EMERGENCY RESCUE LINES. A s previously mentioned, the steel-wire life-line can often be used to haul a person to safety. An emergency rescue line can also be made from any strong fiber line. Both should be used only in extreme emergencies, when an injured person must be moved and no other means is available. Figure 4-84 shows an emergency rescue line that could be used to hoist a person from a void or small compartment. Notice that a running bowline is passed around the body, just below the hips, and a half hitch is placed just under the arms. Notice also that a guideline is tied to the casualtys ankles to prevent banging against bulkheads and hatchways.
Figure 4-84.Hoisting a person.
Figure 4-85.Firemans carry.
FIREMANS CARRY. One of the easiest ways to carry an unconscious person is by means of the firemans carry. Figure 4-85 shows the procedure. 1. Place the casualty in the prone position, as shown in figure 4-85A. Face the victim, and