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Best Practices GUIDES

Following are guide books and best practices guides for first responder communications in Minnesota. Contrary to ARMER Standards ratified by the SECB, these guides are best practices for communications as developed by and for Minnesota first responders.

These guides have been approved by the SECB as best practices for interoperable communications in the State of Minnesota.

General Order from the Minnesota State Patrol 
How to Use the MSP CALL Talkgroup

Minnesota Communications Field Operations Guide (MNFOG) (Version 1.8 updated for 2014)

EMS, Hospital and Public Health

The following guides are EMS and Hospital Communications, respectively. These guides were written by the SECB Operations and Technical Committee EMS, Hospital, and Public Health Workgroup.


Minnesota EMS Communications Plan



Dispatchers Best Practices Guide

Emergency Management - Public Health Best Practice Guide

Fire Service Communications Best Practices Guide

Law Enforcement Best Practices Guide

Public Works Best Practices Guide