The aim of the project:
Today, the evacuation from the point of trauma to the ambulance is by stretcher. To the weight of a soldier, add 50 -60 lbs of his or her kit, and a 5 km journey across rough terrain can easily take 4-5 hours, under enemy fire. A long journey imperils the survival of the wounded soldier, and puts the stretcher bearers themselves at risk.
Our solution is the ATV/trailer combo, or a “quadrescuer”. It is maneuverable enough to evade enemy fire, fast enough to get his vulnerable cargo to the next stage in minutes rather than hours, and has a custom trailer that is integrated with a stretcher and can be loaded by a single person. The quadrescuer enables rapid evacuation of the wounded warfighter from the frontline to the casualty collection point (CCP).
The cost of the project is $100,000 for 10 quadresquers, with the first two financed by our foundation. Each unit includes two extra sets of tires, and a custom made trailer for the wounded warfighter.
Your support of our earlier projects has already provided Ukraine’s brave defenders with more than 500 tactical first-aid kits and the Pihzgauer 6×6 Vector armored evacuation vehicle to the military. Also with your support, we built and handed over two mobile operating rooms, with another one under construction. With today’s project, we will have covered the wounded hero’s entire journey, from a muddy trench to the point of sophisticated medical care.
In battlefield medicine, the term “golden hour” describes the crucial period immediately after an injury, when timely medical care means the difference between life and death. From the battlefield to the hospital, please help our wounded warriors stay alive.