|Disaster Rescue - Australian Emergency Manual (Natural Disaster Organization, 183 p.)|
|CHAPTER FIVE - CASUALTY HANDLING|
5.18 Blankets (Figure 5:14)
Blankets make excellent improvised stretchers, and in residential areas, should be in fair supply. These stretchers are very simple to make and in addition to the blankets, require two poles about two metres long. Stout broom handles, water pipe or 50mm x 25mm timber would do the job.
Place the blanket flat on the ground and lay the poles on the blanket about 600mm apart.
Fold each side of the blanket across each pole and the stretcher is ready.
To make it more secure, nails can be used to pin the two top folds together.