Thursday, April 28, 2016

EpicTV: RECCO - Use all means to be found in an avalanche

Dale Atkins, expert at RECCO and former President of American Avalanche Association, explains why you should use both transceiver and RECCO reflector in case of an avalanche accident.

Developed for avalanche rescue, the two-part system consists of a RECCO detector used by organized rescue groups and RECCO reflectors that are integrated into outerwear, helmets, protection gear and boots from hundreds of top outdoor brands. The reflector is permanently attached, requires no training and no batteries to function. It is always "on" and ready.
RECCO reflectors do not prevent avalanches nor do they guarantee location or survival in the event of a burial, but they enable organized rescue teams to pinpoint the person’s precise location.

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