Whether police officers, firefighters, ambulance service staff, rescuers or piste patrollers: they all regularly come in contact with Rega. In an emergency, they support the helicopter crew – for instance, by looking for a suitable landing site close to the patient and directing the helicopter to land. Rega organises training courses to ensure that its partners know what is important in this regard and to further improve the cooperation between the various emergency organisations. Patrick Sieber, who hails from Mels (Canton St. Gallen), is responsible for partner training at Rega. He and his team train paramedics, piste rescue services, police officers, firefighters and foresters in how to interact with a helicopter safely and how to communicate over the radio.