NBC DECONTAMINATION EQUIPMENT AND DECONTAMINANTS
Critical Tasks: 031-503-1007
The extent and timing of decontamination depends on the tactical situation, mission, extent of
contamination and the available decontamination resources. Reducing the effect of any chemical threat
and survivability is essential. Once it is established that contamination is present and, if possible, what
type of contaminant has been used, you must decontaminate.
The types of decontaminating equipment range from pocket-size individual kits that are used for skin
decontamination to large items of equipment that are capable of decontaminating large vehicles. Our
supply of decontaminants range from resin-type powder to highly caustic liquids to natural means, such
as sunlight and water. In this lesson, you will learn about the various decontaminating devices,
equipment, and decontaminants that are available.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Identify NBC decontamination equipment and decontaminants.
You will be given a description of NBC decontamination equipment and
decontaminants to include characteristics, use, and safety standards.
Identification of NBC decontamination equipment and decontaminants will be made
that is appropriate with the guidelines set forth in FM 3-5 and FM 3-100. To
demonstrate competency of the tasks, you must achieve a minimum of 70% on the
REFERENCES: The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
FM 3-5 and FM 3-100.