Port William First Responders have been running for 13 years. Responders are trained to attend to emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives.
Long time responder and team spokesman Murray Morland was keen to spread the word about the value of having potentially life saving defibrillators in every small community in the region. Murray said: “There is a new initiative to get basic defibrillators into every community. The Ambulance Service would give training and grants are available to purchase defibrillators from the British Heart Foundation. The training is quite easy and it would be good to see defibrillators in public areas in all communities, such as village halls.
There are 15 members in the Port William team at the moment but we are desperately needing new members as more people available would ease the pressure on the present members a wee bit. “Over the past thirteen years we have had 293 call outs in the Port William area as well as in Whithorn and the Isle of Whithorn. We have had two call outs to Wigtown in that time as well.
If you think you would like to become a First Responder contact Murray Morland on 01988 700488
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