We are community first responders for our community based in Broseley Shropshire we are all volunteers who give up our free time to help the community in emergency Situations this may include cardiac arrest stroke diabetic patients Paediatric and now RTC’s.
This is how the system works when a member of the public dial 999 the first available crew will be deployed, community first responder will receive a call via the radio to attend such an emergency. The community first responder will help the patient until back up arrives which will be the full-time ambulance crew the community first responder will then hand the patient over to that crew to allow the CFR to attend more emergences.The problem that we have today is the running cost of our old vehicle we need to raise funds to allow us to buy a new vehicle or a secondhand vehicle that will last us at least 5 to 10 years.
we have been doing lots of fundraising events within our community we have also been able to run defib programs within our community that allows members of the public to use a defib in the event of a witnessed cardiac arrest we are currently spending on average £60 a week on running costs of our old vehicle we know if we were able to upgrade our vehicle the fuel costs would be a lot better For us and our community.
We work alongside a fantastic ambulance service who provide us with all the training to allow us to attend to category one emergencies as volunteers we have to fund around vehicle and our own equipment this can be extremely costly thank you once again for your support.