The International Commission of Alpine Rescue (ICAR) counts 98 members and 37 countries, whose aim is to define the administrative structure and coordinate research programs in the field of mountain rescuing, and also to harmonize rescue equipment standards.
Four commissions contribute to developing exchanges within this remarkably useful organization. They are respectively assigned to the four mountain rescue domains: land, air, avalanche and the medical field.
Since 2016 La Chamoniarde has been invited by the French ICAR division to participate in the discussions. The 2018 ICAR Congress will take place in Chamonix. The same year La Chamoniarde will celebrate its 70th anniversary, and 60 years of public emergencies in France!