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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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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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