SES provides their unique compact & lightweight Micro-Stretcher for the PR campaign of Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations ‘Project Hero’ for Austrian Red Cross.
As part of their 64-year global relationship between Land Rover and the Red Cross, this unique version of the New Land Rover Discovery will feature the world‘s first drone technology, created to help the Red Cross save lives.
Project Hero was presented to the world’s media at the Geneva Motor Show on 7th April – an advanced communication vehicle created to support Jaguar Land Rover’s partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Land Rover, to be trialled by their emergency response teams, is hoped to help the Red Cross save lives by speeding up response times to disasters.
The SES Micro Stretcher supports the needs of this initiative, designed to help emergency response teams attend to the injured quickly, safely and effectively across the most challenging and dramatic landscapes. With the drone airbourne, live footage can be transmitted to the Red Cross’ teams to ensure the retrieval of casualties in often dangerous conditions, be it desert, mountain, battlefield or natural disasters such as landslides, earthquakes, floods and avalanches.
The Micro-Stretcher can be assembled in just a few seconds and provides significant strength, rigidity, spinal and head support for the casualty, with 4-6 person lift by person or vertical winch by helicopter. Already put to the test in full military combat for French Special Forces, the Micro-Stretcher was successful in coming to the aid of casualties in the field, aiding quick and effective onwards care.
Just under 2-metres long, the SES Micro-Stretcher collapses into a compact ‘laptop’ sized bag for use by ground personnel and takes up minimal space where stowage restrictions may apply, as in Project Hero.
Dell Hall, Managing Director of SES was delighted to supply the SES Micro-Stretcher for use in Project Hero’s publicity, as it so adequately demonstrates the typical application for the product in difficult, challenging and often life-critical situations.
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