Fakenham CFRs opening their doors to teach community lifesaving skills

Date: 08 August 2017

A CFR with some of the training equipment the groups use

In a bid to raise awareness about the community first responder (CFR) role in their community and introduce people to first aid skills, our Fakenham CFRs are holding an opening evening at the Fakenham Community Centre from 4.30pm to 8pm tomorrow night.

The evening will include a free training session on paediatric first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) demonstrations, and lessons on dressing a wound. There will also be games to teach children about saving lives.

CFR coordinator Tiffiny Chandler said: “We hope lots of parents will come along to learn what to do if their child has a medical emergency and that they’ll bring their children to learn how to save lives too. We believe everyone should know CPR.”

CFRs are trained by EEAST to respond to medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests, allergic reactions, diabetes emergencies and patients with breathing difficulties and chest pain whilst the ambulance is on its way

If you’re interested in becoming a CFR or in finding out more, visit here:

http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team/community-first-responders

  • Summary:

    “We’re looking forward to meeting people from the local community, and giving something back.” (Tiffiny Chandler)