SAFETY CARE AND HANDLING
a. Keep containers from becoming broken or
a. Handle flares with utmost care at all times.
immediately and re-mark those bearing illegible
b. Do not drop, drag, throw, tumble or otherwise
strike boxes containing flares.
c. Protect flares against such foreign matter as
c. Exercise care if flares show evidence of
mud, sand, moisture, frost, snow, ice, dirt, oil, and
moisture inside the flare container. Dispose of Flares
grease. Wipe off wet or dirty flares at once and remove
Mk24 that have been exposed to moisture.
d. Avoid exposing flares to extreme (high or low)
d. Do not open container until flare is to be used.
Flares removed from containers, particularly in damp
e. Do not touch, move or otherwise handle duds-
climates, may corrode, becoming unserviceable.
their fuzes may be armed. Have authorized personnel
only destroy duds in place.
a. Flares are to be handled by trained experienced
personnel only. Do not subject flares to excessively
Unauthorized alteration of flares
b. Protect flares from hard knocks or blows.
Except as otherwise indicated in this manual, the flares
are safe to handle and use.
Flare cases dent easily and may
result in nonejection or faulty
ejection of the candle.
Flares are packed to withstand conditions ordinarily
encountered in the field.
containers provide adequate protection for shipment and
storage, observe the following: