Penkridge & District First Responders

HQ Location: 
Staffordshire

Location of benefit: 
UK only (local)

 Penkridge & District Community First Responders are trained volunteers who live & work within the village & its surrounding South Staffordshire communities. We work in partnership with the ambulance service to respond to life threatening emergencies within our area, providing vital assistance to people who are seriously ill or injured prior to arrival of the Ambulance.
When a 999 call is made, an emergency ambulance is always despatched. At the same time a CFR who is on call at home or work is notified. Being local we may arrive within the vital first few minutes that can in some circumstances make the difference between life & death or determine someones future quality of life. The chances of survival after a cardiac arrest decrease 10% every minute. Early use of CPR &AED by local volunteers improves the odds tremendously.