The two-part, wrap-around design provides horizontal flexibility for easy application and vertical rigidity for maximum support of the spine, neck, and head during extrication. The Model 125 K.E.D. also adapts to a hip and pelvic splint by simple inversion. The Model 125 K.E.D. can be used for multiple patient sizes, including children and pregnant women. X-rays or advanced life support procedures can be performed with the Model 125 K.E.D. in place, as adjustable, fold-back sides permit easy access to the patient’s chest. Color-coded sewn-in securing straps and snaplock buckles help quickly secure patients, and built-in handles enable rescuers to get a firm grip on the patient and the Model 125 K.E.D. as one unit. The K.E.D. does not interfere with the application of anti-shock trousers.