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Field Operations Guide


This Field Operations Guide provides basic staff information, communications procedures, dispensing of standard operating procedures, technical guidance, and job action sheets.  This provides a way to create protocol for emergency situations and the dispensing of emergency goods such as vaccines, post-exposure prophylaxis, and treatment. 


Primary Toolkit:

Medical Countermeasure (MCM) Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Strategic Planning


Institutional Author:

Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene





Five most recent user comments

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Baltimore POD FOG
By Dana Henderson
Overall great tool that was concise and comprehensive.

4.5 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
CRI Field Operations Guide
By Joshua Carlyle
This is a very good FOG.  They did a good job of boiling down a lot of information into the basics needed at a POD in a CRI event.  We used this in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro region as a template in our mass dispensing planning.

4 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Well Written
By Elizabeth Faber
Easy to read guide for staff and volunteers.

4.5 Stars of 5 - Very Useful
Field Operations Guide
By Teresa Bates
I really like this tool. It is written in easy to understand language. Would be a good addition to an agency's volunteer webpage so volunteers/staff could familiarize themselves with POD operations prior to an event.    

3 Stars of 5 - Useful
By Martha Wagaman
This guide specifically addresses POD activities in the event of an Aerosolized Anthrax scenario in a large population.  It compiles dispensing algorithms and ICS forms along with communications protocols and safety reminders, providing a good refresher for command staff and POD leadership.

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