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SAS pays tribute to retired Motherwell staff at presentation

The Scottish Ambulance Service paid tribute to two dedicated colleagues at a special event marking their collective 69 years of service.

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Scottish Ambulance Service Recruiting Community First Responders for Groups Across Tayside

The Scottish Ambulance Service is recruiting volunteers to join 10 Community First Responders (CFRs) groups in the Tayside area, including Arbroath, Brechin, Comrie, Dundee East and West, Fofar, Kinloch Rannoch, Kirriemuir, Loch Tay, and Monifieth.

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Scottish Ambulance Service Recruiting Community First Responders in Dunbar and Eyemouth

The Scottish Ambulance Service is recruiting volunteers to join its Dunbar and Eyemouth Community First Responders (CFRs) group.

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Scottish Ambulance Service Recruiting Community First Responders in Helmsdale, Tongue and Achiltibuie

The Scottish Ambulance Service is recruiting volunteers to join its Helmsdale, Tongue and Achiltibuie Community First Responders (CFRs) group.

Sandy Wann, John Innes, Kerstin Blom, Mark Halliday (Chairperson), Colin Mark and Yvonne Mitchell (Co-ordinator).

Penicuik Community First Responders Mark 18 Years of Lifesaving Service

Lifesaving volunteers from Penicuik Community First Responders recently celebrated the group’s 18th anniversary.

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Vale of Leven staff member celebrates 51 years at Scottish Ambulance Service

An Ambulance Care Assistant has celebrated his 51st year at the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS).

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Stranded mum who nearly gives birth on the A9 during Storm Gerrit thanks emergency staff

A mum stuck on the side of the road following Storm Gerrit flooding said she'll always be grateful to the emergency responders who rushed her to hospital to give birth to her first child. 

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New First Responder Group Established in Uist

A new 16-strong community first responder group (CFR) has been established in Uist.

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New support project reduces calls to SAS by over 55%

A new initiative is underway to provide greater support to persistent callers to the 999 service in an effort to direct patients to the best health service provider for their needs.  

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Alice, 6, awarded bravery certificate by Scottish Ambulance Service

A SIX-year-old has been awarded a bravery certificate from the Scottish Ambulance Service for alerting her dad to her brother having a seizure. 

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Busy night for ambulance staff on Hogmanay

Ambulance staff had an extremely busy night across Scotland on Hogmanay as they dealt with 2,006 calls to Ambulance Control Centres between 7pm on New Year’s Eve and 7am on January 1st.

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King's Ambulance Service Medal recipient announced (resending with edited embargo time - 2230 December 29)

A Scottish Ambulance Service project lead who has been instrumental in developing several key initiatives for SAS has been awarded the King’s Ambulance Service Medal (KAM).