[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2011)]
[Page 9039]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-3419]



Federal Emergency Management Agency

[Docket ID: FEMA-2009-0014]

Emergency Responder Field Operations Guide

AGENCY: Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency is requesting public 
comments on the Emergency Responder Field Operations Guide (ER FOG). 
The ER FOG was drafted to assist emergency response personnel in the 
use of the National Incident Management System Incident Command System 
during incident operations.

DATES: Comments must be received by March 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket ID FEMA-2009-
0014, by one of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments.
    E-mail: [email protected]. Include Docket ID FEMA-2009-0014 in 
the subject line of the message.
    Fax: 703-483-2999.
    Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Chief Counsel, Federal 
Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, 
DC 20472.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and docket ID. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or 
material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the 
Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will 
include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting 
this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy Act 
notice that is available via the Privacy Notice link in the footer of 
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Submitted comments may also be inspected at FEMA, 
Office of Chief Counsel, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Kurisko, Program Specialist, 999 
E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20463, 202-646-2840.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Emergency Responder Field Operations 
Guide (ER FOG) is intended for use when implementing the Incident 
Command System (ICS) in response to an incident, regardless of type, 
size, or location. It does not replace emergency operations plans, 
laws, regulations, and ordinances. Rather, this document provides 
guidance for assigned incident personnel by describing ICS and the 
operational planning cycle, explaining responsibilities, and providing 
position checklists.
    To properly use and understand this guide, personnel should have a 
basic understanding of NIMS and ICS. The contents of this document are 
not intended as a substitute for required training and good judgment. 
All agencies and jurisdictions should ensure that responders receive 
adequate and appropriate training to perform their assigned duties and 
    The ER FOG is available on http://www.regulations.gov, under Docket 
ID FEMA-2009-0014. Follow the instructions above, in the ADDRESSES 
section, to submit comments.

    Authority: Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended, 6 U.S.C. 
101, et seq., and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 
5--Management of Domestic Incidents.

    Dated: February 9, 2011.
W. Craig Fugate,
Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
[FR Doc. 2011-3419 Filed 2-15-11; 8:45 am]