basket stretcher


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basket stretcher

A stretcher made of metal or strong synthetic material in which a patient is placed so he or she can be securely extracted by Emergency Medical Services from an accident or otherwise inaccessible site. The stretcher may also be lifted by ropes. Synonym: Stokes stretcher
See also: stretcher
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It could provide vital equipment to the team, such as personal protective equipment for two members, a water rescue lifejacket and floating line, or a basket stretcher and lifting bridle used for evacuating casualties from rocks and capable of being lifted into the RAF rescue helicopters.
The rescue was carried out using a basket stretcher fixed by ropes to an aerial appliance.
Will Hogg, of the Life Brigade, said: "The Life Brigade, along with the fire brigade and the paramedics, placed the casualty on to a spine board into a basket stretcher and then removed the casualty along the rocks to the Life Brigade's Land Rover, waiting on the beach.
The new pole saw, chainsaw, inverter generator, scene lighting equipment and basket stretcher will help our SES volunteers provide critical support when theyre needed most.
In the meantime, the brigade prepared rope rescue equipment and lowered down crew members carrying advanced first aid gear as well as a spinal board and basket stretcher.
Fire crews from Old Swan and Croxteth removed a passenger, 45, via a basket stretcher through the emergency exit and used a crowbar to release the driver.
SES Groups in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Mount Morgan and Muttaburra were the recipients of the equipment, which included a chainsaw, pole saw, inverter generator, scene lighting equipment, ICS TAC Pack and basket stretcher.
A short while later, the youngster was carefully moved on to the spinal board and then into the basket stretcher before being carried to the nearest area of sand around 80m away.
But we put him into a basket stretcher and transferred him to the boat and then he was taken to Arrowe Park hospital where the last I heard he was OK.