Category Archives: Community First Responder take over week

A week dedicated to highlighting the work of our volunteer life-savers and encouraging more to join.

Why I became a CFR – Part 4

Our last post about why he decided to become a community first responder is from Shaun Marshall from our Witham group. Advertisements

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Why I became a CFR – Part 3

Our next post about why he decided to become a community first responder is from Jim Whiteside from our Smallburgh community first responder group.

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Why I became a CFR

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.

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Community First Responder take over week: Lorna Hayes, Regional Community Partnership Lead, talks about her role overseeing the volunteer scheme

Lorna Hayes joined the ambulance service more than 13 years ago as a call handler before moving on to dispatcher and it was in the control room that she first saw what an invaluable contribution community first responders made. She soon … Continue reading

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Community First Responder take over week: Volunteer Amandine Paccioni continues her blog from Thursday as she shares her story of new year’s day on call

Amandine said it was a last minute decision to put herself on call on new year’s day to help out a colleague who was on earlier during the day and happy to have half of the day off as he … Continue reading

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Community First Responder take over week: Nicholas Jones explains why he decided to volunteer for the service as well as work for it as a key figure in the control rooms.

Last week Nicholas Jones went to what he describes as his most rewarding job – helping to save the life of a young mother who had gone into cardiac arrest. Nicholas is not only a CFR but also works for … Continue reading

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Community First Responder take over week: Charlotte Tenneson talks about her role in a fledgling group

The Riseley CFR Group went live just two-and-a-half weeks ago with four volunteers active on the rota, among them Charlotte Tenneson, an artist, cat lover and the group’s co-ordinator. “According to our last census the village has a population of … Continue reading

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