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The Danish Ministry of Defense procures three Trailander Shuttle Rescue sleds for the Arktisk Kommando to rescue the wounded from cold, snow-covered surroundings.

The command, led by a major general, monitors the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Greenland is mostly covered by permanent ice. Even minor accidents at low temperatures can quickly become life-threatening on the very sparsely populated island. It is therefore necessary to transport the injured person quickly and gently to qualified medical care.

The injured person can be transported lying down in the rescue sled and cared for by a paramedic sitting next to them. A stable outer skin protects against the weather. The illuminated interior is warmed by a Webasto heater. Wide-opening doors on the side and at the rear allow easy and careful loading. The sledge runs on four sprung runners and is pulled by a snowmobile via a standard coupling. Electrical connections for lights, devices and communication are available on request.

Rettungsschlitten für arktische Umgebung

During the test, the built-in heating was able to keep the interior sufficiently warm for several hours, even at minus 30 degrees. The rescue sleds should be kept ready at three stations of the Artisk Command.

Gerhard Heiming