International Hand Signals for Rescue

Download a PDF version of the Emergency Card

International ground to air hand signals to be used when communicating with a helicopter or other rescue resources.


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The following poster is produced by Parks Canada for the mountain parks but much of the information is applicable anywhere in Canada. Note: that phone numbers will change depending on location outside mountain parks.


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