Field Preventive Medicine Division 
Mission:
To expand and enhance the capabilities of field preventive medicine units to counter environmental, occupational and disease health threats by providing state of the art training, technical assistance and consultations services.

Services: 
 
Please visit the PHCR-S FPMD Teamsite (AKO)External Link for access to training material and additional information.
 
  • Deployment Occupational and Environmental Health Surveillance (DOEHS) - Technical Assistance Visit

  • Pre-Deployment Training: Provides an in-depth evaluation of organic equipment and unit proficiency levels. Enhances technical skill by providing relevant training on organic equipment. Calibration for limited types of pesticide application equipment is available upon request. Training can be tailored to best suit the needs of the unit.

  • Field Drinking Water Analysis: Demonstrates the use and application of the Medical Equipment Set—Industrial Hygiene (MES-IH) to evaluate exposure levels to specific airborne chemical contaminants, noise, heat, and inadequate ventilation. Identifies equipment capabilities and limitations. Includes instruction on interpreting sampling results based on parameters specified in Technical Guide 230. Describes the relationship between risk assessment and risk management, categories of risk and translating preventive medicine date into meaningful risk assessments. Incorporates didactic lectures with intense hands-on training.

  • Field Industrial Hygiene: Demonstrates the use and application of the Medical Equipment Set—Industrial Hygiene (MES-IH) to evaluate exposure levels to specific airborne chemical contaminants, noise, heat, and inadequate ventilation. Identifies equipment capabilities and limitations. Includes instruction on interpreting sampling results based on parameters specified in Technical Guide 230. Describes the relationship between risk assessment and risk management, categories of risk and translating preventive medicine date into meaningful risk assessments. Incorporates didactic lectures with intense hands-on training.

  • Operational Entomology: Provides information on vectors of military significance along with surveillance techniques. Describes the application and use of the of Medical Equipment Set - Entomology (MES-Ento). Review the requirements and procedures for recording, reporting, and archiving records of pesticide application during military deployments. Incorporates didactic lectures with intense hands-on training.

  • Preventive Medicine Liaison with Deployment Units: Provide field preventive medicine and environmental surveillance support and consultation services to deployed units. Upon request, non-standard equipment, may be supplied to deploying units per the Memorandum of Agreement between USAPHC and FORSCOM.

  • Observer Controller Support to the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC): Evaluates the ability to perform mission requirements based on ARTEP.

Contact Information

Name: PHCR-South Field Preventive Medicine Division  
Email Address: PHCR-SFPMDRequests@amedd.army.mil   
Telephone: 210-221-3670 
DSN: (312) 471-3670 
Mailing Address:
USAPHC Public Health Command Region-South
Field Preventive Medicine Division 
ATTN: MCHB-AS-FP
Fort Sam Houston
San Antonio, TX 78234