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 2.01 (.pdf, 4.27 MB)
The National Interoperability Field Operations Guide (NIFOG) has been updated to version 2.01 and can be viewed and downloaded by clicking on the link above. New content in 2.01 includes references on Information Technology, Emergency Wireless Carrier Services, Interference Management, Encryption, and Cybersecurity. The 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.
For more information on how to download the eNIFOG mobile APP and to request printed copies please reference the National Interoperability Field Operations Guide Version 2.01 Factsheet (.pdf, 601 KB)
Auxiliary Communications Field Operations Guide (AUXFOG) Version 1.1 (.pdf, 3.27 MB)
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 (.pdf, 97.91 KB)
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 (.pdf, 259.36 KB)
The template is a series Communications Resource Availability Worksheets to assist the user in effectively managing the Nationwide Interoperability Channels.