Standard Operating Procedures

Here is a list of vetted SOPs, available for download as PDFs and MS Word files. They come from the wikis on this site and other fire departments. They are updated regularly.

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014
Source: Firecrowd Crowdsourcing

Purpose:

This procedure identifies operational tactics for safe handling of electric drive vehicle (EDV) fires and provides all department personnel with operational guidance when responding to incidents involving electric and hybrid vehicles.

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013
Source: Chicago Fire Department

Purpose:

This order:

  • reaffirms department and City of Chicago vehicle policies with regard to the use of Chicago FIre Department (CFD) vehicles;
  • outlines when companies can leave quarters and by whose authority;
  • rescinds General Order 07-003: Authorized Use of Fire Department Vehicles; and
  • becomes effective January 24, 2013
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Source: Prince William County Fire and Rescue Association

Purpose:

This policy states the requirements for actions to be taken by all personnel operating emergency vehicles in response mode when approaching intersections.

Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009
Source: Prince William County Fire and Rescue Association

Purpose:

This procedure will outline the process for releasing a prospective driver as a qualified driver of pumping apparatus.

Date: Monday, October 2, 2006
Source: Chicago Fire Department

Purpose:

  • Makes notification to all Department employees that driving a vehicle without a current valid Drivers License (examples: expired, suspended, revoked and improper classification) is a violation of the State of Illinois Criminal and Traffic Laws.
  • Re-affirms Department policy regarding the incorporation of the City and State Driver requirements into administrative regulations for both on-duty and off-duty driving.
  • Identifies reporting requirements for all employees whose Drivers License is/becomes expired, suspended or revoked.
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 1996
Source: Chicago Fire Department

Purpose:

  • establishes a Department Vehicle Safety Review Board and defines its purpose, responsibilities, duties and members.
  • incorporates the objectives of the Department's traffic safety and accident policy.
  • establishes corrective training, loss of driving privileges and/or discipline for preventable Department apparatus/vehicle accidents, and for certain infractions of Department General Orders, Directives, practices and procedures.
  • becomes effective April 24, 1996.