Developed for avalanche rescue, the RECCO® Rescue System is used by more than 700 rescue organizations worldwide.
For several years now, the French National Ski Instructors Union has been working with RECCO® to equip the official instructors' uniforms with reflectors and provide a document called "the plan", a veritable avalanche safety handbook in small format so that any skier or snowboarder can have it close at hand.
The aim of this system is to find victims buried under an avalanche thanks to a technology that makes the search faster as it allows them to save a significant amount of time. Time is the buried person's worst enemy. The RECCO® reflector is permanently integrated into the outfits of the esf monitors and requires no batteries, no activation and works permanently.
RECCO® reflectors do not prevent the triggering of an avalanche, nor do they guarantee the location or survival of a lost or buried person, but they do enable rescue workers to quickly and accurately locate a person by using the RECCO® Sensor.