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REX Rapid Extraction introduces backpack stretcher

The stretcher allows a single responder to rapidly move a patient


The REXONE First Responder Backpack Mobile Stretcher.

Photo/REX Rapid Extraction

By FireRescue1 Staff

GLENDORA, Calif. — REX Rapid Extraction introduces the RexONE First Responder Backpack Mobile Stretcher, a tri-fold backpack stretcher that it says lets one responder rapidly move a patient.

The mobile stretcher can be carried as a backpack in the folded position and can be folded and hung on the wall. It can be towed behind a bicycle or cart. The unit comes with a backpack bag, wall mount and cover. RexONE also includes accessories to support I.V. pole and bio-isolation critical care systems that can attach to the mobile stretcher without interfering with transporting patients.

A telescoping adjustable handlebar accommodates a 6-foot 4-inch person weighing as much as 400 pounds. It is made of high-grade aluminum and materials that can be cleaned and disinfected. It maneuvers with a 360 degree radius within a single turn and can navigate narrow passages and down stairwells. The unit offers interchangeable tires to accommodate multiple surfaces and building conditions.

It meets emergency response guidelines established to support the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The RexONE mobile stretcher folds and articulates in multiple angles at both chest and leg junctures to accommodate various body positions and injuries transport requirements. The RexONE carries a 5-year warranty on defects of materials and workmanship.