b. The bearers place the casualty's arms on his abdomen.
If the casualty is conscious, have him use one hand to grasp his other
(2) If the casualty is unconscious, tie his wrists together loosely using a
muslin bandage, field dressing, or similar material.
c. Both bearers position themselves on the same side of the casualty one at
the casualty's chest and one at his thighs.
d. Both bearers kneel on one knee and place their arms under the casualty
(figure 2-19 A).
(1) The bearer at the casualty's chest slips one arm beneath the casualty's
shoulders and the other arm beneath his waist.
(2) The bearer at the casualty's thighs slips one arm beneath the
casualty's hips and the other arm beneath his knees.
e. Upon command from the leader, both bearers shift their weight backward in
unison and lift the casualty to knee level (figure 2-19 B), keeping the casualty as level
f. Upon command from the leader, both bearers turn the casualty's front
toward their chests.
g. Upon command from the leader, both bearers rise to their feet in unison
(figure 2-19 C).
h. Upon command from the leader, both bearers move forward. The bearers
should carry the casualty high on their chests to lessen fatigue.