Update on Recommendation 6 – Community First Responders (CFR)

A list of all existing First Responders is required. Potential for SFRS retained fire fighters taking on a First Responder role should be established as soon as possible.

The following actions have been reported by Evan Beswick from NHS Highland as taking place over the past two months:

  • SAS First Responder road shows scheduled for Skye on 23 and 24 August 2018.

  • SFRS invited to Raasay road show 24 August 2018 to discuss potential for retained fire fighter involvement in first responder roles.

  • Stocktake of current CFR schemes requested from SAS.

  • Discussion held between NHS Skye SOS and NHSH lead to identify potential workstream members.

  • SAS are also currently mapping locations of Defibrillators into their Command & Control system so that in the event of a Cardiac Arrest it will flag up if there is a Public Access Defibrillators nearby that could be utilised until either First Responders or an ambulance arrives on scene.

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