There is a high probability vapor hazard is still present from mask and
This procedure must be done properly or the soldier could breathe
toxic vapors. The station attendant removes the mask from the soldier. The
soldier does not touch the outside of the mask because it could contaminate
g. Station 7.
The following material and equipment are needed:
Four containers, about 3-gallon capacity
CAM, for chemical detection only
Hot, soapy water
Mask sanitizing solution
One case of paper towels per company
Dig a sump, 4 feet wide by 4 feet long by 4 feet deep, to be used to discard
used filters and canisters.
Three soldiers are needed to operate this station. Two soldiers will strip,
wash, rinse, sanitize, and dry masks.
The other soldier checks masks and
Discard winterization kits, if used. Remove eyelens outserts and hood, if
hood was not cut off at Station 2. Remove and discard filters or canisters.
Put the items into properly marked containers.
Wash mask, hood, and
outserts, and hoses on M24, M25A1, M42 and M43 Masks in hot, soapy water.
Rinse in clean water, dip into sanitizing solution, agitate for five
minutes, then rinse in clean water again. Add one tube of mask sanitizing
solution, Calcium Hypochlorite, to each quart of water.
Wipe with paper
towels until almost dry.
Discard each gallon of mask sanitizing solution
into a sump after every 10 masks.
with a CAM.
If mask is still contaminated, the attendant recycles it for more
decontamination and then decontaminates the rubber gloves. If mask is not
contaminated, the attendant takes the unassembled