|Anyone can become an iHELP rescuer! A rescuer is anyone with the desire to help others. You must be willing to help save lives at any time voluntarily and pro bono. A rescuer is a person with solid theoretical and practical knowledge of first aid. You must not have been convicted of a criminal offence. You must over 18 to become a rescuer.
Heart-to-Heart: The iHELP hero ethical code
iHELP care network goals:
- iHELP rescuers are willing and able to help people in cases of cardiac arrest and other severe accidents with life-threatening consequences at any time and any place.
- iHELP rescuers always operate in compliance with moral and ethical standards, and the laws of the country in which the professional assistance is carried out.
- iHELP rescuers conduct lifesaving operations in a humane and professional manner. iHELP rescuers are ready and willing to undergo additional professional training and education.
- iHELP rescuers are role models in their community and ambassadors for the network. Their behaviour and high ethical standards are emulated by others.
- Co-operation among iHELP rescuers is based upon friendship, teamwork and mutual trust.
- Reduce average arrival time from rescue units to the place of emergency
- Change people's attitude towards providing emergency first aid
- Increase sensitivity and empathy to help families and other people in need
- Improve general knowledge and skills of First Aid
- Raise public awareness of cardiovascular diseases
- Improve visibility and availability of AEDs