPERATIONS-
Procedures covering special fire suppression response situations and operations.
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.
- 503.4-Helicopter Operations
602-HAZARDOUS MATERIALS RESPONSE RISK MANAGEMENT-
Procedures designed to minimize risk to responders and implement aspects of the department’s health and safety program at hazardous materials incidents.
- 602.3-Air Monitoring
Procedures that direct activities related to search and rescue operations, including vehicle rescue, agricultural rescue, and extrication from industrial equipment.
- 701.2 WFD lockout-tagout policy
- 702.1 Rescue operations at Motor Vehicle Accidents with Entrapment
- 703.1 Ice Rescue SOGs-Mikes changes after review for attached sog
- 703.5.1 Rope Identification, classification and storage
900-FIRE POLICE -
Procedures directed at how Fire Police assures the safe and Opperations.