Fireman’s Carry With Assistance Two Person Carries for Emergency Rescue and First Aid

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In first aid, a Fireman’s Carry with Assistance is a technique used to transport an injured or incapacitated person over a short distance when one person alone cannot manage the task. This method helps distribute the weight more evenly and reduces the risk of injury to both the person being carried and the rescuers.

To perform a Fireman’s Carry with Assistance, follow these steps:

  1. Assess the situation and ensure your own safety. Check for any potential hazards or obstacles in the path you’ll be taking.
  2. Gather any necessary equipment, such as a backboard or a stretcher, if available.
  3. The person who will be carrying the injured individual (Carrier) should stand behind the person who needs help (the Person Being Carried).
  4. The Carrier should perform the Straddle technique placing one arm around the injured individual’s chest, supporting their back, and the other arm under the injured individual’s arm on the same side.
  5. The second rescuer (Assistant) should stand in front of the person being carried, facing the Carrier.
  6. The Assistant should place their hands on the injured individual’s opposite shoulder and hip, providing support and balance.
  7. The Carrier lifts the Person Being Carried onto their back, using their legs to help push the person being carried up.
  8. The Assistant helps stabilize the person being carried by holding onto their outstretched arm or providing additional support as needed.
  9. The Carrier bends their knees and walks slowly, maintaining a steady pace to avoid causing discomfort or further injury to the person being carried.
  10. Communicate with the injured individual and provide reassurance throughout the process.
  11. Lower the injured individual carefully to the ground or onto a bed or other suitable surface when you reach your destination.

Always prioritize safety and seek assistance from others if needed. Fireman’s Carry with Assistance is typically used for short distances, and it may be necessary to call emergency services for further assistance if the person requires transportation over longer distances.

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