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Ruth Lee Search and Rescue Training Dummy

  • The Water Rescue manikins are used extensively by NATO forces, British and US Navies, 100% of UK Fire Services and all the sea rescue agencies
  • Originally developed in conjunction with the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (R.N.L.I), Greater Manchester Fire Service Water Incident Support Section and the British Navy; these manikins perfectly simulate unconscious casualties in water
  • The Search & Rescue model is supplied with black overalls, and a black mesh hood to cover the head
  • This model is designed to be as inconspicuous as possible to enable the rescue teams to practice their search, as well as their recovery techniques
  • The Search & Rescue model is made to the same specification as the Manoverboard model and has exactly the same level of buoyancy
  • Construction utilises a heavy-duty Nylon mesh for the carcass and non-absorbent closed cell foam for buoyancy
  • The nylon mesh carcass allows the water to flood out of the dummy as it is being recovered, it further allows better ventilation when the dummy is hung up to dry
  • Polyethylene strips run from the shoulder area to the knee joint, allowing flexibility in and out of the water but preventing the manikin from bending in half when using stretchers or recovery devices like a Jason's Cradle
  • All water rescue training dummies are supplied complete with Wellington boots which greatly protect the legs if the dummy is dragged along the ground - they are user-replaceable if damaged
  • The protective overalls keep the dummy clean, and greatly increases the lifespan of the dummy; they are produced using a high tenacity polyurethane coated P1000 polyester, coloured either in orange (to BS EN 471) for the Man-Overboard model or black for the Search and Rescue model
  • The secret to the realistic Water Rescue dummy performance is the designed balance of the weighting vs. the buoyancy - and the tough nylon mesh carcass
  • When the dummy enters the water the nylon mesh allows the water to rapidly penetrate the dummy
  • After a few minutes the legs of the dummy will drop below the surface, resting at an angle of about 45 degrees to the surface, the head and shoulder will be above the surface
  • When retrieving the dummy the water will flood out; the rate at which the water drains out is directly related to the speed of the retrieval - the faster the retrieval the more water in the dummy and therefore the heavier the dummy will be
  • As a guide, a fast 'snatch' retrieval may almost double the dry weight of the dummy ie: 40kg dummy will weigh about 70kg
  • A more realistic retrieval rate will result in a haul of 50-60 kg
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