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-- [ Page 16 ] -- Two to three personnel are necessary to monitor personnel at the BDU removal point for potential contamination. These personnel could also be utilized to monitor the air at the mask removal point. Two people to operate and handle clothing transport to and from the aeration area.

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Attachment 1, References ADD Contamination Control Area Phase 2 - Sustainment Exercise Operational Support Study Contamination Control Area Phase III Air Force Specialty- Specific Processing Attachment 1, Acronyms and Abbreviations ADD MCE – Mission Critical Equipment A2.8. Individual Protective Equipment Disposition. Process equipment contaminated with vapor/liquid/solid chemical warfare agents as described below and using Table A2.13. for refurbishment of mission critical equipment. Coordinated base planning is necessary to identify decontamination facilities and contaminated waste disposal areas, and to develop operating procedures. Avoid extensive decontamination, because it is labor and resource intensive and not always effective.

A2.8.1. The overall decontamination method for the BDO is aeration. However, if the overgarment (BDO/CPO) is initially decontaminated soon after contamination fall (within 15 minutes) with the M291/ M295 Decontamination Kit, the amount of chemical warfare agent absorbed by the OG could be greatly reduced. Furthermore, decontaminating with the M291/M295 will enhance the protection capability afforded by the OG. Although the BDOs may present a vapor hazard, they may have to be reused if OG stocks are depleted. Wearers of previously contaminated BDOs should be observed for any indication of chemical-biological agent exposure. At the present time CPOs cannot be reconstituted.

A2.8.2. Aerate BDOs outside the TFA and CCA boundaries. The area selected should provide protection from additional liquid contamination and a means of hanging the OG for aeration (racks are provided with the CAPS or the clothesline method is adequate). Special consideration is needed in open air CCAs to ensure that contaminated BDOs are aerated away from the TFA and mask removal point. Splinter protection is desirable. Aeration time depends on the temperature, amount and agent type, humidity, and airflow.

To ensure aeration time is tracked, attach a tag, tape, etc to each BDO with the date and start time of aeration.

A2.8.2.1. Special consideration should be made to whether or not the BDOs were liquid/solid or vapor contaminated. Separate vapor from liquid contaminated suits and only reuse the liquid contaminated suits as a last resort.

A2.8.2.2. BDOs contaminated with VX may take weeks to decontaminate to acceptable levels, and is therefore aeration is not considered a viable option.

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aeration, contamination levels are significantly reduced and may no longer present a transfer hazard. For monitoring purposes, wait 24 hours before initially monitoring aerated suits with the CAM.

A2.8.2.4. Even though the BDO has been aerated, its mission effectiveness may have been degraded by the previous chemical agent exposure.

A2.8.3. Ensure sufficient OG’s are available at the CCA to support extended mission operations. Deplete new stocks before reusing previously contaminated BDOs.

A2.8.4. Monitor previously contaminated BDOs with the CAM before removing them from the aeration area. Example method: Place the suit into an enclosed container, i.e. plastic bag to concentrate the vapors and then perform CAM check. CAM must read 0 bars to reuse suits. Inform personnel being issued the previously contaminated suits that they were contaminated and that they should watch closely for any signs of CW agent exposure.

A2.8.5. Protective masks with liquid/solid contamination on the exterior surfaces, that are otherwise serviceable, will be serviced for reuse. Replace the hood, eyelens, outserts, and inlet valve caps (M17 series mask), when the mask is serviced. Change filter or canister elements according to technical order guidance. Discard masks with contamination on the interior surfaces.

A2.8.6. Groundcrew Protective gloves, cotton inserts, footwear covers, and hoods contaminated with liquid agents are discarded. Certain EOD and Fire equipment are refurbished for reuse. See Table A2.13. for MCE refurbishment procedures.

A2.8.7. Retain all other equipment, not addressed above for reuse, if it does not present a hazard. If decontamination is necessary, follow the procedures in T.O. 11C15-1-3.

A2.10. CCA Supervisor and Attendant Guidelines. The following information is provided to help the CCA supervisor and assistants perform their duties. They are especially important to the CCA assistants because they are not predesignated and trained. It may be necessary for one person to perform the tasks in more than one area and it may be possible to divide the tasks in a single area between several personnel.

You may have to modify the information to add CCA-specific designs, equipment, supplies, and available manpower to fit your mission needs. If staffing allows, it’s a good idea to have an assistant located in the holding area who can answer questions concerning the procedures and direct people to the appropriate processing line, thereby equalizing the flow of personnel and minimizing bottle necks.

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1. Coordinate with the shelter supervisor or NBC Control Center for required assistants.

a. Brief assistants and provide them with checklists.

b. Set work, rest, and replacement cycles for assistants c. Supervise assistants.

2. Set up the CCA and post instructions.

a. As personnel leave the transportation point, they should be directed (either by signs or attendant)

to the contamination control area. Monitor and prompt personnel processing to:

- Follow all instructions carefully.

- Touch only the outside of clothing.

b. Ensure decontamination kits are placed throughout the line. Restock if necessary. One M295 per individual processing is the minimum required at the Arrival and Initial Decon Area.

c. Ensure all footwear shuffle boxes are filled with a 5% chlorine solution. (Household bleach).

Note: The boxes should be filled to the point that the solution covers the bottoms and sides of the overboots but not to the point that it rises well up into the OG pant leg area. Refill as necessary d. Ensure all glove wash troughs are filled with the 5% chlorine solution and the rinse troughs are filled with water. Refill as necessary.

e. Ensure benches are available to facilitate footwear cover removal f. Ensure barrels/hampers and liners are at each station for discarded clothing and equipment. Empty with they become full.

g. Determine the location of areas designated for contaminated waste and trash disposal, OG aeration, and other IPE decontamination.

h. Ensure equipment and decontaminants are available to decontaminate the CCA.

