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  • EASTBOURNE AREA COMMUNITY

    FIRST RESPONDERS

    Serving the people of Eastbourne, Dicker, Hailsham, Herstmonceux, Hankham, Stone Cross, Pevensey Bay, Polegate, Westham and surrounding areas

    Registered Charity: 1164643

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    Ambulance Community First Responders


    Responders are volunteer members of the community, trained by the Ambulance Service to respond to emergency calls through the 999 system. Responders provide immediate care to patients and are mobilised by Ambulance Control. They are a part of their local community, serving an area of approximately 3 mile radius of their base, which can be their home or place of work. They can therefore attend the scene of a medical emergency in a very short time. Often arriving within a few minutes of the call and sometimes whilst the caller is still on the phone. They are trained to provide Emergency Life Support and to treat patients suffering from a range of conditions. On the arrival of an Ambulance, they form part of the team treating the patient.
     

    Why do we need Community Responders?

    With the best will in the world the ambulance service cannot have ambulance crews on every street corner. When you dial 999, you may be lucky and have a crew within a few minutes drive away. Alternatively they could be many miles away and on rare occasions there may not be anybody immediately available at all. Community First Responders will normally attend calls close to their home or workplace so should arrive quickly and bridge any time delay in help arriving. The responder will always be backed up by a paramedic or ambulance.

     

     

    How does the scheme work?

    When you dial 999 the first thing you will be asked is the address of the emergency. Whilst you are being asked for further information, the Dispatchers will be looking for the nearest available resources and will be mobilising those that are required. One of those resources may well be a Community First Responder who will be alerted via his mobile phone. All this happens within seconds, so that help can arrive as quickly as possible.

     

     

    How can I find out more?

    Please e-mail: info@eastbourneresponders.com