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Old 06-29-2014, 23:35   #7
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Originally Posted by Brush Okie View Post
Do you guys carry a KED? I found it works well in the field for pedi backboard and hip fx. on adults when turned upside down. I never used it for its intended purpose ie car extraction.
Don't carry a KED... No room, no obvious need . A fully stocked ALS unit is 1-2 blocks away usually. Thought about one or a 1/2 back board in the BEAR but still haven't justified the need. Believe it or not, the discussion of one centered around the K-9 having to be rescued or carried out

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