Fire and EMS Guide to Better SOPs

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Imagine if your first responders knew how to handle any scenario safely and efficiently.

Excellence begins with your staff knowing what's expected of them and performing those expectations the same way every time.

In other words, excellence begins with rock-solid SOP management. Managing SOPs doesn't have to be a burden, in fact, proper SOP development, implementation, and management can lessen the amount of redunant work you do every week, all the while driving efficiency and readiness throughout your ranks.

We distilled scholarly articles, customer experiences, and government-funded research into this practical, down-to-earth guide on SOPs. It takes you step-by-step through each process of the SOP lifecycle, from idea to creation, from implementation to training, and more.

This guide will help:

  • Find the weak areas in your agency where SOPs are lacking.
  • Create SOPs that solve specific problems and reduce the need for response call intervention.
  • Make vague, outdated SOPs strong and comprehensive.
  • Keep response outcomes predictable and safe.

Two firefighters communicate about ways to improve fireground operations.

"It’s imperative – literally life or death in some cases – to reach every first responder with new information about evolving risks and tactics."

  • Rebecca Desch, Program Administrator
  • City of Bradenton Fire Department