Archive for April 2013

Emergency Services Tabletop Exercise

Islanders will no doubt be aware that, over a good number of years, the Easdale Island Residents’ & Property Owners’ Association (EIRPOA) has been working with our GP and the emergency services to try to establish definite, consistent and safe protocols for the evacuation of medical cases from the island.

 Following two medical incidents, in November 2011 and May 2012, during which every supposedly “established” protocol was broken, Cllr. Elaine Robertson contacted Carol Keeley (A&BC Civil Contingencies Manager) with a view to setting up an exercise to bring members of all the emergency services together around the table to co-ordinate their protocols for responses to the island.

 As you may imagine, it was very difficult to arrange a date suitable for everyone, but the exercise eventually took place in the island hall on 15th January this year, with nearly 30 people present. Carol has just produced a report from this exercise, and a copy has been uploaded HERE for your information.

Hard copies are also available in the ferryshed.