David Lauritsen – Role of the Scottish Fire And Rescue Service

David Lauritsen wears multiple hats living in a very rural community, in this podcast, he chats through the skills, communication strategies, teamwork and other aspects of the management of patients involved in a road traffic collision.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: If a Firefighter offers to do a removal from the car to Read More …

Damon Powell – Roles, Responsibilities and Capabilities of MRT

Damon, Chair of Scottish Mountain Rescue, chats us through the roles, responsibilities and skillsets of the volunteer rescue teams that the organisation represents.  As part of our multi-agency series, which gives us some insight into the organisations that we may meet as responders in the field.   Top 3 Points from this podcast: Notify the Read More …

Stuart Braithwaite – RNLI

Stuart chats us through the roles, responsibilities and skill set of the voluntary emergency service the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), including not only their role of saving lives at sea but also their involvement with patient transfer, education and other lesser known about duties.   Key points from this podcast: Have a look at Read More …

Paul Watson – Palliative Care

Paul Watson, project lead for end of life care at the Scottish Ambulance Service talks about how the service is striving to bring better palliative care to patients across Scotland with some discussion around the areas of non-technical skills, “just in case” boxes, and the other tools that can be used to support these patients. Read More …

Duncan Tripp – UK SAR

In this podcast Duncan explains the role of Coastguard operations including the interaction with the Emergency Services and BASICS Scotland Responders. Key points from this podcast: Escalate early via trauma desk to the ARCC Look at the online ISAR resource ahead of time Follow up any jobs and feedback About Duncan Duncan spent 35 years Read More …

Adrian Kay – H.M. Coastguard

Adrian Kay, Senior Coastal Operations Officer for H.M. Coastguard, explains more about the 3 sections of the coastguard service, and how the 3000 volunteers make up the 400 UK crews. Understanding how these crews fit into the responder network, and what their roles, responsibilities and capabilities are, will allow BASICS Scotland Responders to make better Read More …

Peter Lorrain-Smith – Police Scotland

Responders of all types are focused on saving life but what happens if the scene becomes a crime scene?  What is a crime scene and how do we manage this?  Peter takes us through the roles, responsibilities of the police and responders at the scene and what might happen post the event.   Key points Read More …