Firefighter's Crawl (Figure 5:28)
5.32 Firefighter's Crawl (Figure 5:28)
This is an invaluable method where a casualty has to be removed
from a burning building.
As you can see in Figure 5:28, both rescuer and casualty have
their heads low down where the clearest and coolest air is to be found if the
building is on fire. It can also be appreciated that the entire weight of the
casualty does not have to be supported by the rescuer.
The hands should be crossed over and tied with a bandage or
similar. The firefighter's crawl method can be varied according to personal
preference. An alternative method is for the rescuer to place an arm, shoulder
and head through the casualty's arms.