Reviewed by Pat Furr, Roco Chief Instructor/Technical Consultant
For users of the SKEDCO flexible litter, there is good news. The SKED® Litter can now be ordered with Cobra™ quick connect buckles. Or you can order a Cobra™ Buckle Retrofit Kit for your original SKED®.
The uses of the new quick connect buckle system cuts the victim packaging time in about half. The buckles are each rated at 3,000 pounds and require a dual action to release which provides a high level safety.
The price of the SKED® is a bit higher with the Cobra™ buckles; however, you do get everything you pay for with these buckles. They dramatically speed up the patient packaging because of the ease of using them. And, as rescuers, we’re always looking for ways to evacuate our patients in a quicker and more efficient way.