On the look out for life-savers

VOLUNTEERS are being sought by the Community First Responder (CFR) scheme that operates in Misterton and surrounding villages.

CFR volunteers help to save lives by providing life-saving care if the patient’s condition is serious and give reassurance to patients and family before the arrival of the ambulance.

They are trained to give initial help to people suffering from medical emergencies such as chest pains, breathing problems, strokes, collapses and cardiac arrests.

The Five Villages First Responder scheme which operates in Misterton, West Stockwith, Beckingham, Walkeringham, Gringley on the Hill, and surrounding areas has been in operation since 2004 and has attended over 1,400 emergency calls in that time.

For more information phone 01427 892649, e-mail contact@fvfr.co.uk or visit www.fvfr.co.uk.