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Thank you Debs

At our Monthly meeting this week, members of the group banded together and showed our appreciation to our group co-ordinator for all the hard work she does for the group above and beyond responding.

Thank you to Mark Wilbourn for organising.

Afternoon Tea at The Olde House

Thank you to all who came to see us and joined us for afternoon tea at The Olde House on Saturday 28th September.

Especially thanks to The Olde House and anyone who donated cakes, we raised an amazing £290 on the day from donations and via the raffle.

Here are a few pictures of the amazing selection of cakes

We are recruiting CFR’s

We are looking for volunteers to join Chesterfield CFR Group

Could you be a CFR?

Are you up for a challenge?
Would you like to help people in your community?
Can you give up some free time?
Do you want to learn essential lifesaving skills?
Do you hold a full, clean driving licence?
Are you in reasonable good health?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions then you could be the person we are looking for.

To apply, please visit Apply EMAS responders and have to hand the following information: your name, address, telephone and mobile number, the county (list above) you wish to respond in, your date of birth, driver licence and national insurance number, and a supporting statement (maximum 200 words).

We are looking for Fundraising Volunteers

Chesterfield First Responders are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with fundraising, event attending and planning events. No experience required, just a keen interest in helping the group to gain publicity and recognition. No regular meetings to attend. Fundraisers to be ideally over the age of 18. If you are interested in giving us a helping hand, please contact us at [email protected]

[email protected] The Badger Pub

We would like to thank The Badger Pub, Brockewell Chesterfield http://www.thebadgerpub.co.uk/, for Fundraising a total of £274.27 on Sunday 11th August from their Badgerfest in aid of Chesterfield CFR.

We had fundraisers and Rory there and also at one point had a couple of responders booked on CFR15 responding from there to the local community.

Grassmoor Family Fun Day

We attended the annual Grassmoor Family Fun day on 6th July.
We had fundraisers and helped teach CPR and other life saving skills and even Rory had some fun


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Supporting Tom Henson Charity Football Match

On Saturday June 15th at Bolsover Town Sports and Social Club, the Tom Henson Charity Football Match took place

We had the honor and pleasure of supporting this great cause. 4 of our Community First Responders (CFRs), along with our mascot ‘Rory’ went along to help support this football match and took the opportunity to teach CPR and defib use to attendees of this event. We were also supported by John W from East Midlands Ambulance Service.

Back in April, Tom Henson Defib Map donated us with 2 brand new defibs for our CFR’s to use when out responding to 999 calls.

Find out more about the great work and view the Defib Map here

Tom Henson Defib Map Donates Two Defibs

On Monday 29th April, Tom Henson Defib Map donated Chesterfield Community First Responders two defibs.

They said “The work and dedication Chesterfield CFR’s provide to the community is incredible and help save so many lives! After hearing about their amazing work we donated 2 defibrillators that will be put to great use helping casualties and 999 call outs! Thank you and keep up the great work!”

Tom Henson tragically passed away on the 31st of July 2018 at Gosforth fields, Dronfield, from cardiac arrest caused by congenital heart disease. Whilst the paramedics, first responders, and bystanders did everything in their power to save him, unfortunately, Tom tragically passed away

Find out more about the great work and view the Defib Map here

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Chesterfield College sponsors life-saving equipment

Chesterfield College has kindly donated a semi-automated defibrillator and blood pressure kit for one of our responders who is also a Hospitality and Catering lecturer with the college

Full news article available here on the Chesterfield College Website

GoodSam

Our volunteers within Chesterfield Community First Responders use the GoodSam app, so that at any time the app goes off we can be activated to Cardiac Arrests that are in our vicinity. All volunteers, Saving lives through technology

Operating Internationally, GoodSAM (Smartphone Activated Medics) incorporates the world’s most advanced emergency alerting and dispatching platform with a community of over 40,000 highly governed trained and trusted responders. The GoodSAM Cardiac system integrates with ambulance service CAD (computer aided dispatch) systems to trigger bystander response while the ambulance service is on route. GoodSAMPro provides a Community First Responder (CFR) dispatch system dispatching advanced care beyond cardiac arrest. Now with “Instant-On-Scene” – the emergency services can see the scene/patient via a video link. The system is now used by police, fire and other services for a host of emergency situations.

https://www.goodsamapp.org/

Take a look at the video https://vimeo.com/197525859