Volunteer life saver network receives welcome boost in Essex

Date: 03 August 2016

Essex CFRs after completing their training at Chelmsford training school

More than a dozen devoted lifesaving volunteers have been welcomed into the community first responder network in Essex.

There are more than 80 community first responder (CFR) groups in Essex alone and the latest batch of recruits will strengthen some of those groups even further.

The responders were put through an 18-hour course by staff and trainers at the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) over a weekend which involves learning how to asses patients and vital lifesaving skills such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using a defibrillator.

They completed their training on Sunday, 31st July at Chelmsford training school and will be based in various communities throughout Essex including Clacton, Basildon, Earls Colne, West Mersea, Great Bardfield, Harlow, and Dunmow.

Community Collaboration Manager Kevin Hudson said: ā€œIā€™m delighted to see such a large group of willing volunteers come forward, they all worked extremely hard and will be a huge benefit to their communities. My thanks to them for their dedication and wish them the best of luck in the future.ā€

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

  • Summary:

    More than a dozen devoted lifesaving volunteers have been welcomed into the community first responder network in Essex.