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grandad
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11/12/2015 : 11:32:48      reply with quote


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Have you heard of Community First Responders? Maybe not! But this almost secret group of life savers are out there in our communities to help make that vital difference when we most need help!

So who are these people and what do they do? In recent times the N.H.S. and the Ambulance Service has been under severe pressure coping with high demand and a huge increase in calls during recent times. At times demand can outstrip available resources so responding to emergency calls within target times can be demanding.

To help reach people with life threatening problems such as Stroke, Cardiac Arrest and Breathing difficulties the Ambulance Service now make use of selectively trained local community volunteers to respond to the emergency before the arrival of an Ambulance.
This small but dedicated band of people selflessly give their own free time and enthusiasm to help their local communities and largely go unnoticed.

As well as volunteering to respond at short notice to active emergencies they also take time to share their knowledge to others in the community who they encourage to learn basic life saving skills.

One of these skills is C.P.R. ( Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation ) or ‘Heart Massage’ to anyone suffering a Cardiac Arrest. An ‘arrest’ is time critical and anyone who can intervene as soon as possible will give the victim a precious chance of survival.

C.P.R. training is simple for anyone to learn; so the Silsden First Responders wanting to spread their message approached the Town Council for a grant to buy two C.P.R. manikins to use for ‘hands on’ demonstrations in the community! To their amazement the Town Council happily contributed enough money for three manikins so the Silsden First Responders are now happy to offer anyone interested some additional life saving training.

The manikins were handed over to Silsden Responder Lawrence Walton by Mayor Chris Atkins. Town Counsellor Michael O’Dwyer and Town and Ward Counsellor Adrian Naylor took the opportunity for lessons in C.P.R. from Responders Sara Smith and Ray Bolton.

If you or a local group would like to learn how to give C.P.R. and add your skills to the community you can contact silsdencfrs@gmail.com for further information.

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11/12/2015 : 11:43:56      reply with quote


a very worthy cause.Grandad do you know whether st johns ambulance are helping out as well because the last two times I have been coming through silsden, a st johns ambulance has been racing through on blue lights.Is there a shortage of normal ambulances at the moment
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12/12/2015 : 11:33:32      reply with quote


Perhaps local groups like the History group might wish to partake in some life saving training?
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grandad
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15/12/2015 : 16:43:42      reply with quote


With Christmas coming up and some people over indulging it might be a good time tot hink about learning how to save a life.
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17/12/2015 : 14:24:23      reply with quote


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a very worthy cause.Grandad do you know whether st johns ambulance are helping out as well because the last two times I have been coming through silsden, a st johns ambulance has been racing through on blue lights.Is there a shortage of normal ambulances at the moment
Yes I have found out that they are.
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28/12/2015 : 13:47:33      reply with quote


Just seen this on twitter if it means anything



David Mullen ‏@davidmmullen 38m38 minutes ago

@CFR_Yorkshire Neil, do you have contact details for silsden first responders, need to get message through re Steeton HUB defibrillator
5:08 AM - 28 Dec 2015 · Details
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grandad
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28/12/2015 : 14:30:45      reply with quote


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Just seen this on twitter if it means anything



David Mullen ‏@davidmmullen 38m38 minutes ago

@CFR_Yorkshire Neil, do you have contact details for silsden first responders, need to get message through re Steeton HUB defibrillator
5:08 AM - 28 Dec 2015 · Details

David, Ring Dave Jones on 07917053604
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23/02/2016 : 11:29:29      reply with quote


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If you or a local group would like to learn how to give C.P.R. and add your skills to the community you can contact silsdenscfrs@gmail.com for further information.

SORRY BUT I GOT OUR ADDRESS WRONG! IT SHOULD NOT HAVE THE "S" AFTER SILSDEN, I.E.

The correct one is silsdencfrs@gmail.com

I have corrected the mistake above also.
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