Field Operations Guides

The Field Operations Guides are technical references for emergency communications planning and for radio technicians responsible for radios that will be used in emergency responses.

National Interoperability Field Operations Guide Version 1.6.1 A
The National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) is a technical reference for emergency communications planning and for radio technicians responsible for radios that will be used in disaster response. The NIFOG includes rules and regulations for use of nationwide and other interoperability channels, tables of frequencies and standard channel names, and other reference material, formatted as a pocket-sized guide for radio technicians to carry with them.

eNIFOG Mobile App
NIFOG content is also available in a mobile app which can be downloaded from the Apple Store, Google play or through the eNIFOG Mobile App.

eFOG Mobile App Privacy Policy

The DHS Privacy Policy Statement for all State eFOG mobile apps and the eNIFOG and eAUXFOG mobile apps can be found here: eFOG Privacy Policy Statement

NIFOG 2.0 Update
The National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) Version 1.6.1A is currently being updated. Printed copies are no longer available but you can download the electronic version by clicking this link NIFOG Version 1.6.1A

When the update is completed, expected to be by Summer 2021, printed copies of NIFOG version 2.0 will be available and may be requested by sending an email to:

Request for printed copies must include the following information:

Requestors name, agency, number of copies, justification, mailing address for delivery, email (to receive UPS tracking number), and phone number.

NIFOG Changes Between Version 1.5 vs. 1.6.1
This document explains the changes made between the NIFOG version 1.5 and 1.6.1

Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) Version 1.1
The Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) is a reference for auxiliary communicators who directly support backup emergency communications for State/local public safety entities or for an amateur radio organization supporting public safety.

Programming Guide for Interoperability Radio Channels
This guide is intended for radio system managers and technicians responsible for designing and programming interoperability channels for public safety radios in their community.

Programming Template for Interoperability Radio Channels
The template is a series Communications Resource Availability Worksheets to assist the user in effectively managing the Nationwide Interoperability Channels.

Field Operations Guide (FOG) Best Practices
This document serves as a resource for SWICs and/or state governing communications bodies who are beginning the process of developing or updating a FOG to reference best practices and lessons learned on the FOG development process.




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