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Bathgate Community First Responders have been working to help the members of our West Lothian community since early 2009. We have continued to grow and now are have responders in Bathgate, Armadale and Whitburn.

If you want to get involved and would like to help... we would love to have you.

We have a rota that we use to ensure that we can get as much cover as possible for the 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

What is expected before you join is that you are over 18 and have a full UK drivers licence.

You will go through the following steps to become a community first responders -

  • Complete a formal NHS application form
  • Provide 2 reference contacts
  • Provide 3 forms of ID (2 photographic)
  • Attend a formal interview
  • Complete a Disclosure Scotland Application (PVG)
  • Attend 2 training curse (Initial course in Bathgate 2-3 hour and formal Scottish Ambulance Service 4 day with assessment