Otherwise known as ‘Dead Fred’ - used extensively by NATO forces, British and US Navies, 100% of UK Fire Services and all the sea rescue agencies including The RNLI and Coastguards - NATO stock number available
NATO STOCK NUMBER 6910-99-1519652 (Please specify Standard or British Navy specification).
It is vital that effective MOB drills are conducted frequently with regular crew members on all vessels - these manikins have proven to be a vital tool in achieving that.
The secret to the performance of this manikin is the balance between the weighting and the buoyancy - the tough Nylon mesh carcass allows the water to penetrate rapidly and after a few minutes, the legs will drop below the surface, resting at an angle of about 45 degrees with just the head and shoulders visible above the surface.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
This model can float horizontally or vertically to simulate a live person or dead body - it takes seconds to move the foam pieces in the overalls to achieve this. *Adult and Youth manikins only
A loop to the back allows the manikin to be lowered into position or hung up to dry.
Bright orange overalls and SOLAS reflective tape on the head make the manikins very conspicuous in open water.
Polypropylene strips allow flexibility in and out of the water but prevent the manikin from bending in half when using stretchers or recovery devices like a Jason's Cradle.
Now has a Polypropylene strip extending from the back up through the neck and into the head to add additional support to the neck
Protective overalls and boots are user-replaceable and greatly extend the life of the manikin
WHO USES THEM?
100% of the UK Fire Services
Emergency service professionals around the world - we regularly export to 26 countries with the USA, Australia and Germany being our biggest markets.
MOD – these are the only water rescue manikins specified by the British Ministry of Defence - NATO stock number 6910-99-1519652
New York Fire Dept
Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation - DFRMO
RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
Passenger ferries & shipping
Inland water rescue teams
United States Coastguard
NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)