Volunteers responding for a decade in Penicuik

Penicuik First Responders
L to R, Bill Lawson, Philip Knight, Delia Stewart, Gilbert Kirkwood, Ros Burness, Sandy Wann, Yvonne Mitchell
Penicuik First Responders L to R, Bill Lawson, Philip Knight, Delia Stewart, Gilbert Kirkwood, Ros Burness, Sandy Wann, Yvonne Mitchell

Penicuik Community First Responders (PCFR) recently celebrated their tenth birthday. In that time they have responded to 2,643 call-outs within the Penicuik area and volunteered more than 65,000 hours of cover.

PCFR are a group of volunteers trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service. They operate as part of a rota system from their own home or place of work and are dispatched at the same time as an ambulance, via ambulance control, to attend life-threatening calls. To join the group contact Beeslack Community Education Department on 01968 673893.