Wiveliscombe Community First Responders
We are all volunteers. Continual training is given by South Western Ambulance Service to ensure that all responders keep their skills and expertise updated. The Responders are funded entirely through the generosity of individuals from the Wiveliscombe community and surrounding area who provide all needs including medical equipment and uniforms.
As the South West of England is predominantly rural it is not always possible for an ambulance to reach people in Wiveliscombe and surrounding areas quickly. So, South Western Ambulance Service trains the Community Responder to respond to any life-threatening emergency and deliver appropriate care until the emergency ambulance arrives. Responders are trained in basic life support and are equipped with defibrillators, oxygen, first aid equipment and communications.
The Wiveliscombe Community First Responders operate a 24 hours/ day 365 days/ year rota to ensure that a minimum of one trained First Responder is on duty and available at all times. Emergencies include unconsciousness (due to injury or medical problem), chest pain and breathing difficulties either in the home or public/work place. An emergency ambulance is always dispatched to any incident attended by a responder.
If you are interested in joining the group, then contact Paul Barrington home: 01984 624995 or mail
SOUTH WESTERN AMBULANCE are recruiting First Responders for Wiveliscombe Group - for the month of September, 2017. If interested, then please either contact us or look at NHS JOBS website.