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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Lugano. Night scene for a medical emergency intervention. A man lying down on an emergency medical stretcher is being transported by ambulance. Paramedics team need to bring urgently a man with drug abuse to the hospital. Four paramedics wear blue uniforms and work for the Croce Verde Lugano. Both men and the woman (L) are professional certified nurses, the other man (R) 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. 20.01.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef