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 Community First   most important things you could ever do for   he situation is critical!  Someone has   about their role of providing initial support before
          collapsed in front of you and they are not
                                            the ambulance arrives.  Given my recent worries I
 another person.  The training will take place
 Responders –   on Wednesday 12th December 7.00pm at the   Tbreathing.  You think you know what to do,   thought right - I am going to train to do this!
 Royal British Legion and will be led by a trainer
      breathing and chest compressions right?  Aargh...
                                              Well, what an amazing journey it has been and
 update   from the Ambulance Service.  Please try  and   but what comes first, how many of each and where   what a brilliant group of people.  Once accepted
      exactly am I meant to be pressing?
                                                 you complete a Level 3 Ambulance Service
 let me know if you are planning to attend
 Defibrillators   (688188) or message me but feel free to just   I  asked  myself  two  years  ago  when   Community First Responder course.
        These are just a few of the questions
                                                  The training is magnificent.  My course
 pop along if you are able.
 Go Manea....
 & Training  Lisa Eves – Community First Responder  someone I love suddenly went into   was held over 5 days (weekends) and
                                                  alongside 20 other volunteers I learnt how
      cardiac arrest.  Luckily, that person lived
      in a city close to a hospital and help      to respond to many different situations
 hose of you who are eagle-  arrived quickly.  This is unfortunately   including Cardiac Arrest, Choking, Diabetic
 eyed will have spotted   not as likely when you live in a rural   Episodes and Anaphylactic Shock.
 Tsome new additions to our   location.                    I am now responding in Manea
 village that look like this:  This was my wake up        but at present am the only
 These  are  Automated  call to do something and            CFR.  We really need other
 External Defibrillators (AEDs)   shortly afterwards I heard   CFRs who are willing to be on
 and they save lives.  It is   a  presentation  from        standby a few hours a week.
 proven that effective CPR and   two  Community  First      If you are interested please
 prompt access to a defibrillator   Responders (CFRs) who    contact me on 688188 and
 significantly  improves  the  spoke passionately            I will be delighted to talk to
 chances of survival if someone                               you about this role.
 goes into Cardiac Arrest (their heart stops).    Charlemont Drr  Lisa Eves -Community
 Anyone can use these in an emergency by                            First Responder
 following the voice prompts and don’t worry;
 you cannot shock anyone by accident!  Access
 is via the Ambulance Service so when you
 call 999 they will direct you to the nearest   "The
 defibrillator and give you the code.  situation
 Thanks to the sterling work of our previous
 Community First Responder (CFR)- Jason   is critical!
 Doherty, the village has been able to purchase   We need
 three additional defibrillators.  In addition   other
 the football team have kindly made their
 defibrillator accessible to all.   CFRs who
 This is an amazing achievement for our   are willing
 village and we have been supported by Tesco,   Village Hall  to be on
 Metalcraft (Chatteris), our lovely Manea Gala   Community First
 Team  and  the  Parish  Council  to  make  these   standby a
 purchases.  Rose & Crown  few hours
 I am delighted to announce that we are   a week"
 going to run a training course for anyone who   Fire Station  Responders
 wants to learn, or refresh their knowledge   Pavilion
 on giving CPR.  This is  seriously one of the

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