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Rega - The Swiss Air Rescue Service

Have you heard of Rega the Swiss Air Rescue Service?

This non-profit organization was founded in 1952 by Dr. Rudolf Bucher.

By offering medical services by helicopter, they are able to answer distress calls throughout Switzerland and in the Alps.

Though we have always appreciated the work they do and wrote about the organisation in our recent book, Fresh Air Kids - Hikes to Huts, we are even more aware of their work after my recent medical emergency.Whenever venturing into the Swiss mountains, please carry the Rega number with you - 1414. When abroad, their number is +41 333 333 333, which can be used if you are a patron of the organization.

And finally, to help support this fabulous organization, consider becoming a patron today.

The annual rate is very affordable and if a Rega rescue is required, the organization will dismiss those charges not covered by health insurance.

To learn more about Rega and their services, please visit their website at:

*Please know we are not affiliated with Rega, we are just grateful to know such services exist.

Luckily we have never had to use Rega, but it’s nice to know they are there should we ever need medicare advice or assistance.


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