Are you looking for something to do that will really make a difference in our community? If you live or work in or around Good Easter, the East of England Ambulance Service First Responder team based in Good Easter would like to hear from you.
First Responders are volunteers who get training from East of England Ambulance Service in basic First Aid, how to administer oxygen and use a defibrillator. After the training you become part of the group providing cover for our local area. In emergency cases getting care to the patient in the first few minutes, whilst the Ambulance is on its way, can be vital and First Responders can provide that link. That care may be needed at any time of the day or night.
You can give as much or as little time as you want to the organisation – it could be anything from a few hours per month, up to several days – it’s up to you. Most of the team does an eight-hour shift once or twice a week. We aim to offer a 24 hours a day, 7 day a week cover for our local community and if you live or work (perhaps from home) in or around Good Easter and want to do some voluntary work we would like to hear from you.
We are a vital part of the Ambulance service, often providing an early response to patients with heart problems, chest pains, breathing difficulties, choking and unconscious patients whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive. If you speak to the people who are First Responders they will tell you it is extremely satisfying and can literally save a life.
If you have a car and are reasonably fit and you would like to find out more about joining our First Responder Team in Good Easter please give me a ring on 01245-231550 or 231705 or you can send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can have an informal chat, perhaps over a cup of coffee.
I look forward to hearing from you – Chris Flack Co-ordinator – Good Easter First Responder Team