Meet The Team
Richard Bradford - Responder, Trustee, Senior Team Leader, Stores Manager & CFR Tutor
Richard joined in 2013. Previously, he worked as a Training Officer with the London Ambulance Service. Richard first heard about Community Responders whist recovering from a cardiac arrest and is passionate about teaching CPR and the use of an AED to as many people as possible.
Richard is the Team Leader for the Eastbourne Area Team and is newly promoted to Senior Team Leader covering the Polegate and Hastings Operational Units of SECAMB.
Matt Briggs - Responder, SECAmb CFR Senior Team Leader
Matt is a founder member of the group and has been a Responder since 2009.
Matt is a Director of Specsavers in Eastbourne and previously the Team Leader.
He covers the Langley area.
Steph Meech - Associate Trainer
Steph is an Operational Team Leader with SECAmb based in Polegate and she is a trainer
for the Community Responders. Steph attends training meetings to deliver bi-monthly reassessment
training and any other modules that are required. She also supervises the teams Observer shifts,
where responders get experience on front line emergency situations.Chris Blackman - ResponderJoined the team in 2019 and responds within Eastbourne and the Sovereign Harbour areas.Chris works locally as an engineer and is keen half marathon runner and has also achieved 1st Dan Black belts in both Karate and Kickboxing.
Chris joined the responders to help and support his local community.
Paul Crouch - Responder & Trustee
Responder since 2012 and Trustee within the group .
Paul was previously employed as an Area Manager for a high street bank but is now retired.
Previoulsy interest in Lifesaving and is a life member of Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards.
Paul covers the Ratton, Hampden Park and Old town areas.
Dan Dunbar - Responder
Dan joined the group in the summer of 2019 and works locally at Hillier Garden Centre.
One of his motivations to join was after successfully carrying out CPR to a customer who suffered a
cardiac arrest at work and he was awarded a CPR Hero award by the British Heart Foundation.
Dan is a Polegate Town Councillor and a volunteer with the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.
Keith Welch - Responder & Trustee
Keith joined in 2014. Keith is a Health & Safety and First Aid Trainer and covers the Hailsham area.
Charlotte Senior - Responder & Trustee
Charlotte became a Responder in 2017 to support the Ambulance Service and my local community. I have always been calm under pressure but wanted to have the skills and knowledge to help those who are injured or unwell, knowing that in serious accident and emergencies time can be everything. I also wanted to provide help and reassurance to patients and families who may be worried or distressed at a really awful time.
For my day job I work in a Community Nursing Team and have experience as a Therapy Assistant for both Physio and Occupational Therapy
Betty Stephens - Treasurer/Secretary
Betty joined the team in 2021 and became a trustee shortly after taking up the post
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