First Responders wanted


Ellon firm ABRRAS Ltd are looking to set up a First Responder scheme for the town.

A meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 2 at the firm’s office at Meiklemill of Esslemont from 6.30pm for those interested in taking part.

The aim of the meeting is to find volunteers with a plan to raise funds for equipment afterwards.

A member of the Scottish Ambulance Service will be at the meeting to explain the scheme and what it entails.

The Scottish Ambulance Service describe a Community First Responder as a member of the public who volunteers to help their community by responding to medical emergencies while the ambulance is on its way.

Community First Responders would be trained in a wide range of emergency skills, and use specialised equipment such as automatic external defibrillators and oxygen therapy to provide an early intervention in situations such as a heart or asthma attack before the professional ambulance crew arrives.

Actions of First Responders help to improve patient survival and recovery.