Switzerland 2018. Paramedics at work in Lugano

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Dino. Day scene for a medical emergency intervention. A senior woman suffering from a broken ankle has to be brought to hospital by ambulance. A paramedic helps the ambulance’s driver to get through the narrow streets. A sticker with the emergency phone number (144) to reach Ticino Soccorso. The man wears a blue uniforms and medical gloves. He works for the Croce Verde Lugano and is a volunteer specifically trained in emergency rescue. The Croce Verde Lugano is a private organization which ensure health safety by addressing different emergencies services and rescue services. Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity where an individual provides services for no financial or social gain to benefit another person, group or organization. Volunteering is also renowned for skill development and is often intended to promote goodness or to improve human quality of life. Medical gloves are made of different polymers including latex, nitrile rubber, polyvinyl chloride and neoprene. 28.01.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef