There are two Mountain Rescue Service stations in the municipality. One of them is located in Pec pod Sněžkou below the Javor ski slope, the other (with seasonal operation, in winter only) under the Portášky ski slope in Velká Úpa.

SOS phone numbers KRKONOŠE:
+420 602 448 338 or 155 or 112 (in case of Polish signal)

Mountain Rescue Service station Pec pod Sněžkou No. 178

54221 Pec pod Sněžkou
Phone: +420 499 896 233
GSM: +420 602 448 444

Velká Úpa station (below the Portášky ski slope)

Winter season only
GSM: +420 607 120 045

The main tasks of the Mountain Rescue Service include

• to organise and carry out rescue and search actions in mountain terrain
• to provide first aid and secure transport of injured people
• to create conditions for safety of visitors of the mountains
• to secure the operation of rescue and reporting stations of the Mountain Rescue Service
• to install and maintain warning and information devices
• to cooperate with the publishing and distribution of preventive-security materials
• to inform the public about weather and snow conditions in the mountains and about the Mountain Rescue Service's measures taken to secure safety in the mountains
• to cooperate with the public administration, nature and environment protection bodies and other authorities and organisations
• to monitor the injury rate, analyse the causes of injuries in the mountains and propose and recommend measures for its reduction
• to carry out patrol service on mountain ridges and ski slopes and emergency service at Mountain Rescue Service stations and houses
• to carry out avalanche observations
• to prepare and train its members and candidates
• to cooperate with other rescue organisations both in the Czech Republic and abroad