Inauguration of the CERN emergency response centre

On 20 May, a CERN emergency response centre will be officially inaugurated at 11.30 a.m. in the presence of representatives of the French and Swiss authorities.

The centre is the result of a collaboration established under the auspices of the Swiss federal and Geneva cantonal authorities and aims to improve safety on the CERN sites and in the western part of the Canton of Geneva. Every day, around 9000 people are present on the CERN site.

The new mobile emergency and resuscitation unit (SMUR) has been operational since Monday, 4 May. It is managed and staffed by HUG and comprises an emergency doctor and an ambulance driver, as well as an emergency vehicle. This SMUR team can be called out via the 144 emergency number in Switzerland. In the event of an emergency on one of the CERN sites or in the western part of the Canton of Geneva, HUG can now provide a much faster medical response.

Journalists wishing to attend the inauguration of the Rive Droite emergency response centre are invited to apply for accreditation from the CERN Press Office by 18 May.

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20 May 2015, 11.30 - 13.00



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