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Oklahoma Field Operations Guide

Overview

The OKFOG is a pocket-sized communications quick-reference booklet designed to:

  • Assist all public safety personnel in the use of interoperable radio resources on a day-to-day basis, as well as during large-scale events which necessitate a multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional response. 
  • Provide guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the proper use, naming, and programming of interoperable radio channels.
  • Be utilized by both emergency responders and radio technicians to ensure that every public safety agency in the state of Oklahoma is equipped with optimal interoperable capabilities.

The OKFOG is also compliant with the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

The information in this guide is intended to assist public safety personnel in identifying the proper radio channels to use when responding outside their primary service area, whether in another part of the state or to a major disaster in a different state. We encourage you to have as many of these interoperability channels programmed in your radio as possible.

Periodic updates will be made to the electronic version of the document and will be highlighted on the newly established Record of Change page. Major revisions are scheduled to occur every two years. Should you identify any errors in the OKFOG, please email IOC@okohs.ok.gov 

Radio Programming

The Oklahoma VHF Interoperability Channels (listed on Page 100 of the OKFOG) must use a 12.5 kHz bandwidth by January 1, 2013. If capacity permits, it is recommended that these Oklahoma VHF Interoperability Channels be programmed as both wideband and narrowband in radios. If capacity is limited, the Oklahoma VHF Interoperability Channels should be programmed as wideband and reprogrammed for narrowband emission as part of a communications plan to transition local frequencies to narrowband.

In contrast, the National VHF Interoperability Channels must be programmed for narrowband operation only. Do not program them for wideband operation, as this may cause unwanted interference. 

For clarification and guidelines on the intended use of the various frequencies listed on the programming template, please click on the link below.

Specific Channel Guidance

How to Request a Copy

To request a hard copy of the OKFOG, contact IOC@okohs.ok.gov

You may access the electronic version of the OKFOG by clicking on the link below. 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OR PRINT AN ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE OKFOG.

Last Update July 2014