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KATRETTER – Everybody can help!

In order to save lives, offering first aid immediately is more than essential. Depending on the individual skills and special knowledge, in a wide range of emergency or crisis situations, everybody can make a contribution by providing help. In Berlin alone, this is the case about 3.600 times every year.

Starting from mid-2018, the KATRETTER system will support the local fire departments in case of emergency or crisis situations, by addressing only the appropriate volunteers within a few seconds – via mobile, in a legally secure way and location-based.

From Mid-2018

The KATRETTER system can be used in a similar manner across every local rescue department and coordination center in Germany. In addition, the system is available and free of charge to everyone, who would like to engage as a volunteer by providing assistance to people in need.

Additional information on how to use KATRETTER in your local area will soon be supplemented.

Download brochure (in German only)

Service for Rescue Departments and Coordination Centers

KATRETTER is based on the results of a three-year research project of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in which, among others, the fire-brigades of Berlin and Fraunhofer FOKUS have played a significant role. The integration of data protection experts and controllers in accordance with the principle of 'privacy by design' provides a legally secure coordination and performance of alerting and disaster operations. Additionally, the efficient process of registration of volunteers ensures that the administrative expense is kept to a minimum.

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