A HELENSBURGH group which provides first aid cover at community events in the area is looking to recruit new members to its team, writes Darren Gibson.

Helensburgh First Aid provides ‘enhanced skills’ first aid workshops at community events in Helensburgh and the West Dunbartonshire area, as well as at Dumbarton FC’s home matches.

They also deliver First Aid at Work courses to help train workers on how to handle workplace injuries.

With a number of their volunteers progressing to healthcare careers, and an expected increase in demand for their services in 2020, the local charity group is looking to recruit a number of new first aiders.

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To take part, volunteers must be 18 years of age or over, and must be willing to undertake an initial three-day training course and a further one to two days of ‘enhanced skills’ training.

Continuous training will take place thereafter, with a three-hour session every other Tuesday. A nationally recognised qualification will be awarded upon completion of training.

If you’re interested in taking part, and knowing that what you contribute could help save a life in the future, please contact Helensburgh First Aid on 01436 670172 or email helensburghfirst aid@btinternet.com.

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