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 A big thank you to those who braved the awful weather this evening to learn how to use the static defibrillator.  I think everyone agreed that John’s training was clear and reassuring, with the emphasis on just doing something, even if  it might not be textbook correct. We even raised £32 for the Air Ambulance in the process.

Sue H

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Training for All

Just a quick reminder about the training session at the Memorial Hall. It is open to everybody and we hope that lots of people will pop along for the session. It should last about an hour and a half, finishing with free refreshments.

So whether you feel that your life saving skills are rusty or if you think that you would have no idea what to do in the case of a heart attack please come and hear John Whittaker from East Midlands Ambulance Service guide us all through what you should do.
We have decided to hold a raffle in aid of the Air Ambulance during the evening. Parwich First Responders look forward to seeing you on Thursday at 7.30. Sue H

Static Defibrillator Training

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Training for All

Static Defibrillator Training

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Defibrillator Training

Training on how to use the Static Defibrillator, which is located on the wall of the Sycamore Inn, Parwich, will take place in the Parwich Memorial Hall, 7:30pm, Thursday 20 September 2018.

It is useful to have as many people as possible trained to use defibrillators as they can be found in so many locations these days, opening up the potential to save more lives.

You do not need to be a First Responder (FPOS) to undertake the training, but anyone who would like to become one are more than welcome to.

More details will follow closer to the date about what the training will involve, but just wanted to get the date in peoples’ diaries.

FPOS Team

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The static defibrillator has been moved from the entrance to the church and is now situated by the main entrance to The Sycamore Inn. It was felt by the first responders that this was a more prominent position and Kirsty very kindly agreed to site it on the pub wall. Anyone needing to access a defibrillator in in emergency should 1st dial 999 to access the code and make sure an ambulance is dispatched.
Last week the existing First Responders attended a requalification event with EMAS. We are very pleased to report that they were all successful in requalifying. The number of fully trained First Responders is quite small and although we have a few people ready and waiting to undergo training, more volunteers are required. The First Responders we have in Parwich the more coverage we can provide. It is entirely voluntary being a First Responders and it is up to individuals to choose how much time they can spare.
If you have an interest in becoming a volunteer and want to find out more why not come to the next training session. There you can meet the existing First Responders, watch a training session and get a general idea of what is involved. You will be made very welcome.
Please contact Martin 529 or Sue 334 for more details on becoming involved.

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First Responders

Parwich First Responders are continuing to recruit new members. Attached is some useful information about the role of a First Responder.

Who/What Are We?
Parwich First Responders have been providing emergency first aid cover to the village and surrounding areas for the past 12 years. First Responders are there to support life threatening conditions, including heart attack, asthma and loss of consciousness. They aim to maintain breathing and circulation until advanced life support is available.
We meet every 2 months in Parwich Memorial Hall to refresh our training in an informal and supportive atmosphere.

What Can You Do?
As a Responder you can offer as little or as much time as you like each week. Being on duty does not stop you getting on with normal activities providing you are around the village and in range of a phone.

Can Anyone Become a First Responder?
The training provided by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is thorough and gives you confidence to attend to and deal with a medical emergency such as a heart attack or breathing difficulties. You acquire good First Aid skills for your role of a First Responder . These skills you will find can be useful in everyday life.
Once you have received your training you are not expected to go out to calls on your own unless you choose to. Some of the experienced First Responders still choose to ‘buddy up’ with another First Responders for a duty period.

No previous experience is required you just need to be 18 years old but there is no upper age limit.

Please ring Sue 334 or Martin 529 if you are interested in becoming a First Responder or would to come to one of the informal training sessions to find out a bit more about the role.

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First Responders

Parwich First Responders are continuing to recruit new members. Attached is some useful information about the role of a First Responder.

Who/What Are We?
Parwich First Responders have been providing emergency first aid cover to the village and surrounding areas for the past 12 years. First Responders are there to support life threatening conditions, including heart attack, asthma and loss of consciousness. They aim to maintain breathing and circulation until advanced life support is available.
We meet every 2 months in Parwich Memorial Hall to refresh our training in an informal and supportive atmosphere.

What Can You Do?
As a Responder you can offer as little or as much time as you like each week. Being on duty does not stop you getting on with normal activities providing you are around the village and in range of a phone.

Can Anyone Become a First Responder?
The training provided by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) is thorough and gives you confidence to attend to and deal with a medical emergency such as a heart attack or breathing difficulties. You acquire good First Aid skills for your role of a First Responder . These skills you will find can be useful in everyday life.
Once you have received your training you are not expected to go out to calls on your own unless you choose to. Some of the experienced First Responders still choose to ‘buddy up’ with another First Responders for a duty period.

No previous experience is required you just need to be 18 years old but there is no upper age limit.

Please ring Sue 334 or Martin 529 if you are interested in becoming a First Responder or would to come to one of the informal training sessions to find out a bit more about the role.

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