Giving first aid and transporting injured
personnel to battle dressing stations
without seriously reducing the damage
control capabilities of the repair party.
Detecting, identifying, and measuring dose
and dose-rate intensities from radiation.
Parties should also be capable of surveying
and decontaminating personnel and con-
taminated areas. The only exception is
when parties are specifically assigned to
departments with special requirements, as
in the case of nuclear weapons accidents
Sampling and/or identifying biological or
chemical agents. Parties should also be
capable of decontaminating areas and per-
sonnel affected as a result of biological or
chemical attack. The only exception is when
the medical department is responsible.
Controlling and extinguishing all types of
Evaluating and reporting correctly the
extent of damage in-its area. This includes
maintaining the following graphic records:
Graphic display boards showing damage
and action taken to correct disrupted or
Deck plans showing locations of CBR
contamination and the location and safe
routes to battle dressing and personnel
A casualty board for visual display of
Repair Party Assignments
Division officers are responsible for assigning
personnel to repair parties. Each repair party will
have a nucleus of experienced and mature person-
nel. Repair party personnel obtain this experience
through the completion of special training pro-
grams and personnel qualification standards
(PQS). The DCA maintains a list of all personnel
assigned to repair parties. The DCA also ensures
that replacement personnel are properly trained
and that they attain PQS qualifications. Avoid
mass repair party personnel reassignments, and
replace key repair party personnel on a contact
Dress Requirements for Repair Parties
While none of the available uniform fabrics
currently in use is considered protective clothing,
it is a documented fact that parts of the body not
covered by some form of clothing suffer more
severe burns. A complete working uniform, to
include a round neck tee shirt, should be worn
by all personnel engaged in repair party activities.
Roll down and button shirt sleeves, button shirt
collars, and tuck trousers into socks. Uniforms
of polyester double knit and 100-percent polyester
should not be worn by personnel engaged in repair
party activities. Additional items of protective
equipment should be worn as follows:
Life jackets of the inflatable type should
be issued and worn in the pouch. Kapok
life jackets should be readily available at
or near the repair locker for those repair
parties not issued inflatable life jackets.
Personnel assigned oxygen breathing ap-
paratus (OBA) duty may omit wearing a
life jacket while wearing the OBA.
Issue protective headgear (battle helmet
with liner) to repair parties.
Protective masks, preadjusted for immediate
use, in the carrying case. Personnel assigned
OBA duty may omit carrying a protective
mask while wearing the OBA.
Setting Material Condition Zebra
Material condition Zebra is used for maximum
protection in battle. During general quarters,
personnel in manned spaces are responsible for
setting condition Zebra in those spaces, including
all accesses to those spaces. Repair parties are
responsible for all other Zebra fittings. DCC
coordinates the setting of condition Zebra for
X-ray and yoke fittings that previously were
logged open in the damage control closure log.
Condition Zebra is first set on the fire main,
drainage, freshwater, and ventilation systems.
Access fittings should be closed starting with the
lower decks and proceeding to those on higher
decks. Condition Zebra is not fully set until all
X-ray and yoke fittings are checked out.
Each unit leader will report manned and
ready to the repair locker officer when sufficient
personnel are in the area to carry out their duties.
It is not necessary to have all personnel present
to report manned and ready. When condition