f. Load the least seriously injured casualty first and the most seriously injured
(1) If casualties are picked up at more than one location, do not move a
previously loaded litter casualty to make the most seriously injured casualty occupy the
"last loaded, first unloaded" berth.
(2) If casualties are to be unloaded in other than the normal sequence, the
assistant driver tells the litter team in which order the casualties are to be unloaded.
g. Secure each litter casualty to his litter.
h. Secure each litter to the vehicle.
i. Unload casualties in the reverse order in which they are loaded, unloading the
most seriously injured casualty first. Unloading the lower berth first keeps the casualty
in the lower berth from being injured should something fall from the upper berth during
M996 ARMORED AMBULANCE
The M996 and M997 are armored high mobility multipurpose-wheeled vehicle
(HMMWV) ambulances. The M996 (figure 4-1) is a diesel-powered vehicle designed
over all types of roads and cross-country terrain. The ambulance is equipped with a
gas-particulate filter unit (GPFU) for operations in an nuclear, biological, or chemical
(NBC) environment. The M996 can carry two litter casualties or six ambulatory
casualties or a mixed load of one litter casualty and three ambulatory casualties. Use a
three-man litter team to load and unload litter casualties from the M996.
Figure 4-1. Truck, ambulance, 4x4, armored, M996.