Trossachs Search & Rescue Team was formed in 1998 and currently consists of 34 operational members – all volunteers.
To become a team member all members start as trainee members and face a minimum of 12 month probationary period during which they undertake training and competency in the following subjects before becoming operational:
- Navigation and Communications
- Major Incidents
- First Aid
- Casualty Handling
- Line Searching
- Search Management
- Sudden Deaths
- Risk Assessments
- Data Protection
- Media Awareness
- All Terrain, 4×4 Driving
Team members are also trained in PPE Inspection and Maintenance, Powerboat Operations, Water Awareness and 21 team members are Scottish Ambulance Service First Responders.
Membership of the team is gender balanced and there is no difference to the responsibilities, duties or skills across both genders.
Our members come from all walks of life bringing various different skills to the team. Many of our members are also employed full time in the emergency services and military. We have Paramedics, Ambulance Technicians, Ambulance Care Assistants, Police Officers, Firefighters and Nurses whose skills we can call upon during training and during incidents.
Other members which bring valuable skills to the team include civil servants, administrators, powerboat and watersport instructors, chefs and gardeners.
We intend to recruit once or twice a year.
We’re not currently recruiting for volunteers. You can register your interest here, and we’ll get in touch when we’re looking for new members.