Roddick backs calls allowing first responders to drive in emergency situations

Highlands and Islands MSP and former ambulance service employee Emma Roddick has again spoken in support of Community First Responders being utilised fully and authorised to drive in ‘blue-light’ emergency situations. This is following military personnel being drafted since September to aid in driving ambulances amid what is being described as a “crisis” for the ScottishContinue reading “Roddick backs calls allowing first responders to drive in emergency situations”

Roddick urges defibrillator owners to register their devices on a new national database

Emma Roddick MSP is calling for tens of thousands of defibrillator owners to register their device on a new national database, called The Circuit, which could help save thousands of lives from cardiac arrests across the UK.  The Circuit campaign has been launched this week [week commencing: Mon 25th October] by the British Heart Foundation,Continue reading “Roddick urges defibrillator owners to register their devices on a new national database”

Roddick calls for expanding role of Community First Responders

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has today asked the Scottish Government to consider revisiting existing restrictions on the role of Community First Responders in assisting the Scottish Ambulance Service. Roddick urged the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care to explore further ways in which Community First Responders can aid Scottish Ambulance Service crewsContinue reading “Roddick calls for expanding role of Community First Responders”