The first mountain rescue service in Slovakia was established in 1874 in High Tatras, when the first course of mountain guides took place. It’s goal was to join the mountain guides into rescue activities.
In 1885 the first Statute of mountain guides written. In the § 12 said, that the mountain guides were obliged to give the first aid. Between years 1838 and 1949 the mountain guides and rescuers were under the organization called Club of Slovak tourists and skiers.
On October 10, 1950 the ministry of tourism established Mountain rescue service. There were several headquarters of Mountain rescue services in Low Tatras, Malá Fatra mountains and the Voluntary Mounain rescue service in Veľká Fatra mountains.
Since those times the Mountain rescue service underwent several changes and periods, tough, but also bright.
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