Operation in Snow, Ice, or Extreme Cold
Protective gloves should be worn when handling extremely cold metal parts in below
freezing temperatures. Failure to wear gloves may result in frostbite or cause skin to
freeze to the metal upon contact. Flesh may tear when attempting to pull away from the
Fluorescent lights may be slow to light at very low temperatures.
Do not allow ice and snow to build up on the EPC. As necessary, remove any accumulation with a
soft bristle brush, broom, or equivalent.
Remove ice and snow from the EPC before stowing.
Fording and Swimming
The ASLMS is not watertight. It should never be submerged in any depth of water or material damage
may result. When mounted on a M1076 PLS trailer or HEMTT truck, hard-bottom water crossings no
deeper than approximately two feet can be forded. When in doubt, refer to Unit Standard Operating
Interim Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (NBC) Decontamination Procedures
The ASLMS is NOT designed to be operated in NBC contaminated Environments. Do
not operate the ASLMS in NBC contaminated environments. If possible cease operation
of the ALSMS prior to an NBC event and do the following:
Remove and store the EPC in the ASLMS (refer to WP 0009 00).
Reduce the ASLMS to the transportation configuration with ventilation and access
External surfaces of the ASLMS FPUs are CARC painted and can be decontaminated,
however, whenever possible, avoid contamination of the internal areas of the ASLMS
FPUs. Decontaminate the exterior surfaces of the ASLMS in accordance with FM 3-5.
Qualified NBC NCOs should check for residual contamination before opening the
container. Remain in MOPP 4 posture when opening the doors and have the NBC NCO
check for contamination on interior surfaces. If thorough decontamination is required,
refer to NBC NCO and FM 3-5 for procedures.