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    Hello Guys,

    My question might look a bit weird for some but your help is really appreciated, at our refinery we do long distance rescue ( I do not mean high elevation ) because our incident command post is at minimum 50 meters away from the hot zone ( depending on the nature of the incident for sure ) our fire fighters are having hard time getting victims out using the basket specially if the vicitim is heavy and the distance is long, our suggestion was to get a folding 2 wheels stretcher is there anything else that we can use ?

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    50m = 164 feet

    This is a problem?

    Suggest a SKEDCO, a Litter "Big Wheel" or just working out once and a while.
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    Would something like a TURK cart be an option in lieu of FiremanLyman's suggestions (which I agree with)?

    http://www.turkrescue.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue 2 Training View Post
    Would something like a TURK cart be an option in lieu of FiremanLyman's suggestions (which I agree with)?

    http://www.turkrescue.com

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    That is pretty ninja, looks like it would operate in an urban/industrial setting better than balancing a big wheel. And best part, if your patient becomes shocky, just set him down... instant trendelenburg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiremanLyman View Post
    That is pretty ninja, looks like it would operate in an urban/industrial setting better than balancing a big wheel. And best part, if your patient becomes shocky, just set him down... instant trendelenburg!
    I agree. The TURK (sp?) looks like a good option for your application. The Anderson or similar litter wheel is optimized for rough terrain and typically requires several people to lift the litter and attach the wheel.

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