This manual, FM 3-7 NBC Field Handbook, is designed as a guide to help the chemical soldier at battalion level and below in NBC defense. It details the NBC warning and reporting system, and how to locate, identify, and operate in and around NBC contamination.
This manual is designed to bean easy-to-read, step-by-step manual depicting the manual method of calculating NBC defense procedures useful for the field soldier. A more detailed discussion of NBC defensive measures may be found in:
- FM 3-3, Chemical and Biological Contamination Avoidance FM 3-3-1, Nuclear Contamination Avoidance
- FM 3-4, NBC Protection
- FM 3-4-1, Fixed Site Protection
- FM 3-5, NBC Decontamination
- FM 3-11, Flame Field Expedients
Chemical soldiers must be familiar with and be able to apply the information in this manual.
Although this manual does not implement any particular international agreement, material presented herein complies with related international agreements. A list of related international agreements and other references can be found in the references section.
Unless otherwise stated, whenever the masculine gender is used, both men and women are included.
When I was in the Marines, I was pretty familiar with this manual, I was on the battalion NBC decontamination team and used this information.
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