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First Responders

Parwich First Responders held  their AGM on Monday 4 December. The chair reported that over the past year there had been 9 callouts. The role that the First Responders carry out supports the community until ambulance services can get to patients. Only 8 fully trained people are now in post so recruiting new people to undertake the First Responder role is crucial if we are to provide as much cover as possible for Parwich and its surrounding areas. 2 people have already expressed an interest in becoming a first Responder and we are investigating  when we could arrange  training. If we could get more people interested it would be good for everyone to train together.  In the New Year we are planning to have an information session so people can along and see what is involved.  Details will follow once this is arranged

 Angela R

Parwich First Responders

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PFR will be meeting on Monday 4th December for food and drinks and would like to invite former Responders along with anyone interested in joining the group to come along at 8.45pm to the Memorial Hall.

The social part will be preceded at 7.30 by a quick training session and AGM which all are also welcome to attend.

Please contact Sue H (334) if you would like to join us for any part of the evening.

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PFR will be meeting on Monday 4th December for food and drinks and would like to invite former Responders along with anyone interested in joining the group to come along at 8.45pm to the Memorial Hall.

The social part will be preceded at 7.30 by a quick training session and AGM which all are also welcome to attend.

Please contact Sue H (334) if you would like to join us for any part of the evening.

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First Responder Training

First Responders will be meeting for training on Tuesday 5th September at 7.30 in the Memorial Hall and would welcome any potential new recruits.

Sue H  tel. 334

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First Responders Wanted

18 – 74?

Did you know that if you are between the ages of 18 and 74 you could volunteer with Parwich First Responders?

After initial training you could join our small but friendly group to help us provide emergency medical cover for Parwich and the surrounding area.

Your commitment would involve regular training with the group in the village approximately every 2 months. You would also be able to cover two or more slots on our rota each week (or even none if you were too busy in any particular week). Slots are morning, afternoon , evening or night and you choose what you want to do and whether you would prefer to respond alone or in a pair.

You are welcome to join us at our next training session in September.

Please contact any member of PFR or ring Martin (529) or Sue (334). We would love to hear from you!

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The Parwich First Responders’ were honoured last night to be presented with a cheque for £100  from Nina Cole. Nina had set up 18 personal challenges that she wanted to complete by her 18th birthday. These included setting up cake stalls, car boot sales, bran tubs, guess the sweeties in a jar and name the bear at various events. Nina’s family have connections with the village and she felt it was a worthwhile cause as she is herself starting to train as a Community First Responder. We feel very privileged to have been chosen and gave a big thank you to Nina for all the money she has raised not only for the Parwich First Responders’ but for the other good causes that she has donated money to.

FPOS donation

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Congratulations First Responders

Parwich First Responders spent the weekend re-training and qualifying to act as what is now called “First Person On Scene”. Current Responders were required to undertake this 2 day course in order to attain a new national standard.
As Chair of PFR I want to publicly thank our group for giving up yet another weekend in their busy lives. Everyone has already spent at least two weekends for initial training and we continue that commitment by practising skills every 2 months and going on the rota each week to provide emergency cover for Parwich and surrounding area.
So a HUGE “thank you and well done” to Martin, Ben, Ed, Patti and Helen. Thanks also go to Sally and Margaret who were unable to attend on Saturday but who hope to complete their new qualification at the next opportunity. The time you all give never fails to amaze me.
Even better is the fact that we are lucky to have two new recruits: Debbie and Angela qualified to respond with us. Congratulations on passing and welcome to the group!
Finally, just a reminder that in the event of any medical emergency the number to dial is 999. If a Responder is on duty and a call out is appropriate then the control desk will dispatch one of us.
Sue H

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