The all-purpose inflatable (API) rescue stretcher is a revolutionary item of emergency rescue equipment that is designed to provide a safe casualty handling solution for any emergency rescue scenario.
Despite its robust construction, the API Stretcher is exceptionally lightweight and easy for one person to carry unladen, making it ideal for casualty recovery in tight or difficult to reach spots. When deflated, the API inflatable rescue Stretcher is compact to store and easily stowed on a vehicle, boat, helicopter or aircraft.
The API stretcher can be inflated using a regulated air cylinder, bellows, or a regulated compressor and takes only minutes to deploy. Once a casualty is in place on the inflatable stretcher it can be easily dragged or tobogganed over any terrain, including snow, sand, marsh and mudflats. It can be lifted by helicopter, hauled in the horizontal or vertical plane, and rigged to a ‘Breeches buoy’ ship-to-shore transit system. The All Purpose Inflatable Stretcher is supplied with a removable thermal lined canopy to provide all round protection to exposure on land or sea, and in the air. The canopy has an inbuilt face visor and a two way zip to provide quick access to the casualty.
• Quick to deploy
• Can be carried by hand or as a back pack
• Suitable for use with a spinal board
• Includes quick release body straps
• Tough and durable: heavy duty anti-chafe Kevlar on underside
• Low maintenance