Five Villages First Responders.
Misterton, North Nottinghamshire.
9am, Monday 7th April, 2004.
The five villages of Misterton, Walkeringham, West Stockwith, Gringley on the Hill & Beckingham-cum-Saundby, and surrounding villages including Everton, Clayworth & Mattersey, in North Nottinghamshire.
The Five Villages First Responder group is a Community First Responder (CFR) scheme which works in partnership with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) in the rural part of North Nottinghamshire. The volunteer First Responders are trained to deliver life saving care such as defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen therapy and other skills. Because the volunteer CFR's live within the local area they can arrive on the scene of an emergency quickly and begin care of the patient until the ambulance arrives.
We respond to medical emergency calls when requested by the ambulance service control room following a 999 call in Misterton, West Stockwith, Beckingham-cum-Saundby, Walkeringham, Gringley on the Hill, and other villages including Everton, Clayworth, Mattersey and other surrounding villages in North Nottinghamshire and North Lincolnshire.
We are called to assist in life threatening situations such as cardiac arrest; unconsciousness; breathing problems such as asthma attacks; severe allergic reactions; chest pain and heart attacks; strokes; diabetic emergencies and seizures. A Community First Responder does not replace the ambulance service, but because they are local and we live in a rural area the CFR can usually arrive on the scene within five minutes and can provide care until the ambulance arrives.
The group was formed in April 2004 and since then has attended over 2,000 emergency calls. The team consists currently of 12 fully trained CFR's who work on a rota basis, giving some time each week to be "on call" should they be needed.
The team is self funded through kind donations from local people, businesses and organisations. Money raised is used to purchase equipment and to keep the scheme running and to help us keep this vital service available for members of the community in the rural area of North Nottinghamshire.
If you are interested in finding out more about what we do or are interested in joining our team, please see the various other links in this section of our website.