This is most obvious with our Volunteer Emergency responders who perform a range of essential emergency services. Around our coast and on our waterways, hills and mountains. Locally and internationally they provide search and rescue services, urgent medical care and much more.
But our blue light responders also have essential roles for those who have other occupations.
With Police Scotland, the Special Constable role is diverse and demanding, they could be policing a football match or attending a road traffic collision.
The Ambulance Service have Community First Responders (CFRs) who are volunteers that provide an essential part of our emergency response capability.
The Fire Service employ On Call Fire Fighters, delivering the same range of emergency services as their wholetime colleagues, including attending fires, floods, road traffic collisions, chemical spills and more.
All of them could not do it without your assistance and support. We have created tailored documents for each service but please also have a look at the rest of this website to get a better understanding of the challenges your employee faces and what you can do to help.