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  Riegle Report - Lethal Nerve Agent GD
The M9 or M17 series mask may be worn in lieu of SCBA when there is no danger of oxygen deficiency.
GD Concentration Respiratory Protective Equipment Less than 0.00003 mg/m3 M9, M17, or M40 series mask shall be available for escape as necessary 0.00003 mg/m3 to 0.06 mg/m3 M9, or M40 series mask with Level A or Level B ensemble (see AMCR 385-131 for determination of appropriate level).
Mask will be left on the victim until decontamination has been completed unless it has been determined that areas of the face were contaminated and the mask must be removed to facilitate decontamination.
www.gulfweb.org /bigdoc/report/appgd.html   (3540 words)

  Reference.com/Encyclopedia/M40 Field Protective Mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
The M40 Field Protective Mask is one of various gas masks used by the military of the United States and its allies to protect from field concentrations of chemical and biological agents, along with radiological fallout particles.
The M40 was the result of a program in the 1980s to develop a successor to the M17-series protective masks which had been in service with the US armed forces from the 1960s.
However, both masks suffered from the inadequate protective capabilities of their facepiece, which was of a latex polymer susceptible to corrosion from Blister agents.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/M40_Field_Protective_Mask   (433 words)

 Jesse's Hunting & Outdoors www.jesseshunting.com. Gas masks and NBC info
When the mask is properly adjusted, detection of agents having warning properties such as odor, taste, or eye, nose or throat irritation is an indicator that the canister is exhausted and must be replaced.
This protective mask is constructed of molded silicone rubber facepiece material, and an integral, molded, polyurethane, one-piece panoramic lens is bonded to it.
M40 is issued with a hood with integral fl butyl rubber "second skin" facepiece and hook-and-loop retention fasteners below the "nose" area of the mask.
jesseshunting.com /gas-masks.html   (4779 words)

 JRAD - IP Overview
Field protective masks used with the JSLIST ensemble include the M40 series mask (Figure 4) and the MCU-2/P series mask (Figure 5).
Field protective masks are designed to protect the user from battlefield concentrations of all known chemical warfare agents as well as biologicals and radioactive particulates.
Protective masks are a critical component of the warfighter's protective ensemble; comfort and ease of use can directly influence the warfighter's mission effectiveness.
www.jrad.us /ip.php   (2006 words)

 Gas Mask: 2006-09-10
The M40 Field Protective Mask is one of various gas masks used by the military of the...
The M40 was to be a return to conventional gas mask design with an...
A gas mask is a device that is worn to reduce the amount of contamination in the air that you breathe.
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 Army Fact File - Field Protective Mask, M40/M42-Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
Provide respiratory, eye and face protection against chemical and biological agents, radioactive fallout particles, and battlefield contaminants.
The M40-series protective masks replace the M17-series protective mask as the standard Army field mask, providing improved comfort, fit and protection.
The M48 and M49 masks, issued to Apache aviators, are an upgrade of the M43 Type I mask.
www.army.mil /fact_files_site/m40/index.html   (372 words)

 Operation Blind Fury. War in Afghanistan.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
Wishing to buy quality gas masks to protect yourself and your family in the current situation, when the government clearly is unable to perform its duties and provide you with such protection, is not a sign of panic but prudent thinking on your part.
The mask assembly is delivered with an optional butyl-coated nylon cloth hood, a low-profile ESP communications system, left- or right- handed canister mount, a drinking device and a range of outserts for additional protection to the main visor.
The M42 mask differs from the M40 and M40A1 in that the filter canister is attached to the mask via a hose with the canister in a carrier.
www.aeronautics.ru /archive/vif2_project/news_0018.htm   (4194 words)

