REQUESTING MEDICAL EVACUATION
Prepare and transmit a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) request.
Given information on simulated casualty or casualties, MEDEVAC request guide, a
pencil or other writing instrument, paper, and a simulated transmitting device.
Transmission includes all needed information in the proper sequence.
Correct brevity code items are used.
Correct radio-telephone procedures (pronunciation, beginning, ending, and so forth) are
Score a GO on the performance checklist.
FM 8-10-6, Medical Evacuation in a Theater of Operations.
Medical evacuation is the timely and efficient movement and en route care by
medical personnel (combat medics) of the wounded, injured, or ill persons from the
battlefield and other locations to medical treatment facilities (MTF). Medical evacuation
begins when medical personnel receive the injured or ill soldier. Although the combat
lifesaver is not a medical person, he may be the person who initiates the medical
evacuation by requesting that a casualty be evacuated by ground ambulance or air
Medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) is different from casualty evacuation
(CASEVAC). In CASEVAC, non-medical vehicles (trucks used to haul
supplies, vehicles used to transport troops, and so forth) are used to evacuate
casualties. In MEDEVAC, medical vehicles (ground ambulances) and
medical helicopters (air ambulances) are used. Ground and air ambulances
have medical personnel aboard to provide care to the casualties.