The Scottish Ambulance Service is recruiting volunteers to join its Troon Community First Responder (CFR) group.

CFR group members respond to potentially life-threatening emergencies such as a cardiac arrest or seizure in the vital first few minutes before an ambulance crew arrives.

Anyone over 18 with a driving licence can apply to become a community first responder and no previous medical experience is needed.

Training will be provided by the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS), and will cover the basic life saving skills that may be required when attending an emergency call.

Michael Dickson, chief executive of the SAS, said: “CFRs come from a variety of backgrounds and play a vital role in starting treatment whilst an ambulance is on route.

“They are highly valued by the Scottish Ambulance Service, and I would encourage those with an interest in supporting their community to apply for this opportunity.” 

The SAS has a network of 1,200 trained volunteers, including CFRs, who support the service's 5,000 paid staff across Scotland.

To find out more about becoming a CFR group member, and get information on how to register, visit