Talk:Fireman's carry

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Use for kidnapping[edit]

Should it be mention that it is used for kidnapping as well —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hedgehog master (talkcontribs) 03:57, 5 February 2008 (UTC)

When not to use[edit]

Are there any conditions under which the fireman's carry should not be used? For instance, the article states that the fireman's carry is sometimes used to carry wounded soldiers, but I imagine that some types of wounds might make the fireman's carry inappropriate (e.g. flail chest). --Lambyte (talk) 03:16, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

  • As any stopgap emergency measure, it is generally inappropriate unless necessity calls, and should be avoided whenever other solutions are available. It's a way that can make it possible to move a person who outweighs you by a hundred pounds, alone, a fair distance, and fairly quickly. (talk) 05:25, 2 September 2013 (UTC)


The article currently documents the fireman's carry and fireman's lift terminology, but gives no info as to where the different terms are used. My guess would be that 'carry' is AE, and 'lift' is BE (and possibly used in other Commonwealth countries too). Can anybody expand on this? --Ef80 (talk) 19:37, 16 May 2017 (UTC)