LINES 6 THROUGH 9 OF THE MEDICAL EVACUATION REQUEST
The following information is transmitted with the information given in paragraph
8-5 if possible, but can be transmitted to the ambulance personnel after they have begin
a. Line 6: Security of Pickup Site. In wartime operations, determine whether
proposed pickup site is secure. This information is normally obtained from your unit
leader based upon his evaluation of the situation. The information will help the unit
controlling evacuation to determine whether assistance (escort) is required to
accomplish the mission. The situation is categorized as one of the following:
No enemy troops in area.
Possibly enemy troops in area; approach with caution.
Enemy troops in area; approach with caution.
Enemy troops in area; armed escort required.
In peacetime, line 6 is not used for the security of the pickup site. Instead,
line 6 gives the number and type of wound, injury, or illness. For example,
two gunshot wounds and one compound fracture.
b. Line 7: Method of Marking Pickup Site. Determine how the pickup site is
to be marked for identification. This information is usually used when the evacuation is
to be by air ambulance. The method is usually determined by your unit leader based
upon the military situation and the materials available. Common methods of marking
the pickup site are:
Strips of fabric or parachute.
Tree branches, pieces of wood, or stones placed together.
Signal lamp, flashlight, or vehicle lights.