CHURCH WILNE COMMUNITY
FIRST RESPONDER GROUP
SERVING BORROWASH, DRAYCOTT & OCKBROOK
What are First Responders?
First Responders are primarily lay people who volunteer to be trained to undertake Resuscitation in such cases as Stroke, Collapse, Chest Pain, Breathing Difficulty & Cardiac Arrest - thus providing a life saving service for people in our community.
Called out by East Midland Ambulance Service (EMAS) along with a Fast Response Vehicle & an Ambulance on receipt of appropriate 999 calls, local volunteer First Responders can often arrive at the scene minutes before the professionals & for every minute saved, survival prospects can be increased by 10%.
There were 33 such call outs in Ockbrook & Borrowash in January 06 & NO First Responders available at all, leaving it to EMAS to try to get resuscitation applied within their target response time of 8 minutes.
Responder Groups need not only volunteers to be trained in saving lives, but also local co-ordinators & fundraisers - all of whom are welcome at meetings. Once the Borrowash, Draycott & Ockbrook Group is fully functioning, Church Wilne Rotary Club will endeavour to extend the scheme to other nearby communities.