1 January 2005
with change 25 October 2006
DePLOYABLe MeDICAL sets (DePMeDs)
A DEPMEDS area is an exterior space allocated for Reserve units with
Deployable Medical Sets: collapsible structures used to create a medical theater in the
field. For mission essential equipment training (MEET), an area of 40,000 sf
(3,720 sq m) is authorized.
The DEPMEDS area is typically provided with an aggregate surface, security
fencing, and exterior lighting similar to the MEP. The security fence should have both
personnel and vehicle gates. Utility provisions typically include power, water, stormwater
provisions to drain the area, and a graywater connection to a sanitary sewer. The
Tenants will provide and install grounding rods for their equipment as a part of their
training. All the DEPMEDS equipment is provided by the Tenants.
An USAR warehouse (WHS) is a building to accommodate a USAR unit with
a full-time supply function in support of other USAR units or maintenance shops. No
standard design or functional space breakdown has been developed for warehouses, as
their size and specific functions and capabilities may vary.
The project documents will define the specific functional area breakdown and
ancillary support equipment required for each warehouse. The Tenants will provide
further definition concerning the various storage and supply functions of the warehouse,
and the actual and perceived relationship between the various functions. The functional
and physical requirements of the support facilities must be fully defined to ensure
correct design and layout.
Unlike an unheated storage building, a warehouse is likely to have raised or
depressed loading docks with typical dock accessories such as dock levelers, dock
bumpers, and seals. The dock and dock doors should be sized to accommodate the
vehicles which will utilize it, as well as material handling equipment, if the Tenants have
Shelving, pallet racking, and similar systems should be provided to fit the
Tenant s needs.
A Hands-on-Training Warehouse (HOT WHS) is for training USAR units to
support ongoing Army missions or activities. As with a warehouse, the designer must
work with the Tenants to define the program for the HOT WHS.