Figure 3-31. Litter rotation: Preparing to rotate.
Figure 3-32. Litter rotation: Rotation
3-34. UPHILL/UPSTAIRS CARRY
The uphill or upstairs carry (figure 3-33) is used to carry a litter up a hill or up a
flight of stairs.
a. Rotate the litter ("Litter Post Carry, MOVE; Prepare to Rotate, ROTATE") so
the casualty's head (or feet, if appropriate) is in the direction of travel.
b. Upon the command "Uphill Carry" (or "Upstairs Carry"), the bearers position
themselves to perform the carry.
Bearer two looks forward and retains his grip on the two forward litter
(2) Bearer four releases his hold on the litter pole, moves to the rear of the litter,
and grasps the right litter handle.
(3) Bearer three releases that handle and moves to the side, retains his grasp on
the other litter handle.
(4) Bearer one (the squad leader) releases his hold on the side of the litter and
moves in front of the other bearers.