Fireman's Lift

To be able to use the fireman's lift may be to save a life, as it can be

employed when there is but one person to do the carrying. With

practise any girl of ordinary strength can lift and carry another of her

own size or even larger.

In order to make the lift easy, instruct the patient to relax all her

muscles and become perfectly limp; then turn her on her face, stand over

her body with one foot at each side, face toward the patient's head.

Lean forward and place your hands under her arms, then gently raise her

to her knees, next slide your hands quickly down around her body at the

low waist-line, lifting her at the same time to her feet. Immediately

grasp her right wrist with your left hand, and pass your head under her

right arm and your right arm under one or both of her knees, shifting

the patient's hips well on your shoulders, rise to a standing position

and carry patient away.