On 9th September we launched a pilot project in support of Clackmannan & Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership's TEC Service (formerly known as MECS).
Operating nightly from 5pm until 7.30am specially trained volunteers from our team make themselves available to support the official service by responding to falls by elderly TEC Service users in homes, as well as silent calls and welfare visits.
We have now taken 41 requests for support spread across virtually every rural Stirling community. Whilst some of these calls see us dealing with accidental activations, resolving other matters, falls without injury, the technology enabled service has proved its worth with us responding quickly to a small number of fallers who have sustained injuries that we have been able to treat whilst awaiting attendance of the ambulance service.
Requests for support come to our 24/7 Callout no and our nearest duty team is dispatched. At least one crew volunteers its time nightly, sometimes we have three vehicles crewed and available to attend, and also attend for example, incidents on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service as First Responders, or respond to incidents where members of the public have used one of the 160 public access defibrillators we manage.
Using our three team vehicles spread across rural Stirling council area, we respond from Strathblane to Tyndrum to Dunblane.
Feedback about this pilot project so far from service users, the official service, carers and family members has been very positive and we are looking to raise funds for additional equipment for use when delivering this service.
So, in the past month we have responded to 4 public access defibrillator deployments (3 successful resuscitations); 12 deployments by the Scottish Ambulance Service inc 2 in Milngavie and 2 in Maryhill; 41 TECS Service.
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New team Headquarters
A busy August and September!
First 6 months of 2019
Another team member gets married
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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
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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