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.
800- EMERGENCY OPERATIONS- DISASTER OPERATIONS
801-ORGANIZING FOR DISASTER SITUATIONS-
Procedures that address modified organizational missions and personnel assignments during disaster operations.
- 801.1-Disaster Management
- 801.2-EOC Organization
- 801.3-ICS/EOC Interface
- 801.4-Activation Levels
- 801.5-Personnel Assignments and Responsibilities
- 801.6-Personnel Notification Procedures
- 801.7-Disaster Training
- 801.8-Disaster Preparation
802-DISASTER OPERATIONS RISK MANAGEMENT-
Procedures designed to minimize risk to responders and implement aspects of the department’s health and safety program in disaster operations.
- 802.1-Personal Protective Equipment
- 802.2-Disaster Operations Personal Safety
- 802.3-Protection of Facilities and Equipment
- 802.4-Accountability of Personnel
- 802.5-Suspending Operations
- 802.6-Member Injuries and Fatalities
Procedures providing general guidance for disaster operations, including methods and actions that differ from routine alarm response and coordination with other local, state, and federal disaster agencies and community groups.
- 803.1-Disaster Operations Center
- 803.2-Adjusted Levels of Response
- 803.3-Disaster Communications
- 803.4-Response Unit Routing and Placement
- 803.5-Damage Assessment
- 803.6-Specialized Equipment
- 803.7-Building Safety Evaluations
- 803.8-Community emergency Response Teams
- 803.9-Mitigation Activities
- 803.10-Curtailing Disaster Operations
Procedures to address disaster missions and response requirements that are specific to different types of hazards. The need to develop SOPs in this category will vary significantly from community to community depending on potential hazard vulnerability and local comprehensive emergency management plans. Potential hazards that might be addressed include the following:
- 804.1-Flood/Dam Break
- 804.5-Volcano Eruption
- 804.6-Snow/Ice Storm
- 804.8-Civil Disturbance
- 804.9-Mass Causality
- 804.10-Aircraft Crash
- 804.11-Train Accident
- 804.13-Gas Pipeline Incident
- 804.14-Ship Fire/Accident
- 804.15-Severe Storm
- 804.16-Building Collapse
- 804.17-Terrorism Incident