3. Coordinate CCA restocking with the shelter supervisor.

4. Establish a clean egress route and post instructions.

5. Maintain a steady processing flow.

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7. Decontaminate and refurbish the CCA items regularly.

8. Refurbishment Area

- Ensure work space, spare mask parts, hoods, cloths, decontamination solutions, sponges, water, M291/M295 decontamination kits are available for cleaning and servicing masks.

Restock supplies as necessary

- Ensure containers and liners are available for removed items.

- Ensure an overgarment and duty uniform aeration area is designated.

9. If there are instances where personnel must doff their underclothing, ensure the mask and clothing are removed from the hampers or airlock regularly.

Table A2.8.

CCA Assistant’s Actions.

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1. Keep decontaminant containers filled with 5% chlorine solution.

2. Collect, bag, and dispose of contaminated rubber IPE, as required.

3. Collect bag, and process classified material throughout the line, if required.

4. Collect and transport mission critical equipment to the Refurbishment Area.

5. Retrieve and store decontaminated IPE when needed.

6. Coordinate with the shelter supervisor to restock the CHA supplies.

7. Clean, monitor, and decontaminate the CHA; remove trash and contaminated items as necessary.

8. Pick up deposited masks from the Mask Monitoring/ Removal Area and transfer them to the Refurbishment Area. Once the mask are refurbished transport to the TFA.

9. Refurbish Mission Critical Equipment (MCE) See Table A2.13.

10. Transport aerated and refurbished MCE to the TFA.

11. Collect, separate, and stow duty uniforms.

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ADD Figure A2.1. After Table A2.8.

Figure A2.1.

Protective Mask Refurbishment Area Layout A211. CCA Signs. The CCA processing signs may be downloaded from HQ AFCESA website at www.afcesa.af.mil. The signs are displayed throughout the CCA to guide personnel through the process of doffing and donning their IPE. The signs are based on the premise that individuals have been trained in CCA processing procedures in Table A2.9. Processing signs may be enhanced by including dual language, if required, and developing graphics and illustrations depicting processing procedures. Develop Weapons Clearing and Turn In signs according to AFI 31-207, Arming and Use of Force.

114 AFMAN32-4005 30 OCTOBER 2001 Table A2.9 CCA Processing Procedures

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3. Thoroughly decontaminate yourself and all exterior equipment, including your weapon, using * * * the M295 decontamination kits provided. Buddies should assist each other in hard to reach areas.

Special interest should be given to gloves, hood/mask, and filter canisters.

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1. Attendant will obtain classified material. Place in an airtight bag and label it with the individuals Name, Rank, SSAN. The individual will receive the classified before the leaving the CCA to the TFA.

The following information could be posted within this area.

1. Carefully read the notices posted on the information boards prior to beginning your processing.

2. Remove your individual protective equipment (IPE) in the order specified by the posted instructions.

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3. Remove all external items other than protective mask and overgarment and place on racks. * * * These items include Helmet, Vest (aircrew), Web Gear, Mask Carrier, Flak Vest, Cold/Wet Weather Gear and other non-essential items.

IMPORTANT: Do not let previously deconned equipment touch the ground.

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5. One individual will lift their leg closest to the center of the bench and rests it on the bench as * * * your buddy removes the overboot/bunker boot and drops it into the hamper. Once the overboot/ bunker boot is removed place your foot on the clean side of the bench as you now straddle the bench.

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Battle Dress Overgarment (BDO) BDO Trouser Removal

1. Buddy will:

• Unsnap rear snaps, untie waist cord, loosen side pull straps and unfasten front fly clo- * sure.

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3. Buddy will:

• Pull the jacket down and away from the individual’s shoulders helping them remove their arms from the sleeves one at a time.

- Elastic sleeve cuffs – Jacket will come off inside out.

- Velcro sleeves – Jacket will come off right-side out.

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5. Repeat the jacket removal steps for the doffing buddy and proceed to Joint Firefighter Integrated Response Ensemble (J-FIRE) Bunker pants and CPO trouser removal

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5. Individual will:

• Steady themselves by holding on to the rack. Extend your foot back one at a time. *

6. Buddy will:

• Remove the individual’s trousers and place them into the containment hamper. *

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CPO Jacket Removal

1. Buddy will disconnect the canister and hose assembly and secure it around breathing * valve filter away from the CPO jacket.

2. Your buddy will loosen zippers, and hook and pile tape on the front of the jacket, the jacket * * sleeves and the hood.

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6. Your buddy will pull the jacket down and away from your shoulders helping the processee * * remove their arms from the sleeves one at a time. Note: Your arms should come out of the coat without turning the sleeves inside out.

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4. Remove the suit one leg at a time by lifting your leg backward and pulling it free from the * leg and foot. Place a plastic sock or bootie on the exposed foot before it touches the ground.

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3. If cam bar readings are less than the CAM Monitoring Chart, the individual will * * * * remove their mask according to the Mask Removal procedures below.

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1. Immediately stop CCA operations.

2. Monitor surrounding area within the VHA to verify levels and look for any potential hot spots.

3. If hot spots are found decontaminate by using decontamination kits, washing down area with 5% chlorine solution, sealing, removing, and covering.

4. Once levels are below the ones listed in the CAM Monitoring Chart, continue CCA operations

5. If levels have not changed

- Check serviceability of CAMs. Replace as necessary and remonitor area.

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BDO Preparing the BDOs for aeration.

1. Inspect for serviceability.

2. Brush off excess decontaminant.

3. Check suits for signs of liquid contamination.

4. Separate vapor contaminated suits from liquid contaminated suits.

5. Remove M9 tape.

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