Figure 4-88.Packstrap carry.
you roll and pull the casualty onto your
Raise up on your knees, using your free
arm for balance and support. Hold both
the casualtys wrists close against your
chest with your other hand.
Lean forward as you rise to your feet, and
keep both of your shoulders under the
Do not attempt to carry a seriously injured
person by means of the pack-strap carry, espe-
cially if the arms, spine, neck, or ribs are
CHAIR CARRY. The chair carry can often
by used to move a sick or injured person away
from a position of danger. The casualty is seated
on a chair, as shown in figure 4-89, and the chair
is carried by two rescuers. This is a particularly
good method to use when you must carry a per-
son up or down stairs or through narrow, winding
passageways. It must NEVER be used to move
a person who has an injured neck, back, or pelvis.
ARM CARRIES. There are several kinds
of arm carries that can be used in emergency
situations to move an injured person to safety.
Figure 4-89.Chair carry.
Figure 4-90.One-person arm carry.
Figure 4-90 shows how one person can carry the
casualty alone. However, you should never try to
carry a person this way who is seriously injured.
Unless considerably smaller than you are, you will
not be able to carry the casualty very far by this