The Rescue Card is internationally recognized. With it, the German automobile club ADAC and the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) have developed an important tool which facilitates the rescue of accident victims from vehicles. It contains vehicle-specific diagrams with all the information relevant for rescue crews: the model, model series and year of manufacture, special features of the body and design details, the locations of the airbags and the battery, plus specific information on the alternative drive systems.
Reliable safety and protection systems are doubtless some of the most important items of equipment in modern vehicles. However, in an emergency, they can pose a great challenge to rescue crews. If any occupants are trapped in the vehicle after an accident, the rescue crew must first ascertain: Where can rescue shears and spreaders be used? Where are there any undeployed airbags, fuel tanks or electrical lines which could endanger the rescuers or the occupants? The Rescue Card provides this information, thus saving valuable time and lives during the rescue work.