A decontamination area is composed of detailed troop and detailed
equipment decontamination sites.
A reconstitution area is located 1 to 2 kilometers from the
The reconstitution area must be upwind of
all the other decontamination areas to keep it hazard free.
Position contamination monitors or detectors to protect the area.
a. Units Involved.
The contaminated company decontaminates its own personnel and assists the
supporting decontamination unit with the decontamination of equipment. The
contaminated unit supports the operation as follows:
Coordinates with battalion TOC and decontamination elements
Sends advance party to rendezvous with decontamination elements at
Assists with site setup
Controls traffic and provides security at the site
Provides most of the labor for processing and cleanup
(1) The Battalion TOC.
The battalion TOC has a coordination role.
It links up decontamination
assets with units needing decontamination.
Battalion TOC confirms the
request of the contaminated unit and shifts resources so that the
contaminated unit may withdraw. The TOC requests decontamination units to
assist the contaminated unit in its decontamination operation.
than two companies in a battalion are contaminated, the battalion TOC will
coordinate with the brigade TOC for additional decontamination support.
(2) Supporting Chemical Unit.
unit it is supporting. The decontamination element's primary mission is to
set up and conduct Equipment Decontamination.
It assists supported unit
with Troop Decontamination.