A Public Talk by First Responders. December 2016

Group Name: Beeston & District Community First Responders

Web Address:www.beestonanddistrictresponders.co.uk

The Beeston & District Responders Group was set up in November 2012, with only two trained EMAS Responders, and one kit and one operational EMAS Call sign.

The Group has grown since we became fully Operational and we now have Eleven fully Trained EMAS Responders. Ten of which are now FPOS Level 3 who can attend Babies-New Born upwards and Falls and certain number of trauma calls.

By the end of the year 2016 the rest of the responders will be FPOS 9 (First Person On Scene) Level 3 Qualified.

The Group covers the following areas: Beeston, Chilwell, Bramcote, Toton, Attenborough, Stapleford& Long Eaton. Our areas of Operation are densely populated, with figures reaching 50,000 +, people in the Six areas of operation.

We do go to calls outside these areas when required when EMAS resources are stretched.

The Group has been busy fund raising since November 2012, and with the support of our local community, including other Charity groups and the help from local councilors and businesses, we have managed to raise enough funds to purchase Eight full response kits and De-Fibrillators (cost of approx £1850 per kit). We also have One adopted kit.

These kits have been attached to our now fully operation NINE EMAS Call-Signs, which as previously mentioned are operating in the above areas.

Two of our call signs also have new terrafix phones which are tracked by EMAS which in turn can give them our position and can send us to calls which are close to us at anytime.

The Group has also purchased each responder with a uniform, which includes a Hi-Visibility reflective winter jacket and a Polo shirt with our group’s emblem. We felt this necessary as it would provide the community with a view to our professional approach and make us easily identifiable.

Since the Group went operational in November 2012 up to the end of October 2016, the group has been logged on and available to attend Emergency calls within our Community for 7,227 hours and has attended over 2,731 Life Threatening 999 Calls on behalf of EMAS Trust.

245 of which were Cardiac Arrests and 22 ROSC and 1 ROSC to Hospital Discharge.

(ROSC =Return of Spontaneous Circulation).

We have also attended 80 calls where we have administered a drug called Salbutamol, which assists to help patient’s breath when suffering from respiratory problems.

The group has made a huge difference to our local community, helping people in their hour of need, prior to the arrival of an Ambulance crew.

On the 23rd April 2015 we achieved the following award from our local area.

I Beeston Awards 2015

Pride of Beeston Winner

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