(d) FP uses highly chlorinated water to sanitize the potable water subsystems before it is
dismantled. Highly chlorinated water is toxic to personnel and is considered hazardous waste. It
presents a hazard to personnel in the form of contact, ingestion, and inhalation. Soldiers that work with
items containing or contacting highly chlorinated water should wear appropriate personal protective
equipment to eliminate or reduce risk. If a person comes in contact with highly chlorinated water, they
should thoroughly flush the exposed area with soap and potable water. For extreme exposure, seek
medical attention immediately after decontamination.
PART B: FP MODULE
The FP module is a totally self-contained system packed with water, fuel, and power generation
distribution subsystems. The subsystems include billeting, dining areas, kitchens, laundries, latrines,
showers/shave facilities, and morale, welfare and recreation activities. The module is unique in its
layout, functionality, and interface with other subsystems. Another key characteristic is that the module
is a combination of existing military and commercial products engineered to provide maximum comfort
to soldiers regardless of the mission, humanitarian or peacekeeping. As a leader, it is vital that you
understand the magnitude of the system's capabilities to ensure that you can effectively monitor and
supervise soldiers' performance as they set up, maintain, and disassemble the FP module.
A Force Provider module supports 550 soldiers. It is the basic building block of what is referred
to in the field as a "deployable city." Depending upon the mission, the level of local utility support, and
the terrain, as many as six modules can be combined. When all six modules are combined, they can
support up to 3,300 soldiers. Even when combined, they remain separate entities, each operating as an
independent module. As mentioned, each module contains water storage and distribution, fuel storage
and distribution, wastewater storage, and power generation and distribution capabilities. The module(s)
are packed into 8 feet long containers called TRICONS for easy air-land transportability. The
TRICONS are then packed into 20 feet long "sea van" receptacles resembling containers hauled by
tractor-trailers. In short, it is a self-sustaining, transportable system that can be moved by air, land, or
sea. Below is a brief discussion of the various subsystems making up a FP module and how they
interface with each other.
a. The TEMPER. The TEMPER is an aluminum framed-supported tent that provides
environmental protection to FP customers/tenants. The TEMPER is made of lightweight polyester duck
fabric that is resistant to water, flame, and mildew. It also provides blackout protection against night
optic vision gear. The sections of the TEMPER are interchangeable and allow different modular
configurations to suit tactical considerations. TEMPERs are equipped with lights, outlets, cots, chairs.