SWI ladies hear from area First Responders
Minishant SWI’s new session was opened by President Anne Walker who welcomed members and visitors before introducing First Responders Mark Bradley and Dawn Campbell.
They are based in and around Colmonell and, as the name suggests, these volunteers, who live in the local community, can quickly be on the scene of an incident.
Their early arrival can provide time to help with breathing or choking incidents, carry out CPR quickly or use their defibrillator in cardiac arrest increasing a patient’s chance of survival before an ambulance crew arrive.
They can also help by finding out details of the incident and have this information ready to pass on to ambulance crews – again saving valuable time.
No medical experience is required to apply as a First Responder as specialist training will be provided.
Responders will be part of a well- trained team under the guidance of a scheme co- ordinator and can also give training in CPR to local schools, groups and work places.
This is a job that can provide a vital lifeline in the community, is very rewarding and does make a difference.
• Competition winners were: A crochet granny square: 1 Katie Gaffney, 2 Maureen McElroy, 3 Anne Walker. Jar of lemon curd: 1 Anne Walker, 2 Fiona Robertson.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, October 11 at 7.30pm in Minishant Primary’s IFE wing.
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