It is critical to communicate to the emegency operatos the following informations:
1. From where you call (specifying to the operator that you’re in Mountain paths or in caves).
2. The phone number from where you’re calling; the phone must never be abandoned (in case the call is interrupted it’s important to leave the telephone line free in order to allow the Operations Center to recall ).
3. The exact locations where is the area from where you’re calling (Town, Province or at least a search refence point detectable from the map).
4. Your position. in case you have an altimeter (properly calibrated) or a GPS;
5. Indications on what you can see from above (slope, forest, top, shelter, etc.).
6. What happened;
7. When it happened;
8. How many people are involved in the accident;
9. Your name (basic);
10. The appearing conditions of the person/persons involved: difficulty breathing, consciousness, bleeding, visible trauma, etc;
11. The exact position of the injured (whether sitting, lying on his back though, if lying prone, if hung, etc).
It’s indispensable to respond comprehensively to the questions made by the operator starting the rescue operation and collecting basic data for the optimization of the intervention itself.
AS THE INTERVENTION IN MOUNTAIN CAN BE MADE WITH OR WITHOUT A HELICOPTER, IT’ S IMPORTANT TO INFORM THE OPERATOR ABOUT:
• Time spent walking from the vehicle to the place of the event;
• Weather conditions on site;
• Ground Conditions;
• Wind Presence;
• Visibility on the spot;
• Presence in the event of wire cantilever, cable cars, power lines etc.