First Responders in Dunblane : Trossachs Search & Rescue Featured

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The First Responder Service in Dunblane his now being provided by Trossachs Search & Rescue (TSAR)

Since October 2018, TSAR has been providing a First Responder Service in Dunblane from within their existing team of 20+ First Responders.

A new team of First Responders is now being established in Dunblane under the auspices of the Scottish Ambulance Service and Trossachs Search & Rescue (TSAR). It is hoped that the new team will be fully trained and operational early in 2020.

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What are First Responders? First responders attend emergency calls prior to the arrival of an emergency ambulance in order to provide lifesaving treatment, stabilise patients and promote recovery. They receive training from the Scottish Ambulance Service that qualifies them to respond to a variety of life threatening conditions. On duty personnel are dispatched by the Ambulance Control Centres after an emergency ambulance has first been directed to attend.

What happened to Dunblane First Responders (DFR) DFR provided a valuable service in Dunblane for nearly a decade. The group is no longer in a position to provide a First Responder service in the town.

Who are Trossachs Search & Rescue For the last ten years TSAR has provided a First Responder service in Stirling’s rural areas including Doune and Callander. Read more at In October 2018, the group was invited by Dunblane Community Council to expand their area of operation to include Dunblane.

Defibrillators TSAR will maintain the existing network of defibrillators in the Town. They also have an App showing the location of defibrillators.

Heartstart Training TSAR will continue to provide Heartstart training in the Town so that as many people as possible are confident in doing CPR and using a defibrillator.

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