Team update

13th August 2020

From 1 January 2020 to 13 August 2020 we have responded to 672 callouts (over 11,800 hours of volunteer service):

- a mix of MECS supporting elderly fallers in partnership with Stirling Council/Clacks and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership

- First Responder calls assisting people with life threatening medical conditions in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service

- supporting communities at risk of flooding, in partnership with Stirling Council and SEPA

- a small number of SAR incidents

- supporting vulnerable people in communities with deliveries of food and prescriptions

- delivering PPE and supplies to organisations

We also delivered 18 Heartstart classes training 450 people in emergency life support skills and search dogs made many visits to University of St Andrews to engage with students, visited care homes, cubs, brownies, schools and other groups.

We have been following the amended guidance issued by the Resuscitation Council UK for training during this outbreak and thanks to them for providing these.

However, owing to the anticipated affects of the COVID-19 outbreak and mindful of the health of both members of the public and our instructors - all volunteers, we are suspending all Heartstart classes until further notice.

We regret to advise that the Scottish Ambulance Service has taken the decision to suspend all operational deployment of First Responders across the country until further notice

Our operational delivery of TECS Responders, SAR and checking local public access defibrillators will continue across communities.

We've been busy stepping up resources and in planning with pharmacists, Clacks & Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership; Stirling Council and numerous other voluntary organisations.

From Sunday 23 March 2020 to Tuesday 30 June 2020 Trossachs SAR supporting Clacks and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership / Stirling Council's TECS/MECS services for vulnerable people on a 24/7 basis. During those 100 days our volunteer TECS Responders attended 154 incidents.

We had been delivering these services for over 6 months every night from 5.00 pm to 8.00 am from Strathblane to Tyndrum but decided due to Covid-19 placing additional pressures on the service and staff, we moved to providing 24/7 cover by way of our volunteers working dayshifts, backshifts and nightshifts.

After 100 days of 24/7 cover for TECS we will be reverting to providing cover nightly from 6.00 pm - 8.00 am as well as 24/7 cover at weekends.

Our trained TECS Volunteers follow strict hygiene protocols.

We've been inundated recently with people asking how they become members and help deliver our services. Thanks everyone.

We will be in touch in due course, a wee bit busy recently with 672 callouts already in 2020. This has already beaten our record for 2019 (206 call outs).

Our USAR dogs also remain on standby to assist the emergency services.

Two New USAR Dog Teams ►

Two New USAR Dog Teams

Trossachs SAR sign the Armed Forces Covenant ►

Trossachs SAR sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Joint Radio Network LaunchedJoint Radio Network Launched ►

Joint Radio Network Launched

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A busy January

Our logoOur logo ►

Our logo

A busy 2019 for Trossachs SARA busy 2019 for Trossachs SAR ►

A busy 2019 for Trossachs SAR

Congratulations Emma! ►

Congratulations Emma!

New team HeadquartersNew team Headquarters ►

New team Headquarters

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Pilot project in support of TEC

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Another team member gets married

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Arnold Clark provide Trossachs SAR with a Renault KADJAR

Collecting cans ►

Collecting cans

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Trossachs SAR deliver CPR training at Glasgow mosqueTrossachs SAR deliver CPR training at Glasgow mosque ►

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Taz voted as winner in recent photo competitionTaz voted as winner in recent photo competition ►

Taz voted as winner in recent photo competition

Scottish Ambulance Service Awards 2018Scottish Ambulance Service Awards 2018 ►

Scottish Ambulance Service Awards 2018

Heartstart November 2018Heartstart November 2018 ►

Heartstart November 2018

Scottish First Aid Awards 2018Scottish First Aid Awards 2018 ►

Scottish First Aid Awards 2018

Scottish Health Awards 2018Scottish Health Awards 2018 ►

Scottish Health Awards 2018

Community Responder Award - UK Heart Safe Awards 2018Community Responder Award - UK Heart Safe Awards 2018 ►

Community Responder Award - UK Heart Safe Awards 2018

Provost's Awards 2018Provost's Awards 2018 ►

Provost's Awards 2018

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20 Years of Trossachs SAR!

Death of Retired USAR Dog MitchDeath of Retired USAR Dog Mitch ►

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Another Busy Week!

William Charles Barrington MBEWilliam Charles Barrington MBE ►

William Charles Barrington MBE

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Severe Weather Response

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Vote for USAR dog Taz

Trossachs SAR collect a new Toyota Hilux from Arnold Clark!Trossachs SAR collect a new Toyota Hilux from Arnold Clark! ►

Trossachs SAR collect a new Toyota Hilux from Arnold Clark!

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UK Heart Safe Awards 2017

Team Training - Saturday 5 August 2017Team Training - Saturday 5 August 2017 ►

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Trainee USAR dog Tara

Award Nominations for Trossachs SARAward Nominations for Trossachs SAR ►

Award Nominations for Trossachs SAR

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Helimed 76 Visit

A marathon to save lives!A marathon to save lives! ►

A marathon to save lives!

Stuart's Outer Hebrides CycleStuart and Elaine's Outer Hebrides Cycle ►

Stuart and Elaine's Outer Hebrides Cycle

H.M. Passport Office, Glasgow DonationH.M. Passport Office, Glasgow Donation ►

H.M. Passport Office, Glasgow Donation

Glengoyne Distillery - "at the heart of our community."CPR and AED awareness for staff at Glengoyne Distillery ►

CPR and AED awareness for staff at Glengoyne Distillery

Mains Farm Wigwams - Sea King VisitMains Farm Wigwams - Sea King Visit ►

Mains Farm Wigwams - Sea King Visit

Glengoyne Distillery - At the Heart of its CommunityGlengoyne - Not just uisge beatha ►

Glengoyne Distillery - At the Heart of the Community

7 new public access defibs7 new public access defibs ►

7 public access defibs

Mitch in the MovieMitch in the Movie ►

Mitch in the Movie

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