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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

The Minnesota Communications Field Operations Guide (MNFOG) has been moved to the Interoperability Related Links page.

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





Alerting Authorities Best Practices Guide


Dispatchers Best Practices Guide


Fire Service Communications Best Practices Guide

Law Enforcement Best Practices Guide