HMD SKED Stretcher
The Mass Casualty — Haz-Mat Decontaminable (HMD) SKED is a variation of the classic SKED Stretcher design intended for ease of use in mass casualty or hazardous material incidents.
Mass Casualty Incidents
The HMD SKED can be stored flat on pallets with the straps packaged separately. This allows quick movement of a large number of stretchers to an incident with a large number of patients such as a plane crash or explosion. Pallets of 50 to 200 HMD stretchers can be moved by truck or airlifted by helicopter. Newly developed tactics facilitate the rapid movement of patients. Rapid Deployment Carrying Case holds up to four rolled HMD SKEDs.
Doing anything in Level A and B protective suits is difficult. The HMD SKED allows a patient or a downed rescuer to be quickly rolled onto the stretcher and pulled out of the hot zone by rescuers a rope length away. Polypropylene straps are resistant to chemicals and the two-inch side release buckles are easy to operate even with thick gloves.