Can you name all of these life-saving gadgets? These are the 10 items in every ambulance survival kit
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An Australia rescue service has challenged Aussies to identify a range of life-saving equipment.
Toll Ambulance Rescue shared several gadgets carried in the team’s life jackets and survival kits and people were quick to share their guesses.
Associate director helicopter operations at NSW Ambulance Chief Superintendent Cameron Edgar told FEMAIL many people may not have seen the items before but the organisation’s crew carry them at all times on the job.
The items in the safety kits included pen flares, sea marker dye, a j-knife and a survival blanket.
‘Can you name all the safety and survival equipment contained within our life jackets and survival kit?’ a Facebook post to Toll Ambulance Rescue asked.
Toll Ambulance Rescue shared several gadgets carried in its life jackets and survival kits and people were quick to share their guesses as to what each item was
‘EpiPen, window/glass breaker, radio, seat belt cutter/knife fire blanket, water, food, mirror, torch? And the small bottle I want to guess is wound cleaner?’ one woman guessed.
‘All I know is the white medicine bottle-looking item on the top right hand side of the picture is sea marking dye. It’s very useful and fun in water features,’ another said.
The yellow box and pen in the top left is a pen flare with nine shots while the silver card on the orange string is a heliograph or signal mirror.
What many thought was an EpiPen is actually a signal flare that works in daylight and at nighttime.
The small white bottle contains sea marker dye which spreads over the surface of water to increase someone’s visibility to search planes.
The yellow box and pen is a pen flare with nine shots while the silver card on the orange string is a heliograph or signal mirror. There is also a signal flare, sea marker dye and survival blanket
There was also a j-knife, personal locator beacon and a torch with three modes- torch, strobe and SOS.
The silver packages are a survival blanket, water rations and dry rations.
‘Members of our community may not have seen these items before but they are essential survival equipment that our crews carry with them at all times,’ Superintendent Cameron said.
‘Our NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter teams receive significant initial and ongoing training to know what, how and when to use each item should they find themselves in an urgent survival situation.’
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