Civil Defense Fallout Shelter Plans/Documents
Family Shelter Designs Booklet H-7
The original DOD OCD fallout shelter plan booklet featuring eight shelter plans
off all types. The original date on this booklet is Jan. 1962.
This is a high resolution scan so it's a large file at 18Mb.
FamilyShelterDesigns.pdf(18Mb file size)
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
(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.
(1.1Mb file size)
Standard Supplies For The Fallout Shelter
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
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.
(1Mb file size)
Paperwork found with Civil Defense Emergency Hostpital in McKinney, TX
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.
(125Kb file size
Civil Defense Emergency Hosptial Packing Lists
Some packing list sheets from the Civil Defense
I found in Mc Kinney Tx.
This document is in pdf format and shows 4 packing list receipts.
(360Kb file size
Radiation Instrument Manuals and FEMA Memos and Documents
FEMA CPG 4-1 Section 9.1 Victoreen CD V-715 Retrofit Instructions
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
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.
(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.
(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.
(672Kb file size
Victoreen Fallout Detection Meter Manual
This is a pdf file of the commercially sold Victoreen
Fallout Detection Meter
A little difficult to read in Acrobat, but prints out good. This one scanned
a bit weird because
the manual is badly water damaged.
(541Kb file size
CD V-457 Model 2 Radiological Demonstration Unit Manual
Instruction Maintenance & Experiment Manual for the 457
. 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
(2.1Mb file Size
CD V-457 Model 2 Manual Experiments Section.
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.
(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.
(57Kb file size
FEMA memo listing obsolete CD Radiation Instruments
FEMA CPG 4-1 Section 30 AC Dosimeter Charger Instructions.
(400Kb file size
Civil Defense Siren Manuals And Other Related Documents
FEMA CPG 1-17 Outdoor Warning Systems Guide
Federal Thunderbolt Siren Manuals
FEMA guide to setting up an outdoor warning system.
femacpg1-17n.pdf(1.8Mb file size)
Thunderbolt A-series 1st Edition Manual
(3.2Mb file size
Thunderbolt A-series 2nd Edition Manual
(6.3Mb file size
Thunderbolt B-series Manual
(3.2Mb file size
Thunderbolt C-series Manual
(3.2Mb file size
Various Federal Outdoor Warning Siren Manuals
Model 2, Model 5, Model SD-10, Model STH-10, Model STL-10 Manual
(3.3Mb file size
Model 2T22, Model 3T22 Manual
(5Mb file size
Manual For Federal PGA, AR, AF, AR5, AF5 Siren Timers
(400kb file size
ACA Siren Manuals
ACA Hurricane 130 Manual
Hurricane_130_Manual.pdf (2.6Mb File Size)
ACA Hurricane 130 MKII Manual
Hurricane_130_MK2.pdf (2.6Mb File Size)