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    Question Stokes Basket lacing

    I have been teaching technical and truck company rope operations for fifteen years. Over the years I have taught different lacing procedures with limited retention at the firefighter level. I have designed a class III harness for patient packaging that's easy to remember. I would like your thoughts on this product! The harness works well if the patient is on a miller board, backboard or no board at all.

    The harness can be viewed at mlfgear.com.

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    I will attest to this product... in theory anyway. We have trained with it a fair amount, but I have yet to see it used on an incident.

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    Very nicely done, looks easy to use and adapt to different spine boards systems
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    While the product looks to have had much thought put into its design, I can think of other uses for the $275.00. Ten dollars worth of 1" webbing would accomlish the same task.

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    I have designed a class III harness for patient packaging that's easy to remember.
    Out of interest, can you simply "design" a product and market it?

    Does it have to go through any approvals, ratings tests, etc?

    If you've done testing- what did you do? What was the process? Can anyone independant verify the results?

    Just curious- the concept of it looks OK....
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    Great questions lutan1.

    I guess someone could design and build anything they want and market it, I donít know if there is any law against that approach. As far as approval testing, this is up to the designer and manufacturer.

    As for my harness:
    I designed the harness and then found a well know rescue harness maker for design assistance and production. The harness maker built and tested the harness as a stand alone system without the basket. This harness meets ANSI 10.14-1991 and OSHA requirements. At this time it is not NFPA rated due to the cost factors associated.

    Thanks for the questions and be safe under there!

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