2.9 NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND CHEMICAL (NBC) DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES.
Detailed decon procedures can be found in FM 3-3, FM 3-4, and FM 3-5.
2.9.1 General. The following emergency procedures can be performed until field NBC decon facilities are available.
2.9.2 Emergency Procedures. If NBC attack is known or suspected, mask at once and continue mission. If outside,
follow decon procedures below to avoid taking contamination into controlled area. Do not unmask until told to do so.
22.214.171.124 Nuclear Decontamination. Brush fallout from skin, clothing, and equipment with available brushes, rags, and
tree branches. Wash skin and have radiation check made as soon as tactical situation permits.
126.96.36.199 Biological Decontamination. Remain masked and continue mission until told to unmask.
188.8.131.52 Chemical Detection and Decontamination.
Do not use decontamination spray on personnel. It could cause personal injury.
184.108.40.206.1 Use M8 paper from the M256 Chemical Agent Detection Kit or M9 paper to determine if liquid agent is present
on the equipment.
220.127.116.11.2 If exposure to liquid agent is known or suspected, clean exposed skin, clothing, personal gear, and equipment,
in that order, using M258A1 kit. Use the buddy system. Wash exposed skin and thoroughly decontaminate as soon as
tactical situation permits.
18.104.22.168.3 If the M8 or M9 paper indicates that liquid chemical agent is present on the equipment, use the NBC-M11 decon
apparatus for decon of equipment.