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BEING A MOUNTAIN RESCUER IS
NOT A JOB IT IS OUR PASSION
24/7, 365 DAYS A YEAR
A large team of volunteer mountain rescuers is present round the clock and on the scene where others have reached their limits.
More than 4,200 mountain rescuers
Approx. 2,000 emergencies annually
92 local units in Tirol
More than 60 search and rescue dogs in use
Always Ready for Action
ALERTING
In the event of an alert, the members leave their place of work and attempt so quickly as possible to arrive at the emergency location.
DURING A MISSION
A team is often confronted with difficult conditions. Many accidents occur during inclement weather and are often outside of hiking paths and ski slopes. Risk of falls result from stumbling and slipping, climbing during bad weather, falling into crevasses and the collapse of snow cornices. Even exhaustion or becoming suddenly ill are common reasons for the deployment of mountain rescuers. The trained team of the Mountain Rescue Tirol attempt at the best of their ability and in difficult situations to rescue at locations where helicopters and ambulances cannot be utilized.
MEDICINE
Our alpine medics who have been trained in the most modern medical standards take over upon arrival at the patient. Upon preparation for evacuation in a mountain stretcher or Akja, the alpine medics do their best to treat injuries and to protect the patient from hypothermia.
AVALANCHES
The most intensive rescue missions in winter are avalanche accidents. Normally multiple helicopters are deployed which transport mountain rescuers and equipment to the avalanche site. Upon arrival at the site, the Mountain Rescue Tirol utilizes its own developed search method known as the ``systematic search for avalanche victims"" which incorporates all current search techniques into one efficient system.
IDEALISM
Not to be overlooked is the motivation and idealism of the mountain rescuers. They finance for the most part all personal equipment for rescue missions out their own pockets. In order to keep abreast of and expand the current state of the art, members regularly participate in training courses and exercises.
  1. You are an avid mountain climber – in summer as well in winter?
  2. You are interested in mountain rescue work and have sufficient time for missions and training?
  3. Teamwork and camaraderie is quite natural for you?
THEN JOIN OUR TEAM AND BECOME A MOUNTAIN RESCUER!
PDF Training guidelines
Criteria for candidate acceptance
Overview of local units
Enquire at your local unit
PDF Membership application
Official membership application
PDF Trip report
Trip report - Submitted at the candidate review (CR)
PDF Info CR
Procedure, Criteria, and Materials List for the (CR)
I really like doing this :-)
"Because I want to help and support fellow mountain climbers who have had an accident. As a mountaineer, I always wanted to do my part to support the rescuers whose work has always fascinated me". Patrick S.