To accomplish it's mission, Gwinnett ARES has developed a series of guideline documents. Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs) outline activation conditions, resources needed, frequencies used, type of information communicated and when to deactivate type conditions. This is not a substitute for formal training or additional information that may be communicated on a "per incident' basis. This information may be superseded by local emergency officials.

 A zip file of all the current plans can be downloaded here. (updated 06/24/05)
Other ARES groups are welcome to use these documents as models for their own operating guidelines, plans and memorandums of understanding. Activity is underway to turn these documents into template documents. Questions can be directed to W4IGE.
Operations Support Guidelines
     OP PLAN 100    Support Guideline for NWS SKYWARN (7/14/03)  PDF
     OP PLAN 200-1 Support Guideline for Gwinnett County Emergency Management
                             Operation County Response (9/6/02)     PDF
     OP PLAN 200-2 Support Guideline for Gwinnett County Emergency Management
                                  Operation Damage Assessment (3/27/03)     PDF  (form)
     OP PLAN 300   Support Guideline for Gwinnett County Red Cross (TBD)
     OP PLAN 400   Emory Eastside Medical Center Snellville (TBD)
     OP PLAN 900   ARES Training General (TBD)
Administrative Guidelines
     ADM 0-1 Index of Operating Plans and SOGs (6/24/05)      PDF
     ADM 0-2 Amateur Radio Emergency Service Acronyms and Definitions (10/5/04) PDF
     ADM 0-3 Amateur Radio Emergency Service Related Documents (9/17/04)    PDF
     ADM 1-1 Gwinnett County Georgia ARES Organization Structure (1/21/05)    PDF
     ADM 1-2 New Member Assimilation (4/25/03)   PDF
     ADM 1-3 Response Team Organization (5/27/03)   PDF
     ADM 2-1 Web Site Administration (3/24/03)   PDF
     ADM 3-1 Privacy of Communications (10/23/03)   PDF

     ADM 4-1 Public Service Event Planning (TBD)
Technical Standards
    TS 1-1 DC Power Connector - Anderson Powerpole  (3/27/03)  PDF

    TS 2-1 Standard Sound Card Packet Configuration (5/30/05)   PDF
    TS 2-2 Not Used
    TS 2-3 SEDAN Node Operating Commands (4/10/03)   PDF
Logistics Guidelines
    LOG 1-1 Grid Location System (3/22/03)  PDF
    LOG 1-2 Alerting and Activation (4/23/03)   PDF
    LOG 1-3 Support Assignment Process (6/18/03)   PDF
    LOG 1-4 Initial Briefing (6/18/04) PDF

    LOG 2-1 Supply Support (6/7/04)   PDF
    LOG 3-1 Facility Survey (3/28/03)   PDF

    LOG 3-2 Go Kits (9/17/04)   PDF
Operating Guidelines
    NET 1-1 Net Control Stations (NCS selection/appointment, activity reporting, preambles
                 (4/26/10)     PDF
    NET 1-2 Net Operation (regular, alert, SKYWARN, emergency) (7/23/04)    PDF
    NET 1-3 Net Frequencies (designation, responsibilities) (5/30/05)    PDF

    NET 2-1 Communications Team Operations - EOC  (6/8/04)   PDF

    NET 2-2 Comm Team Ops Emory Eastside Medical Center (In Process)
    NET 2-3 Communications Team Operations Gwinnett Health System (In Process)
    NET 3-1 Packet Net Operations (5/30/05) PDF
    SAFETY 1-1 General Safety Guidelines (7/14/03) PDF
    SAFETY 1-2 ATV Operation (7/15/03) PDF
Mobile Communications Facility Operations
    MCF 1-1 Trailer Movement (6/6/05) PDF
    MCF 1-2 Generator Operation (6/6/05) PDF