Tuesday 5th May 2015 – 12.15pm – Steve Parry.
The Pride Network, which is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) staff group from West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) has been hard at work delivering basic life support and defibrillator training to a Dudley community group.
The comprehensive training programme has been particularly popular with organisations representing disabled groups. With the support of WMAS, the Pride Network group recently presented the first Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Steve Daniels the Chairman of Dudley Disabled Learning Activities & Advice Centre based at Cable Plaza, on the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill.
Gratefully accepting the AED from Diane Scott, WMAS Director of Corporate Services, Mr Daniels said: “The training courses have been well received and many different organisations have already taken part.”
Maria Watson, WMAS Workforce Manager, said: “The Pride Network is delighted to have been involved in the training programme at the Centre. We are also pleased to formally hand over the first AED to Centre staff, making the Waterfront area a safer place for all concerned.”
• Pictured: Diane Scott, WMAS Director of Corporate Services, presenting the AED on behalf of the Trust to Steve Daniels. Pictured also (L-R) are Larry Homler with Stuart Hossack and Adam Aston