Specialist Rescue Teams from the Lincolnshire area Fire and Rescue service used a Paraguard Excel Stretcher to help ambulance services rescue a gentleman from the tower of St James Church in Louth. The teams from Louth, Lincoln North, Gainsborough and Skegness were quickly called to the event.
A bystander was in the area at the time and commented, “As I was coming home I saw something was happening at the Church and as far as I was told, one of the bell ringers had become ill and they had to bring him down.”
The rescue teams used a Paraguard Excel Stretcher, a Hydraulic Platform and manpower to help the man down from the tower.
The Paraguard Excel Stretcher is perfect for use underground, in confined spaces and high buildings. The approved design of worldwide authorities, including NATO, this compact and versatile stretcher can be used for both horizontal and vertical lifting – making it ideal for search and rescue operations involving building collapse, industrial incidents or confined spaces.
Paraguard Excel Stretcher Features:
• Center unlocks and bends for use in awkward spaces.
• Quick and easy to use, with straps to secure the chest, arms, thighs and lower legs.
• A three point, non-slip forehead strap holds the head in place, with a figure of eight strap to support the feet.
• Four integral side handles clip out of the way when not in use.
• Detachable wipe-clean flaps to enhance infection control.
• Impervious to oil, water, grease and other petroleum products and resistant to rot and corrosion.
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