Get a pizza of the volunteer action at CFR open evening

Date: 03 June 2016

Time: 11:00

CFRs attend emergencies where they live or work.

An open evening will be held in Bedfordshire next week for people interested in becoming a life-saving volunteer.
The community first responder (CFR) event will be held at Luton Ambulance Station, in Cosgrove Way, on Wednesday 8thJune from 6pm to 8pm.
The evening is being organised by the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) where attendees will be able to find out more about the training involved to become a CFR. And there will be free pizza!
There are 40 CFR groups in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire whose members attended more than 2,500 medical emergencies in 2015/16.
They are trained to perform basic life support and attend 999 calls such as cardiac arrests where every second counts as well as diabetes emergencies and people who are choking, having a seizure or suffering from breathing problems and chest pain. And because they volunteer where they live or work, they can often get to a patient before an ambulance crew or response vehicle.
Lauren Dimmock attended a CFR recruitment event in Bedford last June and has since set up and is co-ordinator of Marston Moretaine CFRs in Bedfordshire.
“I saw the recruitment evening advert in the local press and a CFR visited my grandparents. I just thought it was a great thing and loved that I could choose the hours I volunteer and flex CFRing around my day job and social life. I love going out and meeting new people and trying to help their situation just a tiny bit.
“It's incredibly rewarding and I love how flexible it is, but I think you just need to consider the type of work before signing up and make sure it's really the right thing for you,” she said.
If you can not attend the open evening, but would like to find out more, visit http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team/community-first-responders or email responderadmin@eastamb.nhs.uk

The work of EEAST’s CFRs is being highlighted during volunteers’ week, which runs until 12th June, with stories, blogs and videos. Use the #CFRtakeover hashtag to find out more.

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    Get a pizza of the volunteer action at CFR open evening