Lochgoilhead & Carrick First Responders
A Community First Responder is a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way. Community First Responders are trained in a wide range of emergency skills, and use specialised equipment such as automatic external defibrillators and oxygen therapy. They are then able to provide early intervention in situations such as a heart or asthma attack before the professional ambulance crew arrives. This improves patient survival and recovery. Training is carried out by with the Scottish Ambulance Service and any First Responder call out is in conjunction with the Scottish Ambulance Service..
- This service is not instead of the ambulance service
- When you dial 999 and request an ambulance for a medical emergency, the ambulance service will contact a Community First Responder if one is available
- A Community First Responder can be called out when one is available in the community. Our first priority is to cover when the GP surgery is closed but in the long term we would hope to cover 24 hours a day 7 days a week
- The first responder is there to provide support until the ambulance arrives in the event a Dr. is not available.
- We are looking for volunteers from Lochgoilhead and Carrick Castle who are willing to undergo training and are able to allocate some time to join a rota for cover
- Training is given by the Scottish Ambulance Service.
6 Viewfield Terrace