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Review of Emergency Responder Standard Operating Procedures/Guidelines (SOP/SOG)

Fire Protection Research Foundation report: “Review of Emergency Responder Standard Operating Procedures /Guidelines (SOP/SOG)"
Authors: Lana Benny
Date of issue: March 2019


The fire service operates as a para-military organization dependent on clear and predetermined instructions. This allows individuals to know what they are supposed to do as well as expect what others will do. Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines (SOPs/SOGs) documents provide information on department rules for completing a job, using the knowledge and skills to perform specific operations. A model template for developing these documents will be important when considering techniques and methods used in firefighting based on accepted scientific principals and research in the field of fire dynamics.