The IER Network

The IER Network

The iER service is a fairly new, yet exciting concept in South Africa. Many people have shown interest in the network, as iER is South Africa’s only dedicated emergency response and disaster management network. What exactly does that mean? Well, the network is comprised of a database of 1000’s of rescue and security personnel ready […]

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Facts about choking, and what to do

Facts about choking, and what to do

Each year, thousands of people all around the world die from asphyxia as a result of choking. This number is mostly made up of the elderly and unfortunate choking incidents involving children. Of the 5 051 people who died from choking in 2015, some 2848 were older than 74 years of age, reports Injury Facts […]

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Unavoidable events which could lead to hospitalisation

Unavoidable events which could lead to hospitalisation

These days, pretty much anyone would agree that having some sort of medical insurance, hospital cover or emergency response plan is an absolute necessity. At some point, regardless of how cautious you are with your safety or health, an emergency will happen, and you will need immediate assistance; this assistance will more or less determine […]

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What you get as a member at iER

What you get as a member at iER

iER is the Emergency response app that has changed the general approach to safety. This proactive application is your 24/7 link to emergency services, and allows you peace of mind when you’re out and about, putting emergency assistance at your fingertips, as you are always connected to a response team via your cell phone. So […]

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Driving Safely

Driving Safely

The festive season is known to be a dangerous time to be on the road, seeing as it brings a rise in road accidents each year. Earlier this month we posted some tips on how to stay safe on the roads this festive season. Don’t drink and drive, alcohol hinders your judgement and slows down […]

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A day in IER call centre

A day in IER call centre

Working in an emergency response centre can be very challenging, you are responsible for making ‘on the spot’ decisions that could permanently impact the life of another human being. One of our team members, iER Manager Monique Delport; has answered a few of our ‘most asked questions’, to give you a glimpse into her daily […]

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When is an allergic reaction an emergency?

When is an allergic reaction an emergency?

Certain allergies don’t necessarily warrant a full on emergency, no matter how inconvenient and uncomfortable the side effects may be to the patient. Swelling, a rash, or uncontrollable sneezing are mild reactions to allergies, and can usually be resolved with home remedies, or  medication. But, what happens when an allergy moves from mild irritation to […]

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What does IER do for me?

What does IER do for me?

In a country with an ever increasing crime rate, one tends to feel the need to up security around your home and loved ones. Newspapers are fully loaded with crimes like murder, theft, robbery and hijacking – making it quite understandable that people are feeling more and more uneasy about being out and about in […]

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Festive season security tips at home

Festive season security tips at home

The festive season is here, and with it comes many positive things. Family is in town, people are on annual leave from work, and children are on a break from school. But unfortunately, within the joy, is the ugly truth that the festive season is notorious for the high crime rate. Our homes are targeted […]

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