ch2 - FM 3-3, C1 Chapter 2 NBC Warning and Reporting System...

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FM 3-3, C1 Chapter 2 NBC Warning and Reporting System (NBCWRS) The primary means of warning units of an actual or predicted CB hazard is the NBC Warning and Reporting system (NBCWRS). It is a key in limiting the effects of CB attacks. The NBCWRS allows units to determine required protective measures and plan operations. Units take action depending on the mission and type of hazard present. If the mission allows, affected units alter plans to avoid the hazard. Otherwise, the units upgrade protective measures and occupy or cross the hazard area Standard NBC Reports The NBCWRS consists of six reports. Each is standardized by ATP 45/STANAG 2103 Change 4, dated Jan 89 and the United States Message Text Format (USMTF). The U.S., NATO and British, Canadian, and Australian use the same message formats. The six standard reports are— NBC 1-Initial report, used for passing basic data compiled at unit level. NBC 2-Report used for passing evaluated data. NBC 3-Report used for immediate warning of predicted contamination and hazard areas. NBC 4-Report used for passing monitoring and survey results. NBC 5-Report used for passing information on areas of actual contamination. NBC 6-Report used for passing detailed information on chemical or biological attacks. The reports use standard formats to shorten the message being passed. The warning and reporting system is based on a code letter system. The meaning of each letter used to transmit an NBC message is described in Table 2-1 and GTA 3-6-5. The following paragraphs described each report. Specific instructions for acquiring the information and sending the report are discussed later in this chapter. Refer to Chapter 4 for specific use of the NBCWRS for biological attacks. NBC 1 Report The NBC 1 Report is the most widely used report. The observing unit uses this report to provide CB attack data. All units must be familiar with the NBC 1 Report format and its information. The unit must prepare this report quickly and accurately and send it to the next higher headquarters. Battalion and higher elements decide which NBC 1 2-1
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FM 3-3, C1 Precedence of the NBC 1 Report depends on whether or not it is an initial report. The initial use report is FLASH precedence, all others are IMMEDIATE precedence. Individuals identified by unit SOP submit observations to the unit NBC defense team at company/battery or troop level. They need not use the NBC 1 Report format or individual line items of the NBCWRS to pass this data to the NBC Defense Team. (This report is generally in the form of a SPOT report or SALUTE report). The unit NBC defense team normally consists of the unit chemical NCO (54B20) or an NBC NCO that has been school trained at an area NBC defense two week school, an officer and an enlisted soldier (Specialist 4 or above) that has attended the same two week school. These soldiers will have the expertise at unit level of advising the commander on NBC defense matters and formating NBC reports. Normally, the unit NBC defense team formats NBC 1
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ch2 - FM 3-3, C1 Chapter 2 NBC Warning and Reporting System...

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