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|A mountain rescue base for a team providing search and rescue services in mountainous environments.|
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Astation is the base for a team providing search and rescue services in mountainous environments or general wilderness areas.
Typically it is a structure or other area set aside for storage of rescue vehicles, rescue gear such as stretchers, personal protective equipment, and some medical supplies. Most stations contain garage bays or a covered parking area, and rooms for the team on duty.
The teams are equipped to perform search and rescue on the ground, i.e. access the casualties with 4-wheel-drive vehicles, by walking, climbing and abseiling.
Please note that many teams may cooperate with helicopter services, which might be operated by other organisations, or the mountain rescue association itself.
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