First responders’ thanks

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Bo’ness Community First Responders, trained volunteers who assist the Scottish Ambulance Service at appropriate 999 emergencies, would like to thank the public for their genorosity on Bo’ness Fair Day.

During the day a total of £140.10 was donated which will assist us to provide patient care until a paramedic ambulance arrives.

Community First Responders are the vital link in the chain of survival and are not used to replace existing ambulance services.

We need more volunteers to provide the area with more cover.

Our goal is to eventually provide 24/7 cover which our area deserves.

If you are over 18 years of age and can assist for only a couple of hours a week, you could help save someone’s life.

Previous incidents include cardiac arrest, heart attacks, chest pains, strokes, seizures, medical collapse and breathing difficulties.

Our next training meeting is on Tuesday, July 10, in the Windmill Nursery, Deanburn School at 7.30pm. Please email bcfr@blueyonder.co.uk or tel:07974 117592 for further details.