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Residents sign up to lifesaving scheme
8:53am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
VOLUNTEERS have been signing up in record numbers to help save lives in the East of England.
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust ran an awareness campaign highlighting the work of community first responders.
And the campaign worked with 50 people signing up.
First responders are members of the community who are called to provide immediate and urgent medical care at life threatening emergencies locally and then assist once an ambulance and paramedic have arrived.
Lorna Hayes, the trust’s lead on the responder scheme, said: “The week was such an incredible success. It went way beyond expectations and that is all down to the CFRs and managers contributing blogs, tweets from the frontline and our Facebook webchat on Friday.
“We are now looking at making this an annual event. It has been a lot of hard work but so worth it, especially if it means more CFRs to save the lives of more patients.”
Anyone wanting to become a CFR can call 01954 712400 during normal working hours or e-mail email@example.com