The current situation: No protection for babies during an emergency

Inadequate rescue options

Imagine that a hospital is on fire. The smoke generated by the fire can quickly become life-threatening. Adults become unconscious after taking five to seven breaths. Another two or three breaths and they die. For this reason medical personnel are given training on what to do in an emergency. Breathing apparatus and smoke hoods can be used to protect adults and children from the effects of smoke. But what about babies? Ironically, no protective equipment is available for the youngest and most defenceless of us in the event of a fire. Despite the fact that two or three breaths in a smoke-filled atmosphere are fatal for babies. Current rescue methods – for example transport in incubators which can weigh up to 160kg; carrying babies under firefighters’ jackets or unprotected evacuation via a turntable ladder – are all life-threatening for babies.

Every second counts

It is not only the smoke which is dangerous. Babies also react extremely sensitively to temperature fluctuations. When temperatures deviate by more than 4 degrees from the usual 23 degrees Celsius this can cause cardiovascular problems and, in extreme case, death. Fires and temperature fluctuations are not the only dangers which babies face. They are also helpless if there is a gas leak, flooding, a pandemic or other comparable emergency situations. In every one of these cases every second counts, particularly when it comes to evacuating babies. So it is all the more important that medical professionals and rescue services have the required equipment and training. And this is exactly where we can help.

NeoRescue stands for

  • Rescue technology specifically for babies
  • Higher chance of survival in emergency situations
  • Simple handling for rescue services and medical personnel
  • Multiple uses
  • Long-lived safety equipment for every maternity ward
  • Competent advice and service

How we can help

Lifebox double von NeoRescue

Our unique emergency rescue box

Simple, quick and safe. Our Lifeboxes allow you to rescue babies during emergencies.

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Personal, competent and experienced. We can advise you on evacuation- and safety-related issues.

What the experts say

«Since we don’t have to unharness the infants to transport them with the ‘Lifebox’, we save a lot of time in an emergency. That can make all the difference in the end.»

Céline Gautier, Ward Manager Neonatology Kantonsspital Aarau

«Medical monitoring equipment can also be transported in the ‘Lifebox’, ensuring children’s medical safety during an evacuation. It also allows us to make a detailed evaluation of the babies’ condition throughout the evacuation after the fact. This ist curcial for their subsequent care.»

Prof. Dr. Henrik Köhler, Senior Consultant and Director of the Children's and Adolescents' Clinic, Aarau Cantonal Hostpital

«The ‘Lifebox’ is an excellent, cost-effective and medically advisable solution for the evacuation of premature and new-born babies.»

KD Dr. med. Philipp Meyer, Senior Neonatology Consultant, Aarau Cantonal Hospital

«We don’t have to consider whether we need a Lifebox, but haw many we need. Until now we weren’t aware of the challenges rescuing babies from a fire present. Now we do an we have been given a solution to this problem. If we don0t take action now, we can start thinking about who we sould like to sahre a prison cell with if there should be an emergency an we are unprepared.»

Dr. Michael Foramitti, Senior Physician Wiener Neustadt Regional Clinic

«We tested the ‘Lifebox’ during a practice drill. Although the participants were not medical professionals the had no problems using the ‘Lifebox’. From our point of view this is a unique product that we would certainly use in any emergency. The additional service offerings provided by NeoRescue GmbH round off the ‘Rescuing babies and toddlers’ concept.»

Andreas Fahrni, Commanding Officer, Frick Fire Brigade / Firefighting Instructor

«In an emergency the NeoRescue Lifebox is a safe, quick solution. No specialist medical knowledge ist required, so anyone can use the Lifebox to rescue a baby or toddler’s life.»

David Bürge, Commanding Officer, Aarau Fire Brigade

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