exercises (application of casualty control techniques).
Most of the training will be done during the ships
regular underway time, underway training, and
refresher training. The key to ECC training is frequent
drills. This will keep the old-timers refreshed and will
train new personnel.
As a senior technician, you must ensure that
personnel working for you and within the electronics
division receive the proper training, guidance, and
support to achieve combat readiness. While such
training may appear to be boring to subordinates, you
and your seniors can and should make it interesting by
using and mastering different simulated situations each
time you have electronics casualty control training. Try
to get your shipmates involved so they develop a
positive attitude and feel that they are a part of an
important ship function.
As you prepare ECC training for your personnel, be
sure to cover at least the topics in the list below.
1. Preparations for getting underway.This
should include energizing and checking electronic
equipment and systems for proper operation (in most
situations, you and the operator will complete this
together) and checking electronic spaces for missile
hazards and fire hazards.
2. Investigation and reporting.Conducting
investigations for possible damage after any incident
that may have caused damage to equipment or spaces.
3. Reports of electronic casualties.Using the
proper procedures for reporting equipment and
4. Assistance to remote spaces.Providing
technical assistance to a remote station which has no
technician, in which the technician has become a
casualty, or in which the assigned technician needs
5. First aid for electrical shockAdministering
first aid for electrical shock under all conditions.
6. Combatting class C fires.Reporting,
controlling, and extinguishing class C fires.
7. Equipment casualty repair.Handling
casualties under battle conditions.
8. Use of electronic test equipment.Using test
9. Equipment casualty repair during loss of
lighting.Investigating casualties to equipment and
making repairs during periods when normal lighting is
10. Use of spare fuses.Using spare fuses to repair
casualties that result from momentary overloads.
11. Use of the casualty control manual and
folders.Using the casualty control folder and checking
the completeness of the folder in all spaces.
12. Drawing emergency spare parts.Using the
proper procedure for drawing emergency repair parts
under the coordination of damage control central and the
13. Use of alternate or emergency power.Using
alternate or emergency power properly.
14. Sound-powered phone casualty.Reacting and
using message slips if the phone system is knocked out.
15. Secondary and alternate ECC.Transferring
responsibility for electronics casualty control during
16. Performance of primary and secondary
ECCs.Maintaining an efficient casualty control system
in the primary and secondary ECCs.
17. Cleaning procedures for broken radioactive
tubes.correctly cleaning up broken radioactive tubes.
Type commanders and fleet training groups have
refresher training exercise information. Get this
information and read it so that you understand the
simulated situations, procedures, and exercise grading
for each of the areas listed.
Casualty control is the active onboard management
of all the elements (such as personnel, parts, manuals,
and equipment) to keep your electronics division
functioning as it should under battle conditions. This is
your responsibility aboard your ship; and while practice
and planning are a constant concern, it is combat that
makes casualty control a reality.
We will now discuss a different aspect of electronics
casualtiescasualty reporting. Formal casualty reports
must be made on a continuing basis, and only your
conscientious attention will allow fleet management to
provide proper support.
The preceding section covered electronics casualty
control from the preparation standpoint. This section
discusses casualty reporting, an important and
continuing part of the casualty report (CASREP)
The Navy is a large part of our nations defense, so
we must be ready to serve it well during peacetime or