TM 09241 B-1 2&P
2-20. ELECTROMAGNETIC PULSE (EMP) ENVIRONMENT.
Keep all electronic equipment in its proper place inside the case, keep closed and latched.
Remove the electronic equipment from the case only when and if it is absolutely necessary and return it as
soon as possible.
2-21. NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, AND CHEMICAL (NBC) DECONTAMINATION.
Detailed decon procedures can be found in: FM 3-3, FM 3-4, and FM 3-5.
General: The following emergency procedures can be performed until field NBC decon facilities are vailable.
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.
(1) 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.
(2) Biological decontamination: Remain masked and continue mission until told to unmask.
(3) Chemical detection and decontamination:
Do not use decontamination spray on personnel. It could cause personal injury.
Use M8 paper from the M256 Chemical Agent Detector Kit or M9 paper to determine if liquid agent is present
on the equipment or case.
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.
If the M8 or M9 paper indicates that liquid chemical agent is present on the equipment or case, use the NBC-
M11 decon apparatus for decon of equipment and case.