In Case of an Emergency.
1. BE PREPARED
Be prepared for the best and the worst. Make a real plan for your adventure, considering all the possibilities that can lead to a longer period in the mountains or to an accident.
2. GET EQUIPPED
Before you leave, make sure you have the right equipment in case of something goes wrong. Emergency whistle and foil blanket or survival bag, head-lamp, and extra food.
3. SHARE YOUR PLAN
Don’t forget to share your plan with a family relative, friend, and even local authorities before you head off. Give them your phone number and contact in case of an emergency.
4. HAVE AN ACTION PLAN
In case of an accident, keep calm, know your location (GPS coordinates), the emergency number to contact, and how to make an emergency or distress signal.
1. KEEP CALM
– Assess safety conditions for the victim and the rescuer.
– Don’t put yourself at greater risk than the victim.
– Help the victim to stay calm (if conscious).
2. PRIMARY ASSESSMENT
3. SECONDARY ASSESSMENT
Make systematic observations and evaluations of the victim’s condition and gather as much information as possible to be provided to the rescue team.
4. WHERE? WHAT? WHO?
It is important to be able to answer these three questions. They will provide the necessary information for the rescuers to be prepared with the best plan.
5. CONTACT EMERGENCY SERVICES
Share all the information you can like: precise location with GPS coordinates, what happened, the number of victims, their ages, and sex.
6. WAITING FOR THE RESCUERS
While you wait for the rescuers, it is important to keep the victim calm, conscious (if possible), warm, and protected. Be aware of the surrounding conditions and keep safe.