New Long Slix Stretcher
The SMWCRT team has been working with React to improve some design features of the ‘slix’ stretcher. This latest version incorporates new designs for C-Spine immobilisation and head support for casualties, with improved lifting / hauling eyelet locations.
Attendees at the BCRC Technical day at Buxton, Derbyshire on the 6th April were able to get to grips with a prototype, try it out, provide feedback on the changes and make a few additional suggestions.
The Slix stretcher is a specialist item of equipment used by a large number of Cave Rescue teams across the UK. It’s design allows casualties to be brought safely through and across the wide range of obstacles encountered underground.
Thanks to Derbyshire CRO for hosting the event and to Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service for the use of their tower.