 Oxygen Mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
Oxygen mask - An oxygen mask provides a method to transfer breathing oxygen gas from a storage tank to the lungs.
M40 Field Protective Mask - The M40 Field Protective Mask is one of various gas masks used by the military of the United States and its allies to protect from field concentrations of chemical and biological agents, along with radiological fallout particles.
Bag valve mask - A BVM Resuscitator (Bag Valve Mask) is a part of the usual equipment for advanced life support patient treatment in medical emergencies.
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 USA 5
The mask used two "pork-chop" filter elements that were held in cheek pockets on either side of the mask.
The M40 Field Protective Mask was made of silicone rubber, despite several known issues with silicon concerning its protective integrity when exposed to mustard gas and other similar agents.
The mask was issued it a standard olive drab carrier with or without a breathing hose, depending on intended use.
www.gasmasks.net /database/usa5/usa5.htm   (2282 words)

 Life Safety Systems > Counter-Terrorism Equipment, Supplies, Consultation
The M17A2 protective mask is designed to protect the wearer from field concentrations of all known chemical, biological, and riot-control agents.
It is recommended that the patient wear the mask while in the wrap, but this is not a requirement; however, before the casualty is put into the wrap, a cardboard insert must first be placed into the wrap to hold the window material away from the patient's face.
Although the protective wrap is permeable to both oxygen and carbon dioxide, the rate at which carbon dioxide is produced by a typical patient exceeds by a small amount the rate at which this gas passes through the wrap.
www.lifesafetysys.com /osb/itemdetails.cfm/ID/522   (4706 words)

 Uncle Sams Army Navy Outfitters
The M17A2 protective mask is designed to protect the wearer from field concentrations of all known chemical and biological agents and riot control agents.
Because both the M40 and M42 masks have drinking tubes positioned around the outlet valve assembly, it is possible to drink water in a chemically contaminated environment.
The mask is removable from the distal end of the flexible hose for connection of the hose to the cannula adapter.
www.armynavydeals.com /asp/gasmaskmap.asp   (4631 words)

 Gas Mask Military Surplus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
Unpredictably shifting winds gas mask military surplus and handkerchiefs improvised into masks by quick-thinking troops blunted the effectiveness of the gas, allowing British, French gas mask military surplus and Canadian troops to regain the ground initially lost.
Maps, photos gas mask military surplus and sketches cover all the major units gas mask military surplus and actions at the site, including all eight Victoria Crosses won, gas mask military surplus and provide a guide to the area as it is today.
Gas mask - A gas mask, is a mask worn on the face to protect the body from airborne pollutants and toxic materials.
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 M40 FPM carrier: mobility killer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
Paratroopers assembling into intact units after a mass combat jump cannot afford to be fumbling with their rucksacks trying to remove their field protective masks (FPMs), then undress their LBEs so they can strap the huge M40 FPM carrier on to their legs while on the drop zone under possible enemy fire.
The current M40 FPM carrier was supposed to be an improvement over the old M17A1/A2 FPM carrier which had two half-snap buttons, notorious for popping open during jumps and had to be taped close.
Marching with the M40 FPM carrier is dreadful; try an Expert Infantryman's Badge (EIB) 12-mile forced march in 3 hours with it dangling on your legs using the strap arrangement supplied; you can attain marginal mobility only through sheer force of will and bruises and abrasions later.
www.combatreform.com /fpm.htm   (1135 words)

 M40 (rifle)
The M40 is a sniper rifle used by the United States Marine Corps.
The original M40 was a military type-classified version of the Remington 700; it was factory-made, and had a one-piece wooden stock.
Action — The M40 has always been based on the proven Remington 700 Short Action (as opposed to the Long Action in the M24), and this is no different in the M40A3.
libraryoflibrary.com /E_n_c_p_d_M40A1.html   (1966 words)

 Common Knowledge for Marines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
When conducting protective measures against terrorist attacks, traveling alone is not considered a self-protected measure for your automobile.
When cleaning the M40 field protective mask, clean canister threads to make sure there is no dirt, sand, or debris present.
A Marine has 9 seconds to don and clear the M40 field protective mask and an additional 6 seconds to put the hood in place.
sean-pelusi.butler.pa.us /htmls/bst.html   (4049 words)

