Aachen Institute for Rescue Management &Public Safety (ARS)

Welcome to the website of the Aachen Institute for Rescue Management &Public Safety (ARS) for the promotion of innovation, research, and quality in emergency medical care.

The ARS is a joint institution of the City of Aachen and the University Hospital RWTH Aachen. The institute aims to consolidate pre-hospital emergency medical care and medical hazard prevention within the framework of strategic, user-oriented as well as scientific cooperation.

The basis for the cooperation is the technical and administrative expertise of the two institutions: The University Hospital RWTH Aachen plays a central role in the medical supply of the Aachen region as a hospital for maximum  care  and performs extensive activities in research, teaching, and patient treatment. It also strives for high standards in the fields of pre-hospital care in the rescue and emergency medical service, organised by the professional fire brigade of the city of Aachen, as well as the area of inter-hospital transport. The telemedical emergency medical service (EMS) system was the first research idea to be transferred into regular care.

You can find details of our projects and ideas in the following sections:

You can find further information about our work on this website.

If you are interested in our topics and ideas, please feel free to contact us via our email address ARSukaachende.


With kind regards

Dr. Stefan Beckers MD, MME, FERC

for the ARS-Team