39. NIFOG V1.6

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Emergency Communications recently published their latest National Interoperability Field Operations Guide, or NIFOG, Version 1.6.

To quote the source, (NIFOG) is a technical reference for emergency communications planning and for radio technicians responsible for radios that will be used in disaster response.  The NIFOG includes rules and regulations for use of nationwide and other interoperability channels, tables of frequencies and standard channel names, and other reference material, formatted as a pocket-sized guide for radio technicians to carry with them.

The Government Printing Office pocket-sized version of NIFOG 1.6 is not yet available for sale, but you may download a free PDF edition to your computer from http://publicsafetytools.info .  Click on the NIFOG link from this home page.  To look for the pocket edition at a later date, go to http://bookstore.gpo.gov .  Note that the GPO still carries the older NIFOG version 1.5 in inventory until they receive stocks of 1.6.