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How do I use the two-person seat carry for moving an injured or ill person?

  1. This carry requires two people and can be used for any person who is conscious and not seriously injured. 
  2. Put one arm behind the person’s thighs and the other across the person’s back. 
  3. Interlock your arms with those of a second responder behind the person’s legs and across his or her back. 
  4. Lift the person in the “seat” formed by the responders’ arms. Responders should coordinate their movement so they walk together.



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