Monday 24th June 2013 – 10.40am – Chris Kowalik.
Volunteer lifesavers in Shropshire have taken delivery of their second four-wheel drive response vehicle to help them get to medical emergencies in their area.
Bishop’s Castle & Clun Valley Community First Responders bought the ‘Darcia Duster’ Laureate dCi 110 four wheel drive vehicle for use in the Clun, Newcastle and surrounding areas.
It was made possible through sponsorships from a number of local parish councils, Shropshire County Council Local Joint Committee 19 and The National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme and support from William A Lewis of Shrewsbury.
Community First Responder Eddie Jones said: “This will allow responders to access patients requiring 999 services more effectively and speedier in particular during adverse weather conditions.”
Community First Responders are members of the public who have been trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised level and provide lifesaving treatment to people in their local communities. They provide vital aid quickly to those living in remote rural locations, prior to the arrival of an emergency ambulance service vehicle.
For more information about the work of Community First Responders, visit www.wmas.nhs.uk and find the ‘CFR’ page under ‘About us’.
Note to Editors:
Pictured left to right, Eddie Jones (Community First Responder), Lee Brown & Paul Herbert (William A Lewis, Shrewsbury Sales Team)