Saline First Responders
Tue 11th July 2017 at 18.30 - 19.30
Hilary Warnock is the guest speaker
Last week there were 19 members in attendance to hear Hilary Warnock give an outstanding talk about Saline First Responders.
The Club was pleased to welcome Hilary Warnock from First responders. Hilary began by explaining what First Responders was, and how the organisation fitted in to emergency responses. Hilary explained that “First Responders” are volunteers who are trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service to attend medical emergencies within the “footprint” or local area, and in particular our local area takes in Saline, Blairhall, Comrie, Oakley, Carnock, Gowkhall, Steelend and outlying farms. First Responders are most useful in rural areas where emergency services may take a little time in getting to an emergency. Hilary demonstrated the use of a portable defribulator with the use of the mannequin “Little Annie” which is well known to all first aiders. Hilary explained that the modern defribulator is designed to be used by a member of the public with absolutely no first aid training as the device is self instructing. First reponders are able to, and do provide First aid cover at events and can provide First Aid training. Hilary’s talk was most interesting and informative with many questions being asked and answered. Hilary’s talk was very well received and the vote of thanks was proposed by Rotarian Brian Mitchell.
The Wine Draw was won by Greig and Ken gave an update on the Outgoing Presidents Barbeque to be hold on Sunday 6th August.
Considering golfing matters, there was a report on the revamped Taffy Weir Trophy evening on the 10th at Dunfermline Golf Club, we had 18 participants and 4 others joined us for supper afterwards – The winning team comprised of Anne Evan Wong, Stuart Nicol and Ian Grieve. Congratulations to them and many thanks to Ian for organising such an enjoyable event.