In March 2014 the aided dispatch system ELS3 was taken into operation at the GARD in Hamburg (www.gard.org). The G.A.R.D. Ambulance and Rescue Service was founded in 1983; with more than 1.350 employees the company makes an important contribution to medical care for the people in the metropolitan Region Hamburg as well as at locations in Bremen, Niedersachsen, Nordrhein-Westfalen und Sachsen. In summer 2013 the G.A.R.D. Group merged with the world’s largest ambulance service company, the Danish Falck Group (www.falck.com). Falck is a company based in Scandinavia with operations in over 40 countries. The SSE equips the G.A.R.D. next ELS 3 also with web-based transport order as well as vehicle software for communication with the control center.