Medical & Emergency Response Team

Medical & Emergency Response Team



2 Nov 2021

Volunteer CPR Responders

As part of our aim to support incidents in local communities we have positioned our team defibrillators with trained volunteers registered on the Goodsam app.  

The system aids immediate dispatch of trained individuals to nearby cardiac arrests. As GPS tracked assets this means when required we can assist the ambulance service providing a first response and early defibrillation critical in the chain of survival.
4 Oct 2021

Loch Ness Marathon

This weekend saw a deployment of volunteers in support of the Loch Ness marathon & Festival of Running.  The team, our largest ever deployed, included control room operators, first aiders, cycle responders and clinical and admin support. The team worked at points along the route and at our Event treatment centre pictured above!

12 Sep 2021
Communications is something we as organisation take very seriously, from pre-event planning discussions to our event radio network. 

This weekend saw our team utilise one of our deployable VHF repeaters across the course at the Isle of Skye Half Marathon ensuring quick response to casualties and passing of safety related information between multiple locations and organisations.

Use of radio equipment is done as standard to ensure volunteers are familiar with equipment but most importantly to improve the safety and response at events and incidents we attend.
6 Sep 2021

The Gathering

Volunteers provided event cover at The Gathering in inverness on Saturday. One of the largest music events in the country since the relaxation of CoVID restrictions. 

The team dealt with a variety of incidents ensuring minimal impact on local health services and providing an efficient and effective service to event organisers and the public.
13 Jul 2021

Training spaces currently available

We currently have several spaces available for the First aid at Work (& Cat. Haemorrhage) available to members of the public. This training is being held in Inverness with face to face training on the 24th & 25th July.

Please contact us here for more information.

21 Jun 2021

Volunteering opportunity - Experienced First Aiders 

With public events beginning to resume, Medical & Emergency Response Team are looking to increase its volunteer numbers. 

We are a charity who provide medical and emergency support at some of Highland’s most well known events. 

Volunteers are provided with training which is externally certificated and you will be supported within a diverse and experienced team.

We are currently looking for experienced First Aiders keen to join a respected team providing a high standard of care at local events.

If you are interested please reply through Facebook or use the contact us page on our website and a member of the team will be in touch.

More team information can be found on:
Facebook: @mert.highland
13 May 2021

We’re now registered.

Our latest news!! Medical & Emergency Response Team (MERT Highland) is now a charity registered with OSCR (the Scottish Charities Regulator).

Our team continues to be volunteer led, providing high quality services within our communities across northern Scotland.

7 May 2021

A Return for the Event First Aid Volunteers

Our volunteers are out this weekend providing support to the SPE count today and tomorrow. This is a great step forward with events having been cancelled during the last year of COVID-19.

Great to be getting back out and letting others know about our team and our capabilities whilst also providing support at local events!!

Caught on camera our volunteers grabbing a coffee in the sun whilst talking with local police officers also providing support to the count
18 Nov 2020


Members of our Emergency Support team met with SSEN today to discuss the capabilities of our team and to explore what support we can provide SSEN and the communities they serve during adverse weather and power disruptions. 

Our team can provide support relating to:
- Communications
- Logistics
- Welfare Support
- Assistance Centres
- First Aid
29 Aug 2020

Return to Team Development Training

Today saw a return to training for our volunteers in order to prepare them for events whilst coronavirus remains a significant risk. This included new policies and procedures now in place to facilitate treatment where coronavirus is a potential risk.

21 Jun 2020

Free Small Event Support

Our team are introducing free small event support for local events which meet certain criteria.

This will help us to support local events and the communities that attend them.

For more information click here.

3 Jun 2020

New Website

Thanks for looking us up.

We will shortly be opening our new website.  

If you need us in the meantime please email us using the contact us page.

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