Use Of The Stair Chair EMS Can Help Save Lives

One of the biggest challenges that firefighters and EMS (Emergency Medical Services) workers face is the ability to transport injured people out of a building. In many instances, firefighters have to physically carry the patients out of the building. This presents difficulties to the firefighters especially if the person’s weight is more than what one firefighter could carry. EMS workers face a similar challenge. Unfortunately, buildings are not necessarily built to allow stretchers easy access. In these instances, the stair chair EMS becomes the more practical choice. The stair chair EMS will allow EMS workers to maneuver around with less effort. They can move around with more ease.

Many apartment buildings have tight staircases and narrow corridors. If the patient is well enough to walk, then transporting him to the hospital would be easy. However, the more common situation requires EMS workers to physically carry their patient outside of the building and into the ambulance. With a stair chair EMS, the EMS workers will not need much space to move around. Tight corridors and narrow staircases will pose no difficulty for them. They can easy twist and turn around corners since the patient is sitting in the chair and will not need a wide space to move around. It is obvious that the stair chair EMS will be able to save more lives. The chair can also be used by firefighters who need to transport burn victims and get them out to safety.

The chair is easy to use by the EMS workers and firefighters. The material used to build the stair chair EMS is a very light material. This is important since a lighter load will allow EMS workers to move faster and transport patients sooner. This is a critical consideration in the event that there are multiple patients who need transportation out of a building. Safety is also an important consideration. The number one goal is the patients safety and at the same time stay comfortable while in the chair. Since buildings have several floors, it is possible that the patient will be in the chair for an extended amount of time. It is necessary that he is as comfortable as possible during the transport process. The chairs contain 3 straps that will hold the client in place. This ensures two things. First, the patient is safe and will not fall off of the chair. Second, the patient will not end up getting bounced around during transport. Patients who are badly injured are typically not moved off of the stair chair. This ensures their comfort during transport.