Responding to Emergencies (click on the bold text to go direct to the named pages)
We carry out partnership work with the Scottish Ambulance service and the GoodSAM medical dispatching app to provide care in life threatening emergencies until the ambulance arrives.
Each volunteer responder is equipped with lifesaving equipment including an AED; an Automated External Defibrillator which is also known as a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD). They are despatched by the Scottish Ambulance Service control to life threatening emergencies (category A calls)
The Community First Responders arrive on scene first and can deliver lifesaving treatment before the arrival of the ambulance. They form a vital link in the Chain of Survival which is well proven to dramatically increase a casualty's chances of survival from heart attack and cardiac arrest in particular