A variation of the classic Sked Stretcher design, the Mass Casualty—Haz-Mat Decontaminable (HMD) Sked Stretcher is intended for ease of use in mass casualty or hazardous material incidents.
Mass Casualty Incidents: The HMD Sked can be stored flat on pallets with the straps packaged separately, which allows quick movement of a large number of stretchers to an incident with a large number of patients, such as a plane crash or explosion. Pallets of 50 to 200 HMD stretchers can be moved by truck or airlifted by helicopter to facilitate the rapid movement of patients.
Haz-Mat Incidents: Doing anything in Level A and B protective suits is difficult. The HMD Sked allows a patient or a downed rescuer to be quickly rolled onto the stretcher and pulled out of the hot zone by rescuers a rope length away. Polypropylene straps are resistant to chemicals and the two-inch side-release buckles are easy to operate even with thick gloves.