Medical rescue from the air requires the utmost of diligence and professionalism. Values such as competence and solidarity, as well as concern for other people, are at the centre of everything we do. As a result, we pursue a very restrictive policy as far as partnerships and collaborations are concerned.
A partnership with Rega should bear a direct relation to our core competencies of rescue, medicine or aviation. In addition, we attach particular importance to the following aspects:
- promotion of altruistic values
- support of Switzerland as a business location
- cooperation models that foster and help preserve the popularity and public awareness of our organisation.
As we are financed by patronage contributions, we do not generally participate in sponsoring activities.
Promotion of sport for young people
Those taking part in official Jugend+Sport sport camps for children and young people are deemed to be Rega patrons for the duration of the event. This means that any rescue missions carried out on behalf of registered J+S participants will be handled financially in the same way as with regular patrons.
As a J+S coach or leader, you can register participants with Rega solely via the J+S website, SPORTdb, and ONLY before the event begin.
Within the framework of its "Rega – for you" youth programme, Rega supports activities published on the Pro Juventute Feriennet. For almost 40 years, Pro Juventute has been organising or supporting supervised holiday activities for children and young people. In order to further promote this idea, since 2010 Pro Juventute has given organisers the opportunity to offer numerous holiday passes all over Switzerland via its “Feriennet” booking platform. Participants who have booked a holiday pass activity and have registered with Rega are deemed to be Rega patrons for the duration of the activity. This means that any rescue missions performed on behalf of a person participating in a holiday pass activity will be handled financially in the same way as for regular Rega patrons.
First aid in schools
Rega and the Swiss Samaritan Federation have launched the programme, "Retten ist KLASSE – Erste Hilfe an Schulen". The programme, which is currently only available in German, is free of charge and is aimed both at teachers and at schoolchildren aged 12 and over. Its objective is to raise awareness among schoolchildren of the subject of first aid, to teach them basic first aid and to motivate them to take action. The programme comprises an eBook and three teaching units lasting around 45 minutes each.
Mammut - Clothing for the helicopter crews
Mammut is the official clothing supplier for the Rega helicopter crews and has worked closely with the Rega rescue teams to develop and manufacture their new working gear. In mountain rescue – just as in alpine sports – top performance in the most arduous of conditions is only possible thanks to top-quality clothing with optimal functionality.
For our patrons, the Rega Shop regularly offers attractive products from the Mammut range.
Verkehrshaus Luzern - Technical advances in air rescue
The Swiss Museum of Transport and Rega enjoy a long-standing partnership, which is continued in the new, interactive exhibition, "Medical Air Rescue". The exhibition, which covers an area of 300 square metres, focuses on the fascination with Rega. Experience at close quarters "Rega 8" taking off, guide a rescue helicopter in to land in the downwash simulator, and take a look around the Operations Centre, the heart of Rega.
The Museum of Transport and Rega look forward to your visit.
Zurich Airport - Insights into the world of aviation
Experience at close quarters the fascination of flying. Observation decks B and E at Zurich Airport provide exciting insights into airport activities and will keep visitors of all ages entertained. With a little luck, you might even see one of Rega’s three ambulance jets taking off or landing.
Oris - Aviation on the wrist
The Swiss watch manufacturer domiciled in Hölstein, Canton Basel-Landschaft specialises in the production of mechanical watches under the Oris brand and shares the values upheld by Rega. This, coupled with the firm’s over 80 years of experience in the manufacture of innovative pilot’s watches, has led to a cooperation between the two companies to create the Oris Altimeter Rega Limited Edition and, from January 2018, the Oris GMT Rega Limited Edition, which express the fascination of flying in an authentic way.
Both watches are based on inputs from Rega pilots and are dedicated to Rega in recognition of its services to air rescue in Switzerland
Swiss Red Cross (SRC)
The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) was founded in 1866 in Berne and is the national Red Cross society of Switzerland. The SRC comprises 24 cantonal associations along with four rescue organisations, two institutions and the SRC headquarters. Rega is a partner organisation of the SRC.