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Here are some various Civil Defense documents for your perusal.
Most are in Adobe Acrobat pdf format and some in JPG format.
Civil Defense Shelter Plans Expedient Fallout Shelter Plans
Plans for making Fallout Shelters in emergencies. Make a shelter out of a car, logs, doors, all kinds of stuff. Even has plans to make a air ventilation pump, bucket stove and an oil lamp. Just print this document out and start building!
expfoutshelters.pdf (857Kb file size)
DCPA CPG 1-19 July 1978 Guidance For Development Of An Emergency Fallout Shelter Stocking Plan
DCPA manual for stocking fallout shelters after the federal supplies were no longer available.
DCPAcpg1-19.pdf (1.1Mb file size)
Standard Supplies For The Fallout Shelter NEW!
This document that was sent to me several years ago by another CD collector. I can't remember now where he said that he found it but it's particularly interesting in that it appears to be a very early description of the supplies to be stocked in community shelters. The title of the document is "Standard Supplies For The Fallout Shelter" and it has "ANNEX E" at the bottom of each page. I thought it might be part of the Federal Civil Defense Guide but it doesn't have "FCDG" anywhere on it. It might be an early part of the FCDG I'm just not sure. The second sentence of the first paragraph of the document reads "The further development of packaging and material will cause this paper to be amended as development dictates" which reads like it's a preliminary document that was expected to be amended pretty quickly.
What I find most intersting about this document is that the make-up of Medical Kits, Sanitation Kits, Radiological Kits are quite different than the final versions that were stocked in shelters. By "final versions" of the supplies I go by the description of the shelter supplies found in the Federal Civil Defense Guide, Part D, Chapter 2, Appendix 1 dated January 1965. All the shelter supplies I show on this site are "final versions" of the supplies stocked in shelters. In this document the water containers are described as fiberboard drums which did exist though I have never seen any of the other versions of any of the kits described.
shelsuppearly.pfd (1Mb file size)
Fallout Shelter Supply Shipping Receipt
There are several interesting things on this receipt. The "unit price" column lists the actual prices for each type of supply issued. Water Barrels $1.65 Sanitation Kit lists for $7.31 etc. The note "Legal title for the above supplies trans to political subdivision upon release of shipment" shows that fallout shelter supplies became property of the local govt. when the suppplies were delivered.
cdshipdoc1.jpg (125Kb file size)
Civil Defense Emergency Hosptial Packing Lists
Some packing list sheets from the Civil Defense Emergency Hospital I found in Mc Kinney Tx.
This document is in pdf format and shows 4 packing list receipts.
cdehpklists.pdf (360Kb file size)
The complete retrofit instructions for the Victoreen Model 1a and 1b CD V-715s from the FEMA CPG 4-1 Maintenance and Calibration manual set. I never imagined that it was such an involved process before I read this thing. I thought they just replaced some resistors and put the "R" on the top of the case.
FEMA Civil Preparedness Guide (CPG) 2-2
Use of Civil Defense Radiological Instruments for Peacetime Radiological Emergencies
This 1991 FEMA publication discusses the various Civil Defense Instruments and what they can and
can't be used for. Has 1991 kit make-up chart and description of CD V-700, 715, 717, 750, 138, 730, 740 and 742 instruments.
femacpg2-2.pdf (1.2Mb file size)
FEMA CPG 3-1
Radiological Instruments: An Essential Resource for National Preparedness
Comprehensive 63 page FEMA publication with history of Civil Defense radiological instruments, detailed descriptions, and a list of all the different instruments issued. The best document I have concerning Civil Defense instruments.
femacpg3-1.pdf (3.4Mb file size)
Bendix Family Radiation Kit Manual
This is a pdf file of the Bendix Family Radiation Kit operation and maintenance manual.
A little difficult to read in Acrobat, but prints out good.
bendfamkit.pdf (672Kb file size)
Victoreen Fallout Detection Meter Manual
This is a pdf file of the commercially sold Victoreen Fallout Detection Meter manual.
A little difficult to read in Acrobat, but prints out good. This one scanned a bit weird because
the manual is badly water damaged.
vicfallmeter.pdf (541Kb file size)
CD V-457 Model 2 Radiological Demonstration Unit Manual
Instruction Maintenance & Experiment Manual for the 457 Demonstration Unit. I have split this manual into two sections. The first section is the instruction and maintenance manual for the instrument itself and the second section has experiments for the CD V-457 demonstration set.
457manual2a.pdf (2.1Mb file Size)
CD V-457 Model 2 Manual Experiments Section.
457manualexps.pdf(830Kb File Size)
CD V-700 Model 1 Nuclear Measurements Corp. GS-3CD
This was scanned from an old photocopy of the original manual. The manual's photos are rough but the rest of the manual is readable.
CDV700Model1GS3CDManual.pdf (1.3Mb File Size)
CD V-700 Model 3 Instruction and Maintenance Manual
This manual is a strange one. The manufacturer name on the manual is International Pump & Machine Works but the meter pictured inside is a Chatham. Most of the parts in the parts list are Chatham part numbers. I don't know if IP&MW made the meter for Chatham or the other way around.
CD V-700 Maintenance & Calibration Bulletin M&C No. 88-4
Modification to add components to increase life of CD V-700 transistors.
FEMA Maintenance and Calibration Memoranda
Every wonder why some of those old CD meters have been spray painted?
This memo explains how to dispose of old obsolete CD meters.
FEMAdispose.pdf (57Kb file size)
FEMA memo listing obsolete CD Radiation Instruments
obsolete.pdf (50Kb file size)
FEMA CPG 4-1 Section 30 AC Dosimeter Charger Instructions.
CPG4-1ACCharger.pdf (400Kb file size)
FEMA guide to setting up an outdoor warning system.
femacpg1-17n.pdf (1.8Mb file size)