The founding of the Bergrettungsdienst Bruneck in the Alpenverein Südtirol in the early 1950s deals with many aspects – the main one is a training course of Wastl Mariner at the Berliner Hütte in the Zillertal/North Tyrol where many different salvage ways have been taught.

The mission statement „Same methods, same technique, same measures“ in the whole Alpine regions was to be refined in the decades to come. Regarding high mountain tours during the summer as well as assignments after winter avalanches, nowadays one cannot imagine emergency services without the Bergrettungsdienst.