For optimum results, a casualty control board
information is needed to properly administer the
operation of the engineering plant and to promptly order
should be installed at the main engine control, the after
engine room, and at the main propulsion repair party
corrective measures for the control of casualties.
station. The 2JV talkers at these stations should be
The sound-powered telephone (circuit 2JV) is the
responsible for maintaining the boards. The status of
principal means of transmitting engineering casualty
machinery is indicated by marking the affected unit with
information. The telephone talker has an important job
a grease pencil on the Plexiglass front of the casualty
not relayed promptly and correctly, it may place the ship
NOTE: The casualty control board in figure 14-5
in danger. In battle, the safety of the ship and the crew
is an example and is not suitable for all ship types.
depends on how well the talker uses his/her voice and
equipment. Officers and petty officers must be
proficient in using proper engineering terms and
phraseology. It isn't the responsibility of the talker to
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decipher, translate, or rephrase improperly transmitted
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orders; this is the responsibility of the person issuing the
18068-D, one of the requirements for an EM1 or EMC
order or originating the message. It is the duty of the
is to supervise a damage control repair party. Being the
talker to relay messages as given.
leader, you must be familiar with all the equipment used
Standard wording makes communication easier
and its function. You must train your personnel in the
both within and between teams. Standard wording
use of the equipment and the functions of the repair
minimizes confusion by reducing the amount of
party. The functions that each repair party should be
conversation so that transmissions are easily relayed and
capable of making and that are common to all repair
understood. When it is practical, one command should
parties is listed as follows:
initiate an entire casualty procedure.
1. Making repairs to electrical and sound-powered
It is much more effective within the team and
between teams to pass the command
2. Giving first aid and transporting injured
CROSS-CONNECT THE PLANT, or CROSS-CONNECT MAIN
personnel to battle dressing stations without seriously
FEED, PORT SIDE
reducing the damage control capabilities of the repair
than it is to say
OPEN VALVES MAIN STEAM 15, MAIN STEAM 8, AUXILIARY
3. Detecting, identifying, and measuring dose and
STEAM 79 AND 80, AND AUXILIARY 44.
They must be able to survey and decontaminate
If the command from main engine control is
contaminated personnel and areas, except where
CROSS-CONNECT MAIN FEED, STARBOARD
specifically assigned to another department as in the
SIDE, the petty officers in charge of No. 1 and No. 2
case of nuclear weapons accident/incident.
firerooms will repeat CROSS-CONNECT MAIN
FEED, STARBOARD SIDE. The crew already
assigned this procedure will open the correct valves with
chemical agents. They must be able to decontaminate
no further command and report back when a job is done.
areas and personnel affected as a result of biological or
This is because the engineer officer often has to wait for
chemical attack, except where this responsibility is
a report before giving another command. The use of
assigned to the medical department.
good talker procedure and standard wording will show
5. Controlling and extinguishing all types of tires.
6. Each party must be organized to evaluate and
correctly report the extent of damage in its area, to
Casualty Control Board
include maintaining the following:
a. Deck plans showing locations and safe
The casualty control board (fig. 14-5) is essential to
routes to NBC decontamination, battle dressing, and
effective casualty control during battle conditions. It
personnel cleaning stations.
furnishes a complete picture of the machinery available
b. A casualty board for visual display of
to the engineer officer at general quarters and watch
personnel during normal watches.