tasks. Correct problems immediately and include changes in consideration of work completed.
a. Baseline Environmental Survey. The first step in the preparation process should be a
baseline environmental survey. This survey will determine and document the existing conditions of the
site. The reasons for the survey are twofold. First, it assesses the site's environmental state before FP
use. This can then be used as evidence of the Army's environmental protection program. Second, it
gives a basis for restoring the site after it is no longer needed.
b. Layout. In most cases, the recommended site layout should be used. See Figure 1-7 for a
typical FP module layout. The recommended layout shows only organic FP subsystems and equipment.
Adjustments may be needed based on other resources, tentage, and equipment your site may need. This
may include billets and spaces for firefighters, utility teams. MWR personnel, and hazardous waste
accumulation areas. Deviations may be necessary to fit FP to a particular site or mission. When an
alternative layout is used, maintain the minimum spacing and elevation relationships between
subsystems. See Table 1-4 for minimum spacing requirements between subsystems. Engineer units
have the necessary knowledge to develop alternate plans.