Figure 2-18. Two-man support carry.
c. Each bearer brings the casualty's arm around his (the bearer's) neck and
maintains his grasp on the casualty's wrist.
d. Each bearer puts his other arm (the inside arm near the casualty) around
the casualty's waist.
e. Upon the command from the leader, both bearers rise in unison, lifting the
casualty. If the casualty is conscious, he can help the bearers lift his weight. The
bearers' arms around the casualty's wrist should support most of the weight.
(1) If the casualty is conscious, can walk or hop, and can hold on to the
bearers' shoulders, the bearers can release the casualty's wrists (figure 2-18 A).
If the casualty is unconscious, the bearers do not release the casualty's
(3) If the casualty is taller than the bearers, the bearers can remove their
arms from around the casualty's waist and use them to lift and support the casualty's
thighs (figure 2-18 B). This will keep the casualty's feet from dragging.
f. Upon the command of the leader, both bearers walk forward.
2-20. TWO-MAN ARMS CARRY
The two-man arms carry can be used to move a casualty a moderate distance.
If the casualty is heavy or if the casualty's head or legs need additional support, more
than two bearers may be required.
a. The bearers position the casualty on his back (paragraph 2-4).