Island First Responders awarded Team of the Year

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The Scottish Ambulance Service held an awards presentation last week for Scottish Ambulance Service staff in the North of Scotland.

Carloway Community First Responders, along with the ambulance crew at Barvas and ambulance service team leader, Roddy Macdonald of Stornoway ambulance station were nominated as Team of the Year.

Roddy and three members of the Carloway team, including coordinator Calum Macarthur, attended the awards ceremony in Inverness and they were delighted and honoured to win the award.

The Carloway team train regularly with the help of Roddy and the Barvas Crew.

The Scottish Ambulance Service said: “Carloway First Responders won the Team of the Year award in recognition of their dedication and commitment in serving the local community.

“The team works closely with Service staff in Stornoway and Barvas.

Invaluable service

“As First Responders the team provides an invaluable community service, responding quickly to 999 calls to provide early care while the ambulance is on its way.”

Also awarded at the ceremony was Malcolm Macleod, Area Service Manager for Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland, who received an award from David Garbutt, Chairman of Scottish Ambulance Service in recognition of 30 years of service.

Donald John MacLean, Ambulance Technician, Barvas, also received a pin for 10 years of service.