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Funding lifesaving 999 vehicles for volunteers

by Debbie Roscoe in Kitts Green, England, United Kingdom

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Arrive Alive funds lifesaving vehicles & equipment for medically trained volunteers who attend 999 calls within the local community.

by Debbie Roscoe in Kitts Green, England, United Kingdom

Arrive Alive is the only charity of its kind in England solely dedicated to funding vital lifesaving vehicles and equipment for Community First Responder groups (CFR’s) who attend 999 medical emergencies. CFR’s are medically trained volunteers who are dispatched via a 999 call, they can reach a medical emergency in those vital seconds/minutes prior to a road or air ambulance due to being directly based within the heart of the community. Below is the number of life threatening medical emergencies that have been attended by CFR’s:

Area of 999 medical emergency 

Number of 999 calls attended by CFR’s 

CFR’s first on scene prior to a road or air ambulance.

Birmingham

246

198

Black Country

82

67

Arden - Solihull

560

507

Staffordshire

1010

956

Herefordshire

23

23

Shropshire

418

377

Worcestershire

160

117

Total

2499

2245

*Data provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service from January 2020 – March 2020

Equipment and vehicles are not funded by the government, NHS, ambulance service or national lottery. Our vehicles are still operational responding to 999 calls during the pandemic, however we urgently require your support to continue to save lives.

Just some examples of life threatening medical emergencies that an Arrive Alive vehicle can be deployed to following a 999 call prior to a road or air ambulance:

Cardiac Arrest/Heart Attack

Stab or Gun Shot Wounds

Epileptic Seizures 

Asthma Attack

Diabetic Emergency

Falls or Fainting

Anaphylaxis ( Allergic Reaction)

Paediatric Emergencies

Acid Attacks

RTC – Road Traffic Collision

Stroke

Severe Injuries

Sporting Accidents/Injuries

Sepsis

Major Incidents – i.e. Covid-19

 

Each equipped operational lifesaving vehicle costs approximately £25,000. Additional lifesaving vehicles are urgently needed, to assist the ambulance service to enable more lives to be saved. 

Today, perhaps more than most, we are hoping that we can count on you to support us with a donation to ensure that we can continue to provide lifesaving vehicles as we never know when we might need to call 999. However great or small every donation contributes towards saving a life.

To find out more please visit our website https://arrivealiveresponse.co.uk/our-story-and-mission/

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