At the end of December crew members of speedboats of the SE "Marine Search and Rescue Service" of the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine passed training on the basis of the educational training center "Admiral" using an evacuation kit SKEDCO (Rapid Deployment System) SK 200 OR in set with a floating system SK 600 OR.
During the exercises it was worked out different tasks on rescue of suffered on water with the help of universal stretchers made of a dense layer of polypropylene that aren't prone to the consumption and are not afraid of ultrahigh and extremely low temperatures. In this case, plastic is flexible enough to form a rigidity edge and makes it possible to transport suffered with the spinal trauma.
Rescuers worked out a transportation of a suffered to the speedboat and evacuation by aircrafts using a windlass. New stretchers are unique because allow not only quickly and efficiently to transfer a suffered on it, but also to transfer a suffered from any type of surface in such a way that it could be evacuated from high buildings and even with the help of aviation. They withstand weight over 600 kg, look very compact and could be placed in a backpack.
As a result of the tests it was confirmed an effectiveness of the specified rescue equipment during search and rescue operations, the new tool was found to be easy to use, simple and reliable. In the nearest future specialized vessels of the SE "MSRS" will be equipped with these evacuation kits.