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.
Joint Radio Network Launched
A busy January
A busy 2019 for Trossachs SAR
New team Headquarters
Pilot project in support of TEC
A busy August and September!
First 6 months of 2019
Another team member gets married
Arnold Clark provide Trossachs SAR with a Renault KADJAR
P7 Emergency Services Day at Balfron High School
Trossachs SAR are now on Instagram - give us a follow!
Trossachs SAR attend the opening of the salmon season on the River Teith at Callander
Heartstart classes delivered in January 2019
Trossachs SAR deliver CPR training at Glasgow mosque
Taz voted as winner in recent photo competition
Scottish Ambulance Service Awards 2018
Heartstart November 2018
Scottish First Aid Awards 2018
Scottish Health Awards 2018
Community Responder Award - UK Heart Safe Awards 2018
Provost's Awards 2018
20 Years of Trossachs SAR!
Death of Retired USAR Dog Mitch
Community Responder Award Nomination - UK HeartSafe Awards
Another Busy Week!
William Charles Barrington MBE
Nikola's 3 Lochs Challenge!
Severe Weather Response
The Kennel Club Friends for Life
Vote for USAR dog Taz
Trossachs SAR collect a new Toyota Hilux from Arnold Clark!
UK Heart Safe Awards 2017
Team Training - Saturday 5 August 2017
Trainee USAR dog Tara
Award Nominations for Trossachs SAR
Helimed 76 Visit
A marathon to save lives!
Stuart and Elaine's Outer Hebrides Cycle
H.M. Passport Office, Glasgow Donation
CPR and AED awareness for staff at Glengoyne Distillery
St Andrews First Aid Youth Conference 2017
Mains Farm Wigwams - Sea King Visit
Glengoyne Distillery - At the Heart of the Community
7 public access defibs
Mitch in the Movie