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A mountain rescue base for a team providing search and rescue services in mountainous environments. Edit or translate this description.
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A Mountain rescue station 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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  • emergency=first_aid_kit A first aid kit is a collection of supplies and equipment that is used to give medical treatment.
  • emergency=rescue_box A rescue box is placed in the mountain/wilderness area and contains a stretcher and first-aid material such as splints and bandages.