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CHURCH WILNE COMMUNITY FIRST RESPONDER GROUP

SERVING BORROWASH, DRAYCOTT & OCKBROOK

First REsponders Resuscitation

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.


First REsponders Training
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.

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