Help save lives in Whiteparish

Providing essential treatment in those first crucial minutes can make the difference between life and death.

Whiteparish First Responders is a group of volunteers that aims to ensure people in need of emergency medical assistance receive it even before the arrival of professional ambulance resources.

First Responders are trained to deliver emergency first aid and life support, including defibrillation and oxygen therapy.

We are a charity, but we don't want your money. We want something even more valuable. Your time.

The Whiteparish First Responder scheme is currently run in partnership with St John Ambulance, and we need more people to help us deliver this potentially life saving service in and around Whiteparish.

To join us, you'll be 18 or over and be prepared to be organised on a call-out basis. You will receive training in emergency care, including scene safety, patient assessment, basic life support and defibrillation, as well as in medical emergencies including cardiac conditions.

We also need non-first aider volunteers to help organise the group.

If you'd like to find out more, please come along to our open evening at the Methodist Chapel, Dean Lane, on Thursday 10th May at 8.00pm.

For more information, please call Elizabeth Philps on 884 974, Martin Fisher on 885 771 or Stuart McWilliam on 885 705

You never know. You could end up saving someone's life.

First Responder schemes have the full support of the British Heart Foundation and the Department of Health under the National Defibrillation Programme.