Challenge / Goal
In Basel-Stadt, it takes an average of 10 minutes for paramedics to arrive at the scene of an incident. With trained lay helpers, so-called first responders, this critical time window can be bridged. In the canton of Basel-Stadt, first responders are called out directly via the medical emergency center 144 as a first response element in the event of cardiovascular arrest. The alarm is triggered via an app (Android and iOS). The emergency center triggers the alarm - registered users receive an alarm via this app. First responders who acknowledge the alarm and are within the deployment radius defined by the system (usually three first responders) receive the deployment details in the app and proceed to the scene. In the app, you can set whether you want to be alerted only in Basel-Stadt or also for missions in Baselland.
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Department of Health, Medical Services
Residents with cardiovascular arrest