TC 3-23.30 Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals



AR 385-63 Range Safety

FLW REG 190-11 Arms, Ammunition, and Equipment

FLW REG 210-14 Installation Ranges and Training Areas

FLW REG 385-10 Safety Program

FLW REG 700-2 Ammunition

CIC Range SOP - RG-31

DD FORM 2977

Key Personnel

Range NCOIC (E-7 or above)

RSO (E-6 or above; with valid Range Safety Card)

Range Safety (one per throwing bay)

ARSO (qualified Cadre) per live bay

Designated Combat Lifesaver

Emergency Action NCO

Medic available to respond (area coverage)

One of the Company's Top Three

Tower Operator

Weapon Guard

Ammo Supervisor

Ammo Guard

Movement Drill Sergeant

Prior to Live Fire

Two week coordination through RC

72 hour coordination through RC

Occupation notified/COMM check between Key Personnel and RC

Live Bay Cadre all have valid Range Safety Cards with grenade stamps

Risk Assessment signed and maintained on-site

Weather conditions monitored hourly and coordinated through RC

Wet bulb set up and monitored hourly

Ice sheets, warming blankets/warming tent provided as required

High impact glass checked for disrepair

Grenades/Pyro inspected and properly stored

Location of designated CLS identified

Water Points identified; adequate water supply provided

Soldiers have not conducted strenuous activity within at least five hours

Previous cold/heat casualties or allergies identified by the appropriately colored bead

BMD patients withheld from Live Bay at Cadre's discretion

Safety/risk reduction, wildlife hazards, site orientation, Emergency Action procedures, and inclement weather procedures briefed

PCCs conducted and verified by Cadre

Doctrinal instruction provided/enforced to Soldiers on proper employment/technique

Each Soldier demonstrated proficiency through qualification course

Initial NO-GOs remedially trained and retested at least once

During Live Fire

Notification made to clear the range prior to going hot

Range flag is hoisted

Gloves are removed prior to handling grenades

Grenades are not stowed in the throwing bay

Cadre begin instruction only when acknowledged by the Tower Operator

Soldiers handle/employ grenades only when instructed to by Cadre

Only one grenade employed toward the impact area at a time, regardless of Cadre/Soldiers occupying adjacent bays

Grenades are only employed after the preceding grenade has detonated in the impact area

Duds/UXOs are immediately reported to RC

Soldiers are restricted to the bunker unless otherwise directed by Cadre


Brass call and police call conducted

Shakedowns performed

All grenade spoons, pull rings, and fragments turned in to ALS

Impact area leveled and resurfaced

AAR conducted

Number of Soldiers trained
Number of grenade detonations
Number of duds/UXOs reported

Final coordination with RC to exfil

Final remarks (e.g. CCIRs)

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.