Guide to Developing Effective Standard Operating Procedures for Fire & EMS Departments [open pdf - 693KB]
This guide to Developing Effective Standard Operating Procedures for Fire and EMS Departments is designed to assist emergency service managers in establishing effective standard operating procedures (SOPs) within their organizations. It will serve as a valuable resource for personnel seeking a clear understanding of operational issues, and will facilitate compliance with current laws, regulations, and standards related to the emergency services. The guide explains how SOPs can be developed, lists topic areas that should be covered, and describes various styles and formats.
Federal Emergency Management Agency: US Fire Administration, http://www.usfa.fema.gov/