A Community First Responder is a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies ehile the ambulance is ob its way.

If you wanted to become a Community First Responder you would be trained in a wide range of emergency skills, and use specialised equipment such as automatic external defibrillators and oxygen therapy. You would then be able to provide an early intervention in situations such as heart or asthma attack before the professional ambulance crew arrives. This improves patient survival and recovery.

To find out more you are welcom to attend an informal meeting at 7:30 pm on 6th March at Littlewood, Carrick Castle. Tel 0130 703733 (Jean Shephard)

Jeremy Game, the local co-ordinator, will be at the meeting to explan the role of first responders and to answer any questions.

If you are unable to attend, but are interested to find out more, please contact Jeremy:-

jemgame1@aol.com | Tel: 01301 703510 | Mobile 07876 794937

Or visit the website:- http://www.scottishambulance.com/YourCommunity/responders.aspx