 M40/M42 Series Chemical-Biological Mask
This hose assembly is attached to either side of the mask by the operator with a star knob while the previous hose assembly was permanently affixed to the mask.
The weight of the unit is approximately 9 oz and does not have an adverse affect on the seal of the mask.
The MSDS and Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure Results information will provide environmental offices on military installations the means to make a determination whether the C2A1 Canister, NSN 4240-01-361-1319, can be disposed of in ordinary trash or must be handled as a hazardous waste material based on their state and local environmental laws.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/systems/ground/m40m42.htm   (555 words)

The M17 field protective mask currently in use survives from technology of the early sixties.
This is the mask most Marines train with and entrust their lives to on a regular basis.
The mask protects the wearer's face, eyes, and respiratory tract against field concentrations of CB agents.
groups.msn.com /GasMaskInfo/usarmym17a1a2etc.msnw   (437 words)

The M40 and the M42 (see below) are replacing the M9, M17 and M25 masks as standard issue for the US Army.
The second skin was developed for the M40 mask through the Pre-Planned Product Improvement program and is a covering for the mask faceblank material that provides added agent resistance.
The M7 voice amplifier was developed for the M40 mask through the Pre-Planned Product Improvement program to improve face-to-face communication in an NBC environment.
groups.msn.com /GasMaskInfo/usarmym40ampm42seriescurrent.msnw   (959 words)

 Lee June 21, 2000
Current Individual Protective Equipment - A Marine performing his / her primary mission in a chemical / biological environment utilizes the Marine Corps unique "USMC Saratoga Suit" as the primary overgarment protection, butyl rubber gloves with a cotton insert to protect the hands, and vinyl overboots to protect the feet.
Within the individual protection area, the Marine Corps has been designated as the lead service for the Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) Program which consists of an improved overgarment designed to replace the Battle Dress Overgarment, the USMC Saratoga, and the Navy Chemical Protective Overgarment.
The focus on the program was to ensure the combat readiness of NBC assets held at all levels of supply, from the depots to the using units.
www.fas.org /spp/starwars/congress/2000_h/000621-lee_june_21.htm   (2227 words)

 Maintain Your Assigned Protective Mask
You have your assigned protective mask (with authorized accessories and components); a container of warm, soapy water; a container of warm, clear water; clean rags; small cleaning brush; optical lens cleaning compound (NSN 6850-00-592-3283); the applicable technical manual; DA Form 2404; and a set of replacement filters (for M17-series mask) or a replacement canister.
Simulate defects in the mask by removing components from the mask or using a defective mask not issued to the soldier.
Tell the soldier to perform operator preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS), clean, and condition his or her assigned protective mask, and replace the filters in the mask.
www.atsc.army.mil /itsd/comcor/cm1036s.htm   (504 words)

 Protective Mask Amplifiers - Ultra Electronics Audiopack's Voice Projection Units are field proven in NBC battlefield ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
Protective Mask Amplifiers - Ultra Electronics Audiopack's Voice Projection Units are field proven in NBC battlefield environments
's VPUs, communications vital to mission safety and success, are maintained even while wearing protective masks and full MOPP gear.
Use the links below to download the VPU product sheet for the mask you are using.
www.audiopack.com /protective_amplifiers.html   (93 words)

 eBay Guides - Gas Mask or bust
However, where agents that cause harm through contact or penetration of the skin occurs, such as blister agent or nerve agent, a gas mask alone is not sufficient protection, and full protective clothing must be worn in addition, to protect from the atmosphere.
For reasons of civil defense and personal protection, individuals often purchase gas masks in the belief that they prevent against the harmful effects of an attack with nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC) agents; this is not the case, as gas masks protect only against respiratory absorption of the NBC.
An NBC suit is a type of protective suit giving protection inclusively against particle radiation, biological and chemical agents, though depending on the design may or may not give protection against radiation.
reviews.ebay.com /Gas-Mask-or-bust_W0QQugidZ10000000001675142   (651 words)

