(5) The availability of cover and concealment. The M51 CPS possesses
visual, audible, and infrared signatures; therefore concealment may be compromised.
The general tactical situation.
The availability of evacuation routes (contaminated and clean).
(8) The location of the supported unit's vehicle decontamination point and
mission oriented protective position (MOPP) exchange point. (It is sometimes best to
collocate with these unit decontamination sites). The arrangement of the operational
areas must be kept flexible and adaptable to both the medical and tactical situations.
SET UP THE OVERHEAD COVER
a. The overhead cover should be at least 20 feet x 50 feet. It should be erected to
cover the decontamination area and the clean waiting and treatment area. When the
protective shelter is used, the overhead cover should overlap the airlock entrance (see
Figure 1-2. Overhead cover.
b. Alternative materials such as trailer covers, ponchos, and tarpaulins can be
used if plastic sheeting is not available.