should report any damage to their MOPP Gear that was identified at Stations
2, 3, and 4.
Any areas identified as contaminated can be decontaminated
with the M258A1 or M291 Decontaminating Kit by the station attendants.
Individuals will be remonitored after decon. It is possible that all liquid
chemical contamination is absorbed into the clothing.
M8 and M9 Chemical
Detector Paper will indicate negative, even though there is a hazard.
If this station is omitted, you risk becoming a casualty. No other check
for contamination or any further decon is done on the individual.
Commanders can choose to conduct more extensive contamination checks here if
more medical assistance and time are available. This will decrease the risk
f. Station 6.
This station removes the mask without contaminating the soldier. The mask
is taken to a mask decontamination point, limiting agent transfer at the
The following equipment is needed:
M8A1 Automatic Chemical Agent Alarm
Two soldiers are needed to operate this station.
They remove and carry
masks to the mask decon point (Station 7).
If hood is still attached to mask, attendant pulls hood over front of mask,
grasps mask by voicemitter cover, and pulls mask off soldier. The soldier
holds breath as mask is removed.
If the mask has optical inserts, the
attendant holds the mask open so the soldier can remove the inserts without
touching the outside of the mask.
The soldier walks upwind 5 meters,
crosses the vapor contamination control line, then resumes breathing.
Station attendant brings mask to mask decontamination point, Station 7.
No chemical vapor hazard is expected beyond the vapor hazard control line,
if the wind direction remains constant.
Position the M8A1 Automatic
Chemical Agent Alarm upwind of the site to warn of vapor hazards.
person being decontaminated moves straight ahead while the mask, which may
still give off vapors, is held on the "dirty" side of the line and taken to
Station 7, where it is decontaminated.