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Date: 30 November 2023
Our Isle of Wight Ambulance Service have held an award ceremony to thank all volunteer Community First Responders (CFRs).
Our Trust has over fifty volunteer CFRs, from across the Island, who are trained and equipped to deal with most medical emergencies in their local community. Their role is to respond to emergency calls at the same time as the statutory frontline response and by being local, will often mean they are with the patient in need within minutes and are able to deliver what can be lifesaving treatment.
In an event full of Christmas cheer and gratitude, the CFRs were recognised for their commitment, various years of service and qualification achievements with a presentation of various awards including pin badges, certificates and coins.
Darren Claydon, Clinical Operations Manager, Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, said:
“Our volunteer Community First Responders are an absolute asset to our service and community. They train hard, commit hours of their own time and are full of compassion.
“We are so very grateful for all they do, we really value each and every one of them.”
Find out more about volunteering as a Community First Responder.