Trossachs Search and Rescue has membership of a number of multi-agency working groups.
One of these is the Voluntary Sector Functional Group within the West of Scotland Regional Resilience Partnership. It comprises around 30 organisations inc Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Scottish Government Resilience, Glasgow the Caring City, Glasgow Humane Society, Strathclyde 4x4 Response, St Andrews First Aid, British Red Cross, Community Resilience Volunteer Service, North Carrick Community Resilience Team, Cumbrae Support Team, Isle of Bute Community Resilience Team, Garelochhead and Rosneath Peninsula CFRs, Largs Community Resilience Team, Largs CFRs, North Arran CFRs, Open Water Rescue, the Salvation Army, RNLI, Glasgow and Clyde RAYNET and several local authorities.
Indeed, our team secretary - Stuart Ballantyne is the Chair of that important group
During this pandemic, the group's member organisations are working closely together supporting those needing shielded in terms of deliveries of medical and food supplies, as well as bolstering the work of the local authorities and emergency services.
A control room operated by RAYNET co-ordinates the activitoes each day, passing across request for help to member organisations. Sometimes 2, 3 or 4 member teams can be involved in transporting deliveries to where they are needed. Daily logs are made available to all member orgs and the emergency services.
In order to improve communications, a joint radio network went live yesterday.
Powered by BroadNet Communications we're very grateful to Scottish Government Resilience Div for funding and Calmac Ferries for logistical support in getting radios to the islands of Bute and Cumbrae.
Also to RAYNET for programming the radios and ScotsERVS for providing a vehicle to deliver others.
At present each team will have one radio to enable comms across the groups, with groups seeking funding to provide additional sets
So, we'll be seeking funding to purchase 6 more radios for our team.
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
January and February 2019 update
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