East Kintyre

Carradale Community First Responders

Carradale Community First Responders are group of local volunteers trained by the Scottish Ambulance Service. We are dispatched in response to certain 999 emergency calls in our locality, to support patients, prior to the arrival of an ambulance and paramedic. Carradale Community First Responders now carry Naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of opioids such as codeine, morphine, heroin, methadone, and opium.

Team Members

  • Ian Brodie
  • Karen Murphy
  • Robert Strang
  • Steve Redwood (coordinator)
  • + 2 new recruits, due SAS training October 23.

First Responder Training (Local)

Refresher training for existing volunteers is held on the second Monday of each month at 7.00 pm in the Fire Station.


If you want to find out more about training as a First Responder and supporting your community please send us a message via our Facebook page.


Come and meet the team at community events. e.g. Harbour day.

Community Defibrillators

There are public access defibrillators at Carradale Village Shop, the Village Hall entrance door and on the wall at h’Airds Hairdresser. There are defibrillators soon to be located at Saddell and Peninver.
Other defibrillators are with Carradale Surgery, First Responders (2) and Fire Brigade.