During combat, the combat lifesaver will need to be resupplied rapidly as his supplies
can be quickly depleted. The combat lifesaver can obtain additional supplies from
combat medics, from battalion aid stations or other nearby medical treatment facilities,
and from ambulances evacuating casualties.
COMBAT LIFESAVER TASKS
The primary tasks for which a combat lifesaver is responsible are listed in the subcourse
Table of Contents. The tasks covered in lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9 are based upon
buddy-aid tasks given in Soldier Training Publication 21-1-SMCT, Soldier's Manual of
Common Tasks: Skill Level 1, and FM 21-11, First Aid for Soldiers. The tasks taught in
Lessons 6, 7, and 8 are modifications of the tasks taught to combat medics.