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Rescue from Heights and Depths

10.0 Rescue from Heights and Depths

In any urban disaster, it can be assumed that large numbers of casualties could be trapped in upper floors of buildings, in basements, or many other difficult or inaccessible areas. In each case, the method of rescue will be dictated by the circumstances and this chapter attempts to provide some of the alternative methods of rescue often used. The simple option of carrying a casualty down an inside stairway must never be overlooked.