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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Rescue services


  • How can I become an avalanche dog handler?
    The training and deployment of avalanche dog teams is the responsibility of Swiss Alpine Rescue (SAR). Various requirements need to be fulfilled, such as age, the skills and capabilities of both handler and dog, current demand and availability. For further information, please consult the SAR website.

    Swiss Alpine Rescue


  • What activities does Rega carry out in the field of avalanche prevention?
    Rega sees itself as primarily being confronted with the topic of avalanches within the scope of its actual rescue work rather than in the area of prevention.

    On the other hand, the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF in Davos has compiled a very useful dossier on this subject.

    The Beratungsstelle für Unfallverhütung bfu (Swiss Advisory Office for Accident Prevention) also examines this subject in some detail:


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