First Sljeme Rescue Race: Experience how it is to be a Croatian Mountain Rescue Service member
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Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) is organising the 1st Sljeme Rescue Race competition. Register your team and win valuable prizes
If you’ve ever wanted to be part of the HGSS team that searches for an injured person, medically cares for them and transports them to the ambulance team, now’s your chance.
For the first time in their 72 year-history, HGSS enables citizens to see the world through their eyes, at the first Sljeme Rescue Race competition on June 25 on Medvednica mountain in Zagreb.
Five teams of four people will take part in the competition, and all participants will receive interesting prizes.
Prior to the competition, the teams will undergo a short training on resuscitation and transport of an injured person, which will be held by doctors from the HGSS Rescue Medicine Commission.
Then each team will go in search of an injured person. Once they find them, they will have to “revive” them and carry them to the finish line on a stretcher.
The team that finishes the Sljeme Rescue Race first will win a very interesting prize. HGSS members also thought of the other participants, so all the teams will receive gifts that will come in handy in various situations.
“We invite all interested to register their teams no later than June 15. The only condition is that you are all of legal age, and send applications with the names and surnames of four members of your team to the e-mail address [email protected]. The competition itself will not be demanding, but the five fastest registered teams will have the opportunity to feel for one day how noble the call of a mountain rescuer is” the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service said.
Apart from adrenaline and fun, the first Sljeme Rescue Race competition is important because of the importance of educating as many citizens as possible about the method of resuscitation if they find themselves in such a situation.
“HGSS members are volunteers trained in first aid and trained in all mountain rescue techniques. With the first Sljeme Rescue Race competition, we want to educate all interested citizens about our vocation, show them the challenges facing our volunteers and teach them how they can save someone’s life,” is the message of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service.