All in a days work
Our team consists of volunteers who provide various different roles. Dave is one of our team of trainers who today was due to deliver an Emergency Oxygen course for one of our clients in Kyle of Lochalsh.
Unusually Dave had to delay the course start due to being activated by the ambulance service as a first responder to an emergency call in his local community.
Over half of our regular volunteers are kitted with defibrillators and emergency equipment so they can be deployed in an emergency within their community or across the highlands.
To find out more about our team look through our website..
Well done to 2 of our team members, Dave and Ray, who have passed their First Response Emergency Care Level 4 award.
MERT Highland is dependent on its volunteers to enable us to provide the best possible event first aid cover throughout the highlands. We repay our team by providing certified courses and the opportunity to enhance and develop their skills by providing or sending members on additional training in line with their roles.
If you think you have what it takes to help others when they need it most, and can commit to making sure your skills are the best they can be, then look in to becoming a team member!!!
Our volunteers were out at the European Pipe Band Championships this weekend and were visited by Brian Robertson. Brian dropped by to thank the team for their quick response after he became severely unwell at the 2019 championships.
Pictured with Brian is Ray, one of our Responders with enhanced skills who responded as part of the team prior to Brian being transferred to hospital.
The team always welcomes thanks and feedback but personal visits are really appreciated letting volunteers know that the work they put in and hours they give do matter and do make a difference.
British Red Cross (DEC) fundraiser for Ukraine
MERT in attendance at the British Red Cross (DEC) fundraising event last weekend at Foulis Castle.
The team, all of whom previously volunteered for the Red Cross, attended for the day to provide first aid cover which was done free of charge to ensure funds raised were going to where they are really needed.
Thanks and well done to all involved, British Red Cross, and MERT.
Storms Malik and Corrie
Volunteers have been deployed to assist Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks following Storms Malik and Corrie.
The teams have worked across Aberdeenshire and Highland carrying out welfare checks and supporting those on the priority services register
Christmas time cover
Volunteers have been deployed in support of Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks who have been working hard after large areas lost electrical supplies during the storm.
Volunteers have carried out welfare checks on people on the Priority Services Register and delivered food, hot water and winter kits.
Over the last few weeks we have been delivering training to companies in Skye and Lochalsh.
Delivery of these certificated courses allows organisations to meet their statutory requirements in regard to workplace first aid and provides our team with income to support team development, equipment provision, training and to meet the ongoing costs of running the team.
Thanks to the organisations involved for choosing us as your provider and to our training team who’s hard work is appreciated by the wider team.
Volunteer CPR Responders
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!
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.