Community First Responders are members of the public who volunteer to help their community by responding to medical emergencies while an 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.
Mark also learned more about the Public Access Defibrilators which can be seen located in many communities. The Scottish Ambulance Service are keen to ensure that all Public Access Defibrilators are registered so that people can be advised of their location when they dial 999.
Mark is photographed below with Ricky Laird, Community Resilience Team Leader, Craig Hunter, National Community Resilience Manager and Donald Montgomery, Community Resilience Facilitation.
If you are interested in becoming a Community First Responder, or in establishing a scheme in your local community, you can find out more on the Scottish Ambulance Service’s website: http://www.scottishambulance.com/YourComm…/volunteering.aspx