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Plea for more community first responders
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service is calling for new volunteers from the Beverley area to become Community First Responders trained in life-saving CPR and has organised an introductory event for people to find out more this coming Sunday (June 30).
As a first responder, volunteers would be trained in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and carry an Automated External Defibrillator and oxygen, as well as basic first aid equipment.
Patricia Kilner, of the ambulance service, told Beverley FM: “We know that in many medical emergencies, such as a heart attack, breathing difficulties or a collapse, the first few minutes are critical. If effective treatment can be given within those first minutes, lives can be saved.”
She said: “We have established schemes in Driffield, Beverley and Hutton Cranswick but volunteer numbers are quite low and we could really do with more so we can provide additional cover.”
Sunday’s event is being held at the Manor Farm Shop in Hutton Cranswick between 10.30am and 3.30pm for people who want to learn more about the role.
No previous medical experience is required and you can just turn up on the day or call 0333 130 0516.