Five Villages First Responders - Misterton


Welcome! We are a team of volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs) who live or work within Misterton, Beckingham, Gringley on the Hill, Walkeringham, West Stockwith and surrounding areas in the Bassetlaw District within rural North Nottinghamshire. We work in partnership and in support of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) NHS Trust. Our team respond to life threatening emergency calls within our area following a "999" call and are dispatched by EMAS when required. We provide assistance to people who are ill or injured prior to the arrival of the emergency ambulance. Our CFR's are trained in life saving heart defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen therapy and to care for patients with medical conditions or injuries and can give vital care until the arrival of the ambulance crew. Since our launch in 2004 we have attended over 2,000 emergency call outs.

Become a First Responder

Become a Community First Responder
Could you spare just a few hours per month to help respond to medical emergencies in your local community? We need more volunteer Community First Responders.  Find out if you could do it.

Community Defibrillators

Community Public Access Defibrillators
We've supported the installation of 17 Community Public Access Defibrillators in our area by January 2017. Find out how it works and where they are.

Learn CPR & AED

Learn CPR & AED
Would you know what to do if someone suffered a cardiac arrest?

We run FREE CPR & Defibrillator awareness sessions to show you these simple but life saving skills. The next one is on Wed 15th March 2017, see link for more details
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Five Villages First Responders News & Events

By Martyn Johnson 18 Dec, 2016
Sutton-cum-Lound Parish Council have been assisted by Five Villages First Responders and East Midlands Ambulance to secure a potentially life saving Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) for the village.

The defibrillator is located on the outside wall next to the front entrance of the Sutton-cum-Lound Village Hall, 38 Town Street, Sutton-cum-Lound, DN22 8PT.

The life saving AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is located in secure yellow cabinet on the outside of the building. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, should they be required in the case of someone nearby suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest.

When a sudden cardiac arrests happens, the patient suddenly collapses and stops breathing. Rapid help in the form of calling immediately for an ambulance via 999, starting CPR (chest compressions and rescue breaths) and the use of an AED can vastly improve the chances of survial for the patient.

The new AED is logged by East Midlands Ambulance Service on their Computer Dispatch system, and if a 999 call happens nearby and one of the defibrillators is required, the 999 ambulance operator will give instructions to the caller - telling them that there is an AED nearby and the code to open the cabinet to access it. If someone is then able to fetch the AED to the patients side, while another person performs CPR this will help improve the chance of survival.

Once the AED is by the patients side the lid is opened and the user simply follows the audio and visual instructions to place the pads on the patients chest. The machine will check to see if the patients heart is in a rhythm that requires a shock, and if it is the AED will deliver one. The AEDs are simple and safe to use. While of this is happening the ambulance service will still be sending emergency resources straight to the scene following the 999 call. But if CPR can be carried out and an AED can be used within the first 2 or 3 minutes after a cardiac arrests occurs the chances of the patient being successfully resuscitated are much greater.

An awareness session for local residents will be running shortly and will be advertised in the village and will be free for all to attend.
By Martyn Johnson 10 Nov, 2016
Fifteen members of the public, including members of Misterton's Swimming Club, took part in a life saving skills session held at Grove House Farm, Misterton, on Thursday 10th November 2016.

The session was led by Paramedic Martyn Johnson, who is the coordinator of the Five Villages First Responder team, and Community First Responder Mary Riches.

Those who attended learned how to identify when someone has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, how to perform CPR (chest compressions and rescue breathing) and how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Martyn said: "These skills are vital and can be life saving in the event that someone suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, where they collapse and stop breathing. If CPR is started straight away and an AED is used, the patient's chances of survival are vastly increased. Thank you to all those who attended and took part in the session. More will be held over the coming months and will be advertised locally."

There are now Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) in many of the local villages, which can be used by anyone in the event of a cardiac arrest. Click here for more information about the CPADs.
By Martyn Johnson 06 Aug, 2016
A grant from the British Heart Foundation, as well as fund raising from local residents and support from the Parish Council and Five Villages First Responders means there are now Community Public Access Defibrillators (CPADs) in place at Mattersey and Mattersey Thorpe.

Several members of the local Five Villages First Responders team have given assistance to the Parish Council and provided a free "Defibrillator and CPR" awareness session to local residents at the Mattersey Church Hall earlier in the year, which was very well attended. The team will also assist with on-going support and by carrying out regular checks on the new units. Thanks also go to Proviso-Systems Ltd and A1 Housing for their assistance in hosting the units on their buildings.

The defibrillators are located on the outside wall of Proviso-Systems Ltd, Everton  Road, Mattersey, DN10 5DS and on the outside wall of the Community House, 3 Cunningham Close, Mattersey Thorpe, DN10 5EN.

The life saving AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are located in secure yellow cabinets on the outside of the buildings. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, should they be required in the case of someone nearby suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest.

When a sudden cardiac arrests happens, the patient suddenly collapses and stops breathing. Rapid help in the form of calling immediately for an ambulance via 999, starting CPR (chest compressions and rescue breaths) and the use of an AED can vastly improve the chances of survial for the patient.

The new AEDs are logged by East Midlands Ambulance Service on their Computer Dispatch system, and if a 999 call happens nearby and one of the defibrillators is required, the 999 ambulance operator will give instructions to the caller - telling them that there is an AED nearby and the code to open the cabinet to access it. If someone is then able to fetch the AED to the patients side, while another person performs CPR this will help improve the chance of survival.

Once the AED is by the patients side the lid is opened and the user simply follows the audio and visual instructions to place the pads on the patients chest. The machine will check to see if the patients heart is in a rhythm that requires a shock, and if it is the AED will deliver one. The AEDs are simple and safe to use. While of this is happening the ambulance service will still be sending emergency resources straight to the scene following the 999 call. But if CPR can be carried out and an AED can be used within the first 2 or 3 minutes after a cardiac arrests occurs the chances of the patient being successfully resuscitated are much greater.
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