Evacuation of the Sick and Wounded Tasks
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Measures the candidate's ability to apply skills to request and evacuate casualty (ies) in a battlefield scenario.

The candidate is required to complete 8 of the 9 performance tasks listed below and pass 6 of the 8. The test board chairperson will determine if paragraph 3-14c(4) or 3-14c(5) is tested. The tasks are tested in a simulated battlefield scenario with the required equipment.

Establish a Helicopter Landing Point 

Load Casualties onto a UH-60 Helicopter 

Load Casualties onto Ground Evacuation Platforms 

Load Casualties onto Non standard Vehicles, 5 Ton M-1085, M-1093, 2 1/2 Ton M-1081

Load Casualties onto Non standard Vehicles, 2 1/2 Ton, 6X6 OR 5 Ton, 6X6, Cargo Truck 

Load Casualties onto Nonstandard Vehicles, 1 1/4 Ton, 4X4, M998 

Transport a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury

Transport a Casualty Using the Fireman’s Carry

Transport a Casualty Using the Cradle Drop Drag


The host unit will train the candidates on the 4-person carry position and the commands to lift, move, load, and lower the litter.

Candidates will serve as the number 1 litter bearer when loading casualties onto a tactical vehicle or aircraft. He or she does not have to be in the number 1 position but may position the litter bearers to best utilize the litter squad’s strengths. All commands and directions will be given by the candidate to the litter bearers.

Candidates will not be used as a casualty at any time during test week.

Candidates will not be used as part of the litter bearer squad to load a tactical vehicle or aircraft except when they are being tested.

Casualties will weigh between 140 and 180 pounds (63.56 and 81.72 kilograms). Mannequins or sandbags will not be used.

Tasks. The following tasks are tested using reaction-style testing.

 071-334-4002 Establish a Helicopter Landing Point.

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Load Casualties onto a UH-60 Helicopter

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 081-833-0151 Load Casualties onto Ground Evacuation Platforms

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081-833-0173 Load Casualties onto Non standard Vehicles, 5 Ton M-1085, M-1093, 2 1/2 Ton M-1081

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 081-833-0172 Load Casualties onto Non standard Vehicles, 2 1/2 Ton, 6X6 OR 5 Ton, 6X6, Cargo Truck

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 081-833-0171 Load Casualties onto Nonstandard Vehicles, 1 1/4 Ton, 4X4, M998.

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 081-833-0092 Transport a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury

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 081-831-1046 Transport a Casualty Using the Fireman’s Carry

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 081-831-1046 Transport a Casualty Using the Cradle Drop drag.

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d. Equipment. Host unit will provide all equipment and supplies for evacuation tasks at the tested sites.

e. Changes. Changes are NOT authorized without an exception to policy approval.


Determine Triage and MEDEVAC Procedures  video

EFMB Lessons Learned

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The big things here are don't drop the patient and check everything twice. Don't take it for granted that the vehicle is ready to receive casualties. Get in the vehicle and check yourself!

Further injury to the casualty is a NO-GO.

Review these also for additional information on one-man and two-man carries.

You will be assisted at every station by non-candidate soldiers. These are detailed personnel who will act ask casualties and litter bearers during the train-up and test week.

The candidate is required to complete 8 of the 9 performance tasks and pass 6 of the 8

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