Drivers move their vehicles through the Equipment Decontamination site.
Halfway through, a decontaminated assistant driver takes over for the
contaminated driver, who then moves to the Troop Decontamination station.
Assistant drivers should be first through the Troop Decontamination site so
that they will be available for this exchange. The exact time for driver
exchange is given in FM 3-5 for the Detailed Equipment Decontamination
After decontamination, soldiers from the troop area and vehicles from the
reconstitution area outside and upwind of the decontamination site.
area should hide all the company equipment and the supporting reconstitution
units. See Reconstitution Phase.
Specific instructions for Detailed Troop and Equipment Decontamination are
covered in Lesson 4. The decontamination planning charts in Lesson 4 show
who does what at each step at specific times. For planning purposes, assume
12 soldiers per hour (with first pair of soldiers through in 50 minutes),
and six vehicles per hour (with first vehicle finished in 90 minutes). The
total time for this action is 140 minutes, or 2 hours and 20 minutes.
d. Site Clearance Phase.
Significant contamination will remain at the decontamination site following
endangered by this contamination. Planners must ensure the contamination is
kept inside the site and the area is clearly marked.
Both Detailed Troop and Detailed Equipment Decontamination sites must be
step instructions for each technique are given in FM 3-5. For an equipment
decontamination operation planner, there are two important things to
The Equipment Decontamination site must be shut down before the
Troop Decontamination site is shut down.
Soldiers working the
Equipment Decontamination site can then process through the Troop
The crews that shut down these sites should be well-rested,
decontamination line or other heavy detail.
The chemical platoon will mark the decontamination site with standard NBC
Warning Markers and report the contaminated area through command channels
using the NBC Warning and Reporting System.