ILSE Rescue Commission

The ILSE Rescue Commission is dedicated to the introduction of new technology, and meth­odology so as to improve rescue ability and capability. Research and equipment testing is a core development activity.

You can contact the Rescue Commission via .


A primary objective of the Commission is to stan­dardize all types of rescue signs and equipment within Europe.

The Commission is working out a Beach Safety Signal System in co-operation with the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe FEEE/Blue Flag Campaign.


Chairman: Ortwin Kreft (Germany)
Vice Chairman: Mikael Olausson (Sweden)
Secretary: Breda Collins (Ireland)


  • Gerald Innerwinkler (Austria)
  • Teodora Tomova (Bulgaria)
  • Martin Hoogslag (Netherlands)
  • Torill Hindmarch (Norway)
  • Sendi Zolt (Serbia)
  • Ueli Bärtschi (Switzerland)
  • Martin Symcox (United Kingdom)
  • Giuseppe Andreana (Italy)

Co-opted member:

  • Ilpo Johannson (Finland)