Sanitation Team FM

Over the course of the US Army’s 236-year history, disease and non-battle injuries have caused more casualties than battlefield wounds.  That’s an excellent reason to form a unit field sanitation team if you don’t already have one.  Start by reading FM 4-25.12, Unit Field Sanitation Team (Jan 02).  The FM discusses:

o team development and duties

o water and food sanitation

o waste disposal

o pest control

o heat and cold injuries

o toxic chemical hazards

o noise hazards

The FM also has:

o a team training course

o a list of supplies needed for field sanitation

    Paras 1-7 and 2-29 of AR 40-5, Preventive Medicine (May 07), require every company-sized Army unit to have a field sanitation team.

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