SET UP A CASUALTY DECONTAMINATION STATION
SELECT SITES FOR THE LOCATION OF THE OPERATION
a. Set Up the Decontamination Station in an Uncontaminated Area. A fully
operational decontamination station is set up in an uncontaminated area. The
decontamination area is on the downwind side of the collective protective shelter (CPS)
or other clean treatment area, and a hot line is clearly marked. A shuffle pit is
constructed as the only point of access to the clean areas (see Figure 1-1).
Figure 1-1. Painted decontamination area.
b. Establish Primary and Alternate Sites. Site selection is determined by
physical and tactical situations including:
The direction of the prevailing winds.
The downwind chemical hazard.
The availability of CPSs or a building for clean treatment facilities.