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Question reference: S6W-27815

  • Asked by: Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 23 May 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Neil Gray on 5 June 2024


To ask the Scottish Government with what types of emergency call community first responders trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service are trained to assist.


Community First Responders (CFRs) are trained to operate within a clinically approved Scope of Practice. CFRs can be asked to attend a range of urgent and emergency medical emergencies including cardiac arrests, chest pains, breathing difficulties, strokes, choking and other similar types of call where a local and quick response may be beneficial to complement the emergency response.