RESCUE TECH / RUTH LEE Dive Rescue / Recovery Manikin
Designed to aid dive team recovery training
The Dive Rescue / Recovery Manikin is constructed using a reinforced, heavy-duty Nylon mesh for the carcass with non-absorbent closed cell foam for buoyancy. The mesh allows the water to flood out of the body as it is being recovered and also allows better ventilation when the manikin hung up to dry. Polypropylene strips running from the shoulder area to the knee joint allow flexibility in and out of the water, but do not allow the manikin to bend in half when using stretchers or recovery devices like the Jacobs Cradle. The addition of the facemask and wig gives a realistic look and feel and aids the identification of a human body in poor visibility. The manikin has a dry weight of 110 lbs.(50Kg) out of the water and will sink quickly to the desired position; the closed cell foam adds to the buoyancy, giving a weight of 22 lbs (10Kg) in the water which is a realistic weight of a body in the water. They are supplied complete with Wellington boots and protective coveralls which greatly protect the manikin and are user-replaceable if damaged. One of the unique features of this manikin is that it is Sonar-Compatible. Unlike water filled molded plastic manikins, the Ruth Lee manikin has mass and is capable of being seen on sonar. Examine the sonar images and you will see our Dive Rescue / Recovery manikin laying on its side.
TechNOTE - Ruth Lee Training Manikin Coveralls
Ruth Lee is the only manikin manufacturer that provides clothing with their products. All Ruth Lee Rescue Training Manikins include coveralls. Manikins 44 lbs and up also include lug sole boots. None is found on Bullex products; and Simulaids only adds thin gym shorts. While the strength reinforced coveralls protect the manikin, they are not deemed “Wear Proof”. Their specific design is to provide a replaceable, washable layer that helps protect the manikin. The coveralls are designed to wear and must be replaced so that the manikin carcass is protected. Use of the manikins should mimic that of dragging a similarly dressed victim. The wear resistance of the coveralls should be considered to be on par with clothing normally worn by the victims. The included coveralls protect the manikin when used during rescue training. The coveralls are not designed to endure the rigors of firefighter drags or physical agility training. The coveralls and boots should be seen as disposable items and should be replaced when showing signs of wear or damage in order to protect the main body of the manikin. Additional clothing is suggested for use in these activities (Even the Combat Challenge dresses their manikins in turnout Gear for this competition). Treat the coveralls as clothing. They are NOT wear proof. Protect your investment.