One soldier is required to operate this station.
The attendant assists the
personnel as they decon their overboots and hood.
Walk into shuffle pit composed of STB dry mix (three parts earth, two parts
Use gloved/protected hands to rub STB dry mix on boots and lower
Take special care to rub the rear of the Green Vinyl Overboot
(GVO). Remove or decontaminate the hood according to one of the following
(a) Replacement Hood Available.
If a replacement hood is available, cut the hood off the mask as follows:
Cut off the underarm straps and neck cord of your buddy's hood. Pull the
hood inside out over the front of the mask, being careful not to touch your
buddy's neck or head. Gather the hood in one hand. Use scissors or a knife
to cut away the hood.
If you pull too hard on the hood, you will break the
seal of the mask.
Cut as close as possible to the eyelenses, voicemitter, and inlet valve
covers. Make sure nothing is left dangling below the bottom of the mask.
Let your buddy repeat the procedure on you.
(b) No Replacement Hood Available.
If a replacement hood is not available, roll the hood. Loosen your buddy's
neck cord and hood straps under the arms and reattach the straps over the
shoulders to the Velcro patches on the hood.
Use the decon kit to
decontaminate the hood and exposed parts of your buddy's mask (including the
hose and canister of the M24, M25A1, or M42 Masks). Use as may skin decon
kits as needed. Decontaminating the hose and canister of the M24, M25A1, or
M42 Masks may be time consuming and require additional skin decon kits.
Once the decontamination of the hose and canister is complete, hold your
canister and hose (or have the station attendant hold it) away from your
contaminated overgarment to avoid recontamination.
When you have finished decontaminating your buddy's mask, decon your gloves
with the skin decon kit in preparation for rolling your buddy's hood.