Never underestimate the power of an improvised litter to make moving casualties easier.
Carrying casualties is hard work. Never underestimate the power of an improvised litter to make moving casualties easier. By cutting the carpet around the casualty, leaving enough room at the head and feet for either rolling the carpet on itself or, as here, cutting hand holds in it, a casualty can be drug by one rescuer, or carried by two rescuers.
This technique works best in residential structures because in many commercial buildings, the carpet is not “wall to wall” but rather individual squares, to allow for easy replacement so this technique will not work there. The entire process takes less than a minute but will significantly dull your pocket knife.
(Also, never leave a training building without fully exploiting it.)
*this video was taken during an in-person Crisis Medicine Tactical Casualty Care course