Brave@Heart 2015: St Andrew’s First Aiders
Victoria Gray, Andrew Kilcullen, Brenda Given, Graham Ross, Gary Penders and Keith McRavey
This team of voluntary first aiders from the St. Andrew’s First Aid was on duty in George Square for the winter festivities when the bin lorry went out of control leaving a devastating trail including six fatalities and seriously injured people.
The team immediately deployed to the scene to provide help. Remaining calm they tried to assist, resuscitate where possible and bring a sense of order to the situation.
They attended to casualties, provided comfort to shocked bystanders and give information to the emergency services. Despite the chaos surrounding them this small team assisted in directing staff to the casualties and continued to support the emergency services throughout the incident. Their professionalism, bravery, dedication and drive to assist and help was above any reasonable expectation of
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