Emergency services on show this week at Royal Norfolk Show

Date: 26 June 2017

CPR training

Visitors to this year’s show are being invited to go ‘behind the scenes’ of the county’s 999 emergency services as they team up for a special stand.

The show’s attendees can find out more about the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST), meet ambulance staff and volunteers, and explore inside an ambulance at this huge annual event.

Visitors will also be able find out more about the work of the Trust’s community first responders (CFRs) and have an opportunity to learn life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) skills.

The gates to the Royal Norfolk Show open at 8am each day on the 28th and 29th June.

On the Thursday the show closes at 6pm with a sunset parade where representatives from EEAST and other emergency services will join personnel from RAF Marham and the Queen’s Colour Squadron, to acknowledge the two important celebrations of RAF Marham’s centenary and HM The Queen’s 90th birthday. The event promises to be a spectacular finale to the show.

Andrew Barlow, EEAST Community Collaboration Manager, said: “With the ambulance service, fire service and police all there, it’s a must see for children and parents alike. This event is always a great success and with the new emergency services ‘hub’ I’m especially excited this year to be able to show the Norfolk community the collaboration that goes on behind the services we all deliver. It’s also a great opportunity for our CFRs to teach people life-saving CPR skills.”

The CFRs are volunteers who are trained by EEAST to attend certain types of emergency calls in the area where they live or work. Their aim is to reach a potential life threatening emergency in the first vital minutes before the ambulance crew arrives.

Their role is to help stabilise the patient and provide the appropriate care until the more highly skilled ambulance crew arrives on scene to take over the treatment.

If you feel you could become a CFR or a supporter and need more information, call 0345 601 3733 (01603 481220 out of hours) or email your request for information to: EEASTCFRS@eastamb.nhs.uk.

For more information about the Royal Norfolk Show, visit http://royalnorfolkshow.rnaa.org.uk/.

  • Summary:

    Visitors to this year’s show are being invited to go ‘behind the scenes’ of the county’s 999 emergency services as they team up for a special stand.