 eMedicine - CBRNE - Personal Protective Equipment : Article by Kermit D Huebner, MD FACEP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
Surgical masks are designed to protect the sterile field of the patient from contaminants generated by the wearer.
The overall goals of PPE training are to protect the wearer from physical hazards (biological, chemical, radioactive) and to prevent injury from improper use or equipment malfunction.
Level B protection is appropriate for workers performing patient care and decontamination in the warm zone, in which the victims and their clothing possibly are contaminated with a chemical that could evaporate or be absorbed through the skin (photo credit: Tom Blackwell, MD).
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic894.htm   (5183 words)

 Naval Institute Proceedings Magazine: The Writing on the Wall, by Captain Jason L. Morris
Supply officers must be taught how to conduct warehouse operations wearing the gear and how to protect their inventory from the threat of NBC attack.
suited for a wide-range of military-civilian contingencies." 4 While a very capable unit indeed, it was never intended to protect the deployed units, to include combat, combat support, and combat service support units, that would initially be subjected to the horrors of NBC warfare.
No amount of high-speed gear in the NBC warehouse will protect our Marines from this type of threat, especially if the rifleman is untrained; only the alert and well-trained Marine will be able to defend against this type of attack—and the well-trained Marines will survive only if they are ready.
www.usni.org /proceedings/articles98/morris.htm   (2645 words)

 MOPP Information Paper s04
Limited quantities have already been provided to the soldiers in the AOR (area of responsibility)....Although the M17 series mask has an internal filter that requires more time to change than the screw-on canister type of the M40 mask, our doctrine does not advocate the exchange of either type of filters in a contaminated environment.
Wearing and carrying the mask daily through a robust training schedule in a windy, sandy environment damaged protective mask carriers—requiring a call for 400,000 carriers to be shipped to the theater.
NBC Protection Doctrine has been modified to add flexibility to MOPP, to increase the options available to commanders, and to emphasize the commander's responsibility to make the final balance between potential risks inherent in higher protective levels, mission accomplishment, and survival.
www.gulflink.osd.mil /mopp/mopp_s04.htm   (1478 words)

 M40 Series Field Protective Mask   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-25)
The M40 field protective mask is used by Army, Marine Corps and selected Navy personnel.
It consists of a silicone rubber facepiece with in-turned periphery, a binocular eye lens system, an elastic head harness and a second skin.
It has a voicemitter, a drink tube, outserts and a filter canister with standard NATO threads.
www.dcfp.navy.mil /cbrd/ip/m-40.htm   (54 words)

Without the aid of reference material, given an M40 Field Protective Mask, and a simulated chemical environment, don and clear the mask, per student handout.
When exposed to irritant gas in a chamber or simulated combat environment, and utilizing a M40 Field Protective Mask, clear the mask effectively, per instruction.
The M40 FPM is an individual protective device used to protect the wearer’s face, eyes, and lungs against field concentrations of chemical and biological (CB) agents, toxins and radioactive fallout particles.
www.brooksidepress.org /Products/OperationalMedicine/DATA/operationalmed/Manuals/FMSS/M40GASMASK.htm   (1169 words)

 USMC Boot Camp
Identify means of protection from sexually transmitted diseases (STD).
Engage targets with the Ml6A2 service rifle while wearing the field protective mask.
Don the M40 field protective mask with hood.
www.usmchangout.com /bootcamp.htm   (1369 words)

 Delta Gear, Inc. - Reviews
Compatible with standard protective mask fittings –via HydroLink Protective Mask Adapters Type A or M. Type-M Adapter fits Millennium, M17, M40 Series, MCU2P, M70 Series, and C4 (Canada) protective masks.
For most protective masks, it only takes a second to snap the HydroLink Protective Mask Adapter into place.
The flexible canteen greatly improves the water flow through the drinking tube of your M40 Field Protective Mask because the canteen body can be squeezed.
www.deltagearinc.com /Reviews/Hydration.htm   (1741 words)

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