As part of our #CFRTakeover week, we asked our community first responders why they chose to sign up and train with us to become a CFR within their community.
Our first post is from Mick Churchill from our Dereham group.
“I’ll get the cliché out of the way; having moved to the area quite recently, I wanted to do something amazing that would be good for the community. For me, becoming a CFR was the perfect thing to do. As well as getting excellent training which has expanded my experience, it has also given me much more self-confidence.
Having been in the role for a couple of weeks now, I’ve been called out a few times. Each call has been completely different but in every case, I’ve got a real buzz from knowing I have made a positive difference to someone who needed urgent help.”
Dereham community first responder group
We will be posting more ‘Why I became a CFR’ by our volunteers throughout the week. If you would like to get involved, you can email us your blog at firstname.lastname@example.org, tweet us using #CFRTakeover or post on our Facebook page.