Nottinghamshire Community First Responders
North Nottinghamshire Community First Responders are a group of 26 local volunteers recruited, selected and trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust to BTEC level 3 and 4 standards in the First Person On Scene qualification. We are operational in our own time, from home, with a Defibrillator, Oxygen and other life-saving equipment, responding concurrently with the Paramedic and Ambulance to life threatening emergencies. We are regularly called out and have on occasion’s successfully resuscitated patients.
Presently we travel up to eight miles from Misson, Bircotes, Harworth, Blyth, Worksop, Sutton-cum-Lound, Retford, Ordsall, Clarborough, South Leverton, Rampton, Dunham-on-Trent, East Markham and Tuxford.
Our training is supported by Paramedics and we also receive instructions from the Emergency Operational Control team who dispatch us we also have opportunities to observe crews in the paramedic cars and ambulances. In 2015 we provided 5,004 hours of commitment and attended 501 calls, 350 of these we were the First Person On Scene.
Our own equipment costs £1,500 per responder. In 2015 The Retford Branch of TSB Bank chose us as their first local charity. Other local organisations and groups such as The Rotary Clubs of Retford and Worksop, Bassetlaw Freemasons, EDF Power Station, Sure Start Bircotes, Lincolnshire Co-op, Retford Lions, Parish Councils, District / County Councillors, Awards for All - National Lottery have also supported us. Our own efforts of sponsored parachute jumps have also helped to purchase much needed equipment. We are always looking for sponsors; if you can assist we would be pleased to talk to you.
Help save lives in your area, Text NNFR01 to 70070 to donate £5.
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