Saline First Responders

Another community group, this time in the West Fife Villages, is providing a valuable service and is currently seeking volunteers and fund-raisers.

The Saline First Responders cover Saline, Blairhall, Comrie, Oakley, Carnock, Gowkhall, Steelend and outlying farms, delivering emergency medical assistance while ambulance crews make their way to patients.

The Scottish Ambulance Service trains the volunteers, and when someone dials 999 a First Responder will be despatched, if one is available, at the same time as an ambulance.

Some parts of the villages can be difficult for ambulances to reach quickly, so the contribution of the Responders literally has the potential to save lives and reduce health complications suffered by people in emergency situations.

Anyone wishing to find out more can email Co-ordinator Hilary Warnock at hjwarnock@btinternet.com.

The above was originally written for Bill’s Dunfermline Press column. This version may vary slightly.

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