In an expanded display for Heli-Expo ’13, LifeBlanket (Booth No. C2313) is showing its original Pocket Rescue Bivy ultralight emergency shelter, Tech Tarp Personal Survival Equipment and original Cowboy Blankets, along with its updated +LifeBlanket patient-packaging systems and modular FR ANSI safety vests.
LifeBlanket manufactures all-weather patient packaging for EMS medical transport, disaster response, personal emergency and search-and-rescue gear.
Along with the most recent contracts is a major purchase by the Maryland State Police (MDSP), one of the oldest publicly funded emergency medical flight programs in the U.S. The program has selected LifeBlanket’s original patient-packaging system for service in the aviation unit’s new AgustaWestland 139 fleet, for which deliveries began last week.
According to LifeBlanket, the aviation MDSP Aviation Command selected the system after months of testing by medical crews, who wanted a system that provides quick and easy patient access and makes patient handling fast, easy and secure. The system is also robust, passing the ruggedness test put forth by the crews. The +LifeBlanket system also greatly limits cross contamination, a major consideration in today’s medical environment, especially in an airborne environment.
At Heli-Expo, LifeBlanket is offering a buy-one get-one free special for its original Cowboy Blanket, “the perfect blanket for air and car travel, camping, boating and outdoor events,” according to the company. Customers need only provide a business card. –K.J.H.