WHO ARE WE?
We are a team of volunteers. We all have everyday lives and jobs. The only difference being we dedicate any spare time we have to being 'on call' with the Ambulance Service. We have all undertaken training, provided by SCAS, to equip us with the essential skills and knowledge. As well as this, we are required to attend regular update training, to ensure we remain competent and to develop our skills.
There are certain call categories we attend. Primarily, our focus is on life threatening calls, such as cardiac and respiratory arrests, although thankfully these make up only a small percentage of the usual jobs we attend. The other incidents we go vary but include; unconscious patients, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, strokes, seizures, broken bones, bleeding and falls.