Flash & Longnor Community First Responders (FLCFR), located in Flash, the highest village in Britain at 1513 feet and on the Staffordshire/Derbyshire border in the picturesque Peak District National Park. We are a team of volunteers trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service to a nationally recognised level and provide life saving treatment to people in our local rural community.
Since our inception 11 years ago we have attended almost 1600 incidents, when a ‘999’ call is received within a 7 minutes travelling time from a responders home address, the Ambulance Service will pass the details of the case over and ask us to respond. Once on scene the Community First Responder will provide treatment as they have been trained to do until the nearest available ambulance arrives. Types of treatment can include: –
- Cardiac arrest
- Heart attack
- Breathing difficulties
- Fitting or Convulsions
- Diabetic emergencies
- Traumatic emergencies
- Unconscious & Collapsed patients
All CFR schemes have to be financially self-supporting. Although the Ambulance Service will provide all necessary support, training and the loan of medical equipment, it is entirely the individual CFR group’s responsibility to undertake fundraising within the community to support our work. Everything from vehicle purchase, vehicle and public liability insurance, servicing, repairs, fuel and clothing has to come from voluntary contributions.
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