a. Try to contact the crew (bang on the side with a rock, and so forth).
b. Block the tank's track to prevent accidental movement (place a small log
inside the track, and so forth).
c. Climb on the BIFV from the front of the vehicle's left side, unlock the driver's
hatch from the outside, and open the hatch. Do not move in front of any weapons or
d. Reach in the driver's compartment and turn off the engine, make sure the
range finder is in gear, and set the hand break.
e. Raise the driver's seat to the upright position, unbuckle his seat belt, remove
his helmet, and treat any life-threatening injuries.
f. Remove the driver. When possible, evacuate the driver through the driver's
hatch (instructions given below). If the driver's hatch is blocked or if the tactical
situation prevents its use, evacuate the driver through the troop compartment and out
the ramp or ramp door.
(1) If possible, have a rescuer enter the BIFV through the ramp door and
proceed to the driver's compartment where he will assist you and another rescuer in
removing the driver.
(2) Join two pistol belts together and position the front portion of the loop
across the driver's chest and under his armpits.
(3) Lift the driver through the driver's hatch by pulling on the back of the
pistol belt loop and lifting the casualty by his armpits while the rescuer inside the BIFV
pushes and guides the driver through the hatch (figure 6-5).
Move the driver off the vehicle and to a place of safety.
If the BIFV is turned on its right side, four rescuers should support the driver
on the outside to prevent further injury during the removal process (figure
6-6). If the BIFV is on its left side, only two soldiers may be needed because
the driver's hatch will be near the ground.