Felix Trading BV, the European distributor for Skedco products, organised the third European Skedco Dealer Day in Holland recently. Several representatives from Europe visited Holland for a day and a half of hands-on training. Bud and Catherine Calkin, owners of Skedco along with Andy Ma, came over to support this event. Over 15 nationalities were present for the event with the purpose of the training being to get acquainted with the products and network with other companies who are in same business. It’s always interesting to learn how each country handles their business and approaches the rescue market.
Skedco Inc. is a company based in Portland, Oregon USA selling rescue equipment all over the world and is well-known in the rescue business. The most famous products are the Sked® Stretcher and Oregon Spine Splint (OSS), the original and still the best solution for confined space, high angle or technical rescue. Felix Trading is the European distributor for Skedco products and located in the Netherlands.
During the event Skedco gave briefings on all new products such as the Bariatric Stretcher, and the Patient Simulator which can solve many of the problems that rescue trainers encounter with mannequins. The Patient Simulator is a bladder made of a very rugged material where the bladder is filled with water to simulate a patient’s weight. When empty it only weighs a few pounds and it can be folded for ease of storage.
The Sked®, Oregon Spine Splint, Tripod and TerrAdaptor, a new and versatile portable anchor system developed by Skedco and two other US companies was also demonstrated followed by a more interactive session with products such as the Haz-Mat/Hospital Sked and Half-Sked.
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