FM MCRP D FIELD HYGIENE AND SANITATION HEADQUARTERS , DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AND COMMANDANT, MARINE CORPS. This page contains the US Army Field Manual on Field Hygiene and Sanitation. Field Hygiene and Sanitation (FM ) [The United States Army] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The purpose of this publication is to.

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Control measures are di- rected primarily toward the sources of infection human beings fjeld animals and toward the transmitting insects. This group includes those communicable diseases which do not fall into any of the above groups.

Communicable diseases may also be transmitted by food, water, milk, air, insects, and rodents. Unit officers, chaplains, and medical hytiene are interested in the physical and mental welfare of each person in their units and should be con- sulted by those persons whose worries threaten their health.

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. The veterinary officer serves as an assistant and technical adviser to the surgeon and is respon- sible for the inspection of foods of animal and nonanimal origins, sanitary inspection of civilian food establishments, zoonoses control, and veteri- nary care and treatment of Government-owned animals and authorized privately owned pets.

Sanitary Preparation and Serving of Food Items a. Fresh chlorine-water solu- tions must be made for rinsing and disinfecting utensils for each persons.

FM – Field Hygiene and Sanitation –

General 55 II. NOTE Reapplication of DEET may be necessary check container label due to heavy sweating, or after river-crossing operations, exposure to rain, or in locations where arthropod density is very high.


When the mission does not permit time for gradual increases in workload, then leaders and buddies must observe each other and ensure that everyone drinks plenty of water during each work period.

The condition may 21-1 corrected by opening the valve slightly, thus allowing more fuel to go to the burner, or by enlarging the holes in the pipe.

All cases of disease are treated as soon as the occurence is known, thus destroying the germs and preventing further spread. Quantity of Water Required The quantity of water required for troopg varies with the season of the year, the geographical area, and the tactical situation.

An exam- ple of this method is the transfer of typhoid or If toothpaste is not available, brush without it. Always check the container and the insert seals to ensure that they sanitatioh intact and in good condition to aid in keeping food at its required temperature. Even with mechanical refrigeration, foods of the type described in c above should never be held from one meal to the next. The ap- propriate tube is the one on which is printed the number of ppm chlorine residual required within the command.

The individual’s commanding officer and medical officer use every available means to make certain that he is given the best health pro- tection available. Actually, he is more dangerous be- Section II.

Army Field Manual FM 21-10 (Field Hygiene and Sanitation)

The mosquito, is, therefore, the vehi- cle by which the disease is transmitted from one person directly to another person. Fly Control Measures 60 Chapter In the field, engineer troops will not usually deliver water to units but will establish and operate water points where water is treated and stored. No one should be permitted to leave the mess area and return without washing his hands properly under the observation of supervisory personnel.


DO NOT fill the snitation to the top. After filling, check manhole cover and drain plug to ensure that they are secure.

Construct and maintain field handwashing and shower devices. A supply of soap and water must be avail- able at all times. This means you and your most critical leaders and operators! D 10 GAL 1. Assemble the compressed air sprayer.

Care of the Feet Battles and wars are still being fought by the foot soldier. NOTE The color and volume of the urine steam are good indicators of a service member’s hydration status.

Description “The purpose of this publication is to assist individual service members, unit sanitatiom, unit leaders, and field sanitation teams FSTs in preventing disease and non-battle injury DNBI. Always filter through the same side of the filter.

If the sprayer is operational, release pressure from tank. Avoid intercourse with prostitutes and pro- miscious women. See Table for water intake requirements. If a water heating device is not available or cannot be improvised, the procedure for using a Disinfec- tant, Food Service solution should be followed para Germs from the nose and throat cling to the dust particles and may reach a susceptible person by the airborne route unless proper dust control measures are carried hygiwne.

The other 80 percent have been from DNBI. Disinfect the mess kit by immersing it in clear, boiling water for 10 seconds.