IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

A victim has the best chance of being rescued if the largest possible number of companions in a given group have not been buried and work efficiently as a team to search and rescue their companion.

In the event of an accident, the most important considerations are to: STAY CALM, BE OBSERVEANT, and RAISE THE ALARM.

 

  1. 1. Stay calm & Assess the situation:
    Are there any other risks?
    How many victims?
    Determine the primary search area!
  2. 2. Call emergency services: 
    depending on the situation (yes/no/immediately/later)
  3. 3. Burial search
    Signal search (EYE + ear, beacon)
    Coarse search (starting with first signal)
    Fine search (closer than 5 m on the surface)
    Pinpointing (systematic probing)
  4. 4. Systematic digging
  5. 5. First Aid
  6. 6. Rescue

 

ALPINE EMERGENCY SIGNAL

 

ALPINE EMERGENCY CALL

In case of an emergency have the following information at hand:

  • WHERE did it happen?
  • WHAT happened?
  • HOW is the weather?

 

It is not possible to make an emergency call without net coverage:

  • Change your position
  • Switch your mobile phone off and on
  • Instead of the PIN dial 112. This number dials in every other available net (if available).

 

In case of an emergency have the following information at hand:
WHERE did it happen? WHAT happened? HOW is the weather?

Euro-emergency call (Access in every available net!) 112
Austria 140
South Tyrol, Italy 118
Switzerland 1414
Wallis 144
France 15
Germany 112