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Welcome to the medicine and first aid service of the mountain rescue service in Upper Austria! Here you will find current information and useful downloads to support you in your work. If you have any questions or suggestions, or if you miss content, please contact us!

dr Huber Tobias
State doctor mountain rescue service Upper Austria

Training materials, documents and information

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Medical training in the mountain rescue service in Upper Austria:

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Parallel to the technical training courses, the prospective mountain rescuers go through a 4-day training course in extended first aid for general and special alpine medical emergencies relevant to mountain rescue services.

The medical requirements, but also the technical and tactical possibilities have almost exploded in recent yearsTactical Alpine Medicine (TAM)name, do justice.


thebasic trainingis divided into 2 courses: At the beginning of the mountain rescue training, the general first aid skills are refreshed in the 1-day refresher course (which is also open to mountain rescuers as a refresher course). This provides a first basis for the subsequent alpine courses.

After completing the technical training courses, the 3-day medical course represents the conclusion of the mountain rescue training. Here, the important first-aid measures are perfected and relevant alpine medicine topics are presented. The spectrum ranges from avalanche accidents to hanging trauma, treating hypothermia and frostbite to high-altitude and expedition medicine. On the last day of the course, what you have learned is put into practice in the field with realistic accident actors. Complex emergency situations are solved here together with the team of alpine instructors.

Medical training has been taught since 2018 on the basis of the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service’s Medicine Handbook, and from 2019 it will be supported by a mountain rescue moodle for e-learning.


The basic training also includes psychological first aid, which we attach great importance to. Comrades who are interested in the subject can deepen their knowledge in a one-day course and, subject to certain suitability criteria, can be trained to become peers. This training includes a further 2+2 course days, in which the basics ofStress management from stressful operations (SvE)mediated.


For aspiringmountain rescue doctorsoffer theTransalp coursesof the Bavarian mountain rescue service, which are organized in cooperation with the AVS mountain rescue service in South Tyrol and the Austrian mountain rescue service, offer another opportunity to expand one's own skills. The courses are currently free for the doctors of the mountain rescue service.

Here's to report by dr Wilfried Berkenhoff.

You can also find further information on other medical diplomas (e.g. the ÖÄK diploma in alpine and high-altitude medicine) here.

All medical events of the BRD Upper Austria are also DFP-accredited for doctors, some can also be credited for the ÖÄK diploma in alpine and high-altitude medicine.

Our team


dr Tobias Huber  FRGS

state doctor

Federal doctor deputy

Specialist in anesthesia and intensive care medicine

General Practitioner

Emergency doctor, flight rescue doctor, senior emergency doctor

Expert EUCP Disaster Management


dr Thomas Waibel   

State doctor deputy

General Practitioner

emergency doctor

PEER of the Upper Austrian mountain rescue service

Diploma in Alpine, Altitude and Expedition Medicine


Andrew Reisenauer

State Medical Officer

Central ordering of medical material BRD Upper Austria

WCC Paramedic on Duty. WCC Paramedic Training

former paramedic


Fabian Oemmer

State Health Officer Deputy

Emergency Paramedic WCC

Air ambulance paramedic ÖAMTC

Alpine instructor BRD Upper Austria

state-certified mountain and ski guide


Mountain Rescue Federal Medical Association:

German mountain rescue service:


ICAR MedCom:

Austria Society for Alpine and High Altitude Medicine:

German Society for Mountain and Expedition Medicine:


EURAC Trauma, Avalanche and Hypothermia Register:

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