REMOVING CASUALTIES FROM AN M2 BRADLEY INFANTRY FIGHTING
An M2 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle (BIFV) is equipped with six exits-
commander's hatch, gunner's hatch, driver's hatch, cargo hatch, ramp door, and ramp
(figure 6-4). The procedures for removing casualties from the interior of an M2 BIFV by
a medic (yourself) and one or more other soldiers (rescuers) are given below. Give the
other soldiers instructions as needed. If members of the BIFV crew are able, have them
assist in opening hatches and removing casualties from the tank. If you are the only
rescuer available, use pistol belts or similar devices to lift the casualties through the
hatches. Triage casualties, treat life-threatening conditions, and apply spinal splints as
needed if you and the crew are not in immediate danger.
Figure 6-4. Exit points on and M2 BIFV.