When the ambulance stations Saanenland and Obersimmental were merged, Spital STS AG decided to station their vehicles in Saanenmöser, which allows a fast response in both directions. This is something they attempt to keep.
Saanenmöser proved to be a good location for the ambulance, a decision that will not be questioned. Still, there is a need for a new station. The train barrier in the village of Saanenmöser is the main reason. Having to cross the tracks every time the ambulance answers a call of duty can result in sensitive delays in cases when every second counts.
However, there are other reasons that speak for a new location as well. Once the ambulances will be replaced, which may be in a couple of years, the new vehicles will be considerably larger. Additional material that has been acquired over the years poses a further challenge to the space available.
Beat Baumgartner, director of EMS at Spital STS AG, emphasises that they are looking for a solution in Saanenmöser. One option is a new building on the premises of the social services, which is being evaluated by the municipal administration now and open for public participation.