January and February 2019 update

6th March 2019

In January and February we delivered 13 Heartstart or CPR+AED classes in local communities, training 198 in emergency life support skills. Classes were delivered at Callander, Fintry, Kinlochard, Buchlyvie, Balfron, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, Dunblane and Strathyre.


In March we have delivered 2 classes already at Bridge of Allan and St Ninians, with one this evening in Strathyre for the Resilience Team and one tomorrow afternoon at Dunblane New Golf Club. Another 6 classes are booked in March.
We are now taking bookings for May and June - email Heartstart@trossachs-sar.com


We deliver these for FREE but could not do so without the support of Arnold Clark and Fraser C. Robb.


We're grateful to Stirling Council who provided a grant enabling us to purchase 7 new resuscitation manikins and 2 choking vests.


Our members have been conducting checks and deep cleans of local public access defibrillators ahead of the forthcoming school holiday fortnight. On Saturday alone, 7 first responder crews checked 26 defibrillators from Tyndrum to Dunblane to Strathblane.


Each unit is checked each month, cleaned and pads due for expiry replaced. Monthly checks are vital, for example, although we have our 24/7 phone number on defibs and cabinets, sometimes people use them - which is fantastic, but don't let us know.

So, on Saturday, one crew came across a defibrillator that had been taken from its cabinet for use and the pads packet opened and pack containing scissors etc opened. All had just been placed back in the cabinet. In such cases we leave a spare defib whilst awaiting new pads.

On Monday, another crew returned and fitted new pads. We welcome anyone taking these defibrillators for use - that is what they are there for.


We've attended meetings of Water Safety Scotland, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Flood Group and the City of Glasgow Water Safety Group already this year.

We are keen to work with the other member organisations such as the RLSS, RNLI and emergency services to reduce drowning tragedies.


We ran a throwline course for staff at the Forest Lodge Aberfoyle - a vital skill to practise should someone fall into the lochan there.

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