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OUR WORK
Our work is unpaid but our commitment is 100%.  Our aim is to use the skills and equipment we have to save  the  lives of our friends and neighbourbours.

REACTING TO EMERGENCIES

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First Responders are a group of volunteers who help provide a first response to the local community for certain medical emergencies, such as cardiac arrest, chest pains, sudden collapse, breathing difficulties, and choking.
The idea is that weare called to these emergencies by ambulance control.  Because we  live in the locality of the call (within 5 minutes) we hope to get there before the ambulance and stabilise the patient.  We stay with the patient until the ambulance leaves for the hospital.  We are a voluntary organisation open to anyone who passes the training in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of a defibrillator.  We are a completely self-funding organisation.


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TRAINING FOR THE JOB
All members of the First Responders team are required to undergo continuous training to ensure that they are competent to carry out their duties safely and successfully.

Some of the training is so important that it is repeated every three months.

The certificate on the left is awarded for for successfully completing a course in Cardiopulmonary Resusitation (CPR) and Defibrillation with an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)