Protective mask hood.
Skin and equipment decontamination kits.
If soldiers use MOPP 4, a shower is not needed for decontamination.
commanders decide not to use MOPP 4 for some forms of contamination, such as
fallout, then showers may be needed.
Chemical units probably will be
decontaminating equipment elsewhere and will be unable to provide showers.
The slurry pit has been eliminated from equipment decontamination; it
required too much STB, water, and engineer support. The revised technique,
which is just as effective, requires a more thorough washing step followed
by applying a decontaminant over the entire vehicle.
Interior decontamination has been added.
decontaminate the inside of vehicles with current equipment.
A chemical platoon, rather than a squad, will set up and conduct equipment
A new term, Power-Driven Decontamination Equipment (PDDE), has been
Its use in this subcourse is interchangeable with currently
fielded decontamination equipment. It will be used for equipment that may
be fielded in the near future.
In this subcourse, you Will learn to prepare for and plan decontamination
sites, and direct the closing of sites.
The information presented will
include Operational and Thorough Decontamination Operations.