Lesson 2/Learning Event 4
Any NBC equipment using fuel
or lubricants must
be inspected for
if leaks are
found, you must make every effort to determine the cause and corrective action required to stop
Dials and Meters. Equipment having dials and meters must be inspected for broken or cracked
glass, sticking or bent pointers, or moisture inside the window.
Carrying Cases. Equipment carrying cases should be inspected for tears, frays, torn or missing
straps, and broken or missing snaps.
Batteries. Batteries are inspected for evidence of leakage, corrosion, and loose terminals.
Warning Systems. Warning systems such as buzzers, alarms, and lights should be checked to
insure they are operational.
Missing Components. Equipment components should be checked to insure that all parts are
present, clean, and operational.
Storage. Storage of NBC equipment and supplies is a command decision. A commander may
elect to store NBC items in a single location or in a number of different locations. When storing
NBC equipment and supplies, the following guidelines should be observed.
1. Protective masks should be stored in such a manner that the mask is not crushed inside the
carrier. Hanging the mask by the carrier D-ring is the preferred method of storage.
2. DS2 must be stored in such a manner that if the cans leak, DS2 will not come in contact with
3. Radiac sets having a radioactive source as a component should be stored in a location where
access to the source is minimized.
Recording Inspection Deficiencies
When inspecting NBC equipment, deficiencies should be recorded on DA Form 2404,
Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Worksheet. The blocks on the form are self-
explanatory. The DA Form is a temporary record of equipment deficiencies. When all
deficiencies have been corrected, the form may be disposed of in accordance with TM 38-750 or
local SOP. Figure 7 on page 24 shows a DA Form 2404 used to record deficiencies on an item
of NBC equipment.