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.
Trossachs SAR sign the Armed Forces Covenant
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
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