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The Making of a Stretcher

The stretcher is very important equipment needed during nay rescue operation.

A stretcher can be made from locally available materials.

  • Sweaters and shirts can be used to make stretchers – Rods can be inserted through the sleeves of three or four shirts to make a stretcher.
  • A ladder can be used as a stretcher.
  • Rope can be bound to rods and made into a stretcher.
  • People can link their hands and carry the injured person.

  • Stretchers using Blankets

    Preparation of the

    Other Equipment Required During a Rescue Operation
    Personal equipment for the rescuer – helmet; life –jacket; gum–boots; torch; whistle

    Team equipment for the rescuer- rope; ladder; cutting tools; first-aid box; stretcher.

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