Community First Responders ‘The Pride of Redditch’

Tuesday 23rd December 2014 – 3.50pm – Chris Kowalik.

Volunteer lifesavers have been honoured for their work at a ceremony in Redditch.

The town’s Community First Responders were among a number of groups and individuals recognised at the Pride of Redditch Awards at South Redditch Club on Friday 12th December.

The group were honoured “in recognition of the significant contribution given to our town”.

Scheme co-ordinator Dave Tew said: “Thank you to everyone who voted for us. It is great that people think so highly of us, that they know we are a charity and we are out there to help others.”

Community First Responders are members of the public who are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service in basic assessments and lifesaving techniques to a nationally recognised standard. They would then volunteer their time to be called upon by the ambulance service’s control room to attend medical emergencies nearby while a blue-light vehicle is en-route.

For more information about Community First Responders, visit or


Pictured left to right: Community First Responders Kelly Tew and Dave Tew, Mayor of Redditch Pat Witherspoon, Community First Responders Stuart Few and Lee Elliott.


Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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