Policy is ever changing and evolving with technology, new leadership, and updates to national guidelines. (Did anyone foresee a need for a “Social Media Policy” ten years ago?)
This month At the Ready provides you the training resources, templates, and guides to develop or update your agency’s SOPs and Procedures. Please let us know if you have any other resources/ guidance that we can share with other agencies and departments! Just email us!
General topic on the importance of SOPs, and why they need to be developed. This document is focused on the manufacturing industry, but can be adopted for any profession.
Guide to Developing Effective Standard Operating Procedures for Fire and EMS Departments
Chief Orrick, W, Dwayne, Developing the Police Department Policy- Procedure Manual
Additional guidance may be available from your state or municipality. This one in cooperation between the Department of Homeland Security and SAFECO is available for Indiana. (Excellent resource for Interoperability/ Mutual Aid Guidelines)
Free Templates for developing SOPs or Procedure Documents are available (word format) (You have to provide basic company information to access training manuals and templates)