References

  • USACRC
    https://safety.army.mil

  • TC 3-23.30 Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals

  • IMI 071-325-4401: PERFORM SAFETY CHECKS ON HAND GRENADES

  • IMI 071-325-4407: EMPLOY HAND GRENADES

  • 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

Recovery

  • 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)

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