There's an appeal for more First Responders in the Scottish Borders.
Their job is to help with emergencies until the ambulance service arrives.
A new group has just been formed in the Peebles area and they're looking for more members, especially in the run up to Christmas.
Hannah McNulty reports:
Hannah McNulty spoke to a couple of locals who explained why they volunteer as first responders.
Featured in the video are postman Craig Lusk and mental health nurse Elizabeth Hutchinson:
Elizabeth Hutchinson is a mental health worker who volunteers as a First Responder.
She's part of the newly formed Peebles, Innerleithen and Walkerburn group.
She said, "I decided to volunteer to give something back to the community."
There's an appeal for more first responders in the Scottish Borders as ambulance crews prepare for their busiest period of the year.
First responders are volunteers who help until paramedics arrive.
New First Responder groups have been set up in two areas of Peeblesshire and began their duties on 1st December but they still need more recruits.
Ambulance crews across Scotland are preparing for a 20% increase in call outs over the festive period.
Most are alcohol related.