Girvan and South Carrick First Responders

Current opportunities

Your Community Needs You! Help save lives in your community by volunteering to become a Community First Aider. Our Group gets asked to cover community events delivering first aid cover. We are also out and about delivering First Aid where required on Saturday nights in Ayr and Prestwick; covering first aid for all pubs and night clubs along side street pastors, Police Scotland and taxi marshals with CCTV cover and in radio contact with all. First aid training will be delivered by an outside trainer. This is a great volunteer experience; worthwhile and rewarding.

Your Community Needs You! Help save lives in your community by volunteering to become a Community First Responder. Our community first responders are volunteers who are trained by us to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life-threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives. Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment. They are usually based in rural communities where our crews have longer to travel to the patient. Full training is provided. Key areas of responsibility: To provide primary response to specific calls including those reported to be of a “life threatening nature”, as directed by the Ambulance Emergency Dispatch Centre (EMDC) Control. You will only be sent to calls that are in the area that you’re covering. • Participate in the provision of on-call cover, on a rota arrangement as agreed with the scheme/group co-ordinator or scheme/group lead. • Respond to calls in an efficient and safe manner as an individual or as part of pair. • Responsibility for the readiness, cleanliness and general maintenance of equipment within their charge • Report any untoward occurrences in conjunction with the scheme co-ordinator using SAS forms. • Attend training sessions and local scheme / group meetings and maintain skill base competencies as deemed appropriate to the role of a community first responder • Ensure consistency in compliance of procedures, observance with safe working practice and Ambulance Service “Community first responder” policy and objectives.