Volunteers trained to deal with emergencies
EIGHT volunteers have been trained to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
Marc Lister, a paramedic and community liaison and training officer for South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, led the volunteers through a two-day course at Wexham ambulance station in Slough to train them as community first responders.
They will answer lifethreatening emergencies including cardiac arrests, heart attacks, strokes, seizures, diabetic emergencies, children’s illnesses and injuries and many other conditions.
Equipped with a medical rucksack containing oxygen, aspirin, airway management devices and bandages, along with an Automated External Defibrillator, they will volunteer for at least 20 hours a month.
Visit www.southcentral ambulance.nhs.uk, call 0800 587 0207 or email email@example.com.
TRAINED: Roberta from Amersham, Michael from Wooburn Green, Nicky from Cookham, Harrison from Cookham, Stephen from Radnage, James from Cookham, Dale from Denham and John from Princes Risborough