May 22, 2011

As seen on TV, wildland search and rescue around Genova

Two weeks ago the Genova fire brigade organized a search and rescue exercise in the wildlands around Torriglia (GE) at the heart of the Parco naturale dell'Antola.

Each year around 40 people get lost in the woods of our province while hiking. The fire brigade coordinates the search and rescue operations, performed by professionals and volunteers from many organizations.

We find 97% of the lost people. 86% of them are found alive, the others often die following the outcomes of a trauma (2005-2010 statistical data).

A Rai Uno national tv channel troupe was there with us and filmed our activities for several hours. A few minutes of the video are available here.

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