New CFRs complete their training in Norfolk

Date: 02 March 2017

Feb 17 - Norfolk CFRs complete training

More than a dozen volunteer life-savers have joined the ambulance family after completing their community first responder (CFR) training.

The 13 new recruits are now ready to respond to patients in their communities after completing their training at the weekend.

They passed their assessments in Norwich on 26th February and will join groups in Stalham, Costessey, Brundall, Harleston, Acle, Attleborough, and Sheringham.

The responders were put through an 18-hour course by our trainers, which involved learning how to assess patients and vital lifesaving skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using a defibrillator.

They will be attending medical emergencies such as cardiac arrests, allergic reactions, chokings, patients with breathing difficulties or chest pain and diabetic emergencies. Community Collaboration Manager Andrew Barlow said: “I’m delighted to see such a large group of eager new volunteers ready to start saving lives in their communities. Every minute counts when someone is in cardiac arrest, which is why CFRs attending emergencies where they live or work is crucial.”

He added: “My congratulations to our new CFRs who passed with flying colours and will make a vital difference to their communities; I’d like to wish them all the best for their future responding.”

For more information on becoming a CFR, visit http://www.eastamb.nhs.uk/join-the-team/community-first-responders or email responderadmin@eastamb.nhs.uk

  • Summary:

    More than a dozen volunteer life-savers have joined the ambulance family after completing their community first responder (CFR) training.