Can you help save a life?
The answer to that question is Yes you can.
Every year thousands of people suffer a cardiac arrest out of a hospital environment. Early intervention is critical to ensure a person can survive. With the help of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and using a defibrillator as soon as possible the chances of a person recovering greatly increases.
We would all like an ambulance to be on every street corner but that is impossible. Whilst living in the countryside gives people a better way of living and takes the stresses out of living in an urban environment sometimes there will be a delay in reaching a patient and that is where you can help.
As well as Community First Responders, that are volunteers that give up their spare time to respond to 999 calls to West Midlands Ambulance Service, we are also looking for members of the public that could attend a Cardiac Arrest near to where you live, taking on the role as a Resuscitation Volunteer.
You will need access to a vehicle and will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check and under go half a days training at the Coventry Ambulance Hub in how to give CPR and use a defibrillator. When a call is received by the ambulance control room you will be contacted and if you can, attend the location of the cardiac arrest.
If you live in within 3 – 4 minutes of a defibrillator then you can HELP. You will be in a team of up to 12 members of the public who also could respond.
The map below shows where the defibrillators are in the community, clicking on the map will expand it.
The defibrillators and secure cabinets are sourced by donations from the local community. If you feel you can help then please get in touch with us.
You could help save the life of your loved ones or a neighbour.