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Emergency rescue assurance

In the case of life-threatening injured or ill persons and persons who are likely to suffer serious damage to their health if they do not receive immediate medical care, emergency rescue includes carrying out the necessary medical measures on the scene, making these persons fit for transport and, if necessary, placing them under professional care with rescue equipment equipped for further care. treatment facility.

Emergency rescue is mainly provided by the ground-based rescue service and supplemented by the country's air ambulance.

Ensuring that the population is supplied with emergency rescue services in line with their needs is the responsibility of the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies:

  • to the district and region of Hanover, the independent cities and the cities of Cuxhaven, Göttingen, Hamelin and the city of Hildesheim (ground-based emergency rescue)
  • at the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport (air rescue).


  • Existence of the factual emergency rescue requirements

Which documents are required?

Documents may be required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

The providers of the rescue service charge fees for the various services.

Processing duration

  • Immediate completion after call required in the control center

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Professionally released on